Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park | Roar | Part 1

Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park | Roar | Part 1

Did you know that Utah has over 10 Dinosaur Museums?  Ogden Eccles is only one of the many, who knew right?  Lucky for us, we have one that is just a few short miles away in Ogden.  It's kind of tucked away with it's Jurassic-Park-like entrance. 

The Inside

Who's stoked for the newest Jurassic World Movie?  Us!

The original Jurassic Park Movie was the first PG-13 movie my parents let me go to, kind of my coming into age of teenager.  The movie blew my little mind.  I still believe that dinosaurs can be brought back from mosquitos and I also have a serious love of amber jewelry because of it.

Kacey, the Park Director, is SUPER stoked about the new movie as well.

Remember the sweet triceratops that was sick in Jurassic Park?  Well, Kacey let us feel a fossilized triceratops skin.  Funnily enough, I thought it felt soft...not like a rock at all, kind of like leathery soft.

Here Kacey is telling us all about our Guide Book.  Inside you've got little tidbits about the different exhibits and a scavenger hunt for all the live-sized dino sculptures.  Plus, if you finish the scavenger hunt (or try) they give you a cool prize.

After our trip to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, I've been a little wary of what kids should and shouldn't touch.  We figured they probably wouldn't put REAL fossilized bones where our toddlers could reach.

There are all sorts of dinosaurs indigenous to Utah on display.

Here little Scout (Indie Ogden's daughter) is watching a volunteer clean a fossil.

One of the kids favorite displays was the moving dinosaurs.  Well, everyone's except Aiko and Riz, they preferred to sit on the chairs on the far wall.

They also have a Gem section upstairs and a WHOLE outside playground (post coming soon) and life sized dinosaur sculptures. Be sure to check out our next Eccles Dinosaur Park Post, we've got more about the outside of the park (it's probably the BEST part) and then a pretty rad giveaway.

Stay tuned and watch out for Indie Ogden's post on the giveaway as well. 

Visitor Info

Hours: 
See below
Entrance Fee(s): 
Children (2-12) - $5.00
Adults (18+) - $7.00
Seniors (62+) - $6.00
Students (13-17) - $6.00
Infants (1 & under) - FREE
Helpful Tips: 

Winter Hours:
October 26, 2014 - March 15, 2015
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, for regular admission and the museum, the outside park closes at 6:00.
Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Spring Hours:
March 16, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Monday - Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, for regular admission and the museum, the outside park closes at 6:00.

Summer Hours:
May 25, 2015 - September 7, 2015
Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, for regular admission and the museum, the outside park closes at 8:00.
Sundays 10:00 - 5:00 pm, for regular admission and the museum, the outside park closes at 6:00.
Open July 4th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Autumn Hours:
September 8, 2015 - October 31, 2015
Monday - Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, for regular admission and the museum, the outside park closes at 6:00.

Halloween Carnival:
October 15, 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Winter Hours:
November 1,  2015 - March 13, 2016
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, for regular admission and the museum, the outside park closes at 6:00.
Please see special holiday hours on the event calendar.
Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Group Rates
Groups with a minimum of 15 or more paying customers that make reservations 7 or more days in advance qualify for special group rates. Call 801-393-3466 for details and to make reservations.

School Groups K - 12
Public and Private School Group Rate: $3.00 per person, regardless of age or group size with RESERVATIONS made at least 7 or more days in advance. Call 801-393-3466, EXT 56 for details.

Home School Group Rate $3.00 per person. Home School teacher must present copy of letter from school district verifying they are a qualified home school to receive discounted rate.

Phone: 
801.393.3466

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