Field Trips

Utah State Parks
We manage your 42 state parks – from Bear Lake State Park at the Utah/Idaho border to Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum deep in the Four Corners region, and everywhere in between.

Utah Travel Industry Website
Welcome to Utah, paradise for outdoor enthusiasts! From National Parks to ski resorts and golf courses, beautiful Park City to historic Temple Square, sunny St George to bustling Salt Lake City to tranquil Lake Powell, Utah will surprise you with its variety.

Astronomy

Clark Planetarium
Since its opening in 1965, Salt Lake County’s planetarium has been a leader in the field of space science education. 110 South 400 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101, (801) 456-STAR (7827)

Fine Arts

Utah Museum of Fine Arts
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts engages visitors in discovering meaningful connections with the artistic expressions of the world’s cultures. Utah residents enter free of charge on the first Wednesday of each month. 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112. (801) 581-7332

Geology

Timpanogos Cave National Monument
High in the Wasatch Mountains, 40 miles south of SLC. The cave system consists of three spectacularly decorated caverns. From May to early September, the monument offers a Children’s program every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the visitor center. Junior Ranger Program.

History

Hovenweep National Monument
Six prehistoric, Puebloan-era villages spread over a twenty-mile expanse of mesa tops and canyons along the Utah-Colorado border. Located along the border between southeast Utah and southwest Colorado, just north and west of Cortez, Colorado.

Natural History

Dinosaur National Monument
The cliff face inside the Dinosaur Quarry Visitor Center has some 1,600 dinosaur bones embedded in the side of a mountain. Miles from anywhere at the northern corners where Utah and Colorado meet. Visitor center seems to be closed in spring 2007. Call first. (435) 781-7700. Take a virtual tour if this is just too far to go.

Hogle Zoo
Teachers and students can enhance their Zoo visit with one of our core-based lesson plans or a self-guided tour, while teens and adults can become a part of the Zoo and help further our mission of Conservation Education by joining one of our volunteer programs. 2600 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, (801) 582-1631.

Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
A dynamic repository and trustee for a remarkable group of biological collections. These collections are used to celebrate the role of Jesus Christ as Creator, while enhancing student learning and mentoring and promoting faculty teaching and research. Free admission. Located at Brigham Young University. 645 East 1430 North, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602. (801) 422-5051.

North American Museum of Ancient Life
Get ready for the ultimate dinosaur museum adventure ever! Interact with and explore ancient life like never before using all the interactive activities throughout the museum. Located at Thanksgiving Point, 20 minutes south of Salt Lake City and 20 minutes north of Provo on Interstate 15 in Central Utah. (801) 768-4971

Stokes Nature Center
Opportunities for students of all ages to explore, learn about and develop appreciation and stewardship for our natural world. Located in Logan Canyon, east of Logan, Utah, on HWY 89. (435) 755-3239

Utah Botanical Center
Educational opportunities as varied as Utah’s landscape. At Utah State University, Kaysville, UT. (801) 593-8969.

Utah Museum of Natural History
Looking for something to do on a Saturday afternoon? Why not broaden your knowledge with a trip to the Museum. University of Utah, 1390 East President’s Circle, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, (801) 581-6928

Science

The Leonardo
The Leonardo is a science, technology and art center for young people and adults located in the heart of Utah’s capital city. When The Leonardo opens in 2011, it will not be a typical science and technology center, and it definitely won’t be like any art gallery you’ve ever visited before.

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