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Friday, April 05, 2013

New Curatorial Facility At Utah Field House of Natural History Museum

Located in Vernal, in northeastern Utah, the Utah Field House of Natural History Museum is one of the great places to see dinosaur fossils, and other natural wonders, and to learn about earth's geologic history.

The museum has just completed construction of a new curatorial facility and is holding an open house to introduce it to the public. The museum provided this information:

New Curatorial Facility
Join us Friday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a ribbon cutting and open house celebrating the completion of the new curatorial facility of the Utah Field House of Natural History Museum.

This is the only time facilities will be open to the public!

Schedule of Events
Ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.
Free entrance to the museum all day until 5 p.m.
Hands-on demonstrations, guest speakers and more.

The curatorial facility is where they keep fossils, bones and other artifacts that they don't have room to show in the museum.

Park Manager Steve Sroka says a humidity and temperature-controlled space helps preserve these important artifacts for future generations.

More About The Museum
Exposed rock in this area reveals more geologic time than you will see in the Grand Canyon. Within an 80-mile radius of Vernal, evidence of much of Earth's history is visible. The Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum is a 22,000-square foot structure built to preserve and reveal the wealth of prehistory found within Utah's Uinta Basin.

Outside the museum, and providing the greatest appeal to passing visitors, is the Dinosaur Garden, a prehistoric zoo of full-size replicas ranging in age from Pennsylvanian through Pleistocene. The garden includes a 20-foot Tyrannosaurus with six-inch, knife-like teeth, a horned Triceratops, six-ton Stegosaurus, winged Pteranodon and other full-size prehistoric animal replicas.

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