The Prehistoric Museum creates understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural processes that formed the geologic, fossil and prehistoric human records found in eastern Utah. We do this through educational and interpretive programs based upon our academic research, preservation programs, authentic exhibits, and the creative efforts of our staff and community.
The Prehistoric Museum is home to three mounted armor-plated ankylosaurs skeletons: Gastonia burgei, Animantarx ramaljonesi, and Peloroplites cedromontanus. These skeletons were collected within 150 miles of the museum. They lived 130-100 million years ago, making eastern Utah one of the richest places for Early Cretaceous ankylosaurs. Their descendants became extinct 66 million years ago during the Great Dinosaur Die-off.More...
Utah is an extraordinarily rich state in terms of its archaeological past. Indians
have lived in every part of the state from extremely ancient times, and have left
rock art reminders of their presence in all parts of the state.
What do you get when you combine a mega-blockbuster science fiction movie and the
scientific proof to back it up? You find out that reality is more shocking than fiction.
Utahraptor is the largest of all raptor dinosaurs. It is also the oldest of this family,
living approximately 125 million years ago.