Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum – Provo, Utah

Learn a Lot with a Visit to the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum

Utah is probably best known for its salt lake and rugged western landscape, but there is far more to do here than sit at the water’s edge and dream of being a cowboy. One of the most popular destinations for families to visit is the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum located on the grounds of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. This museum opened to visitors three decades ago and still attracts countless tourists and locals every year. Besides being a museum that is open to the public, there are a number of scientists doing research there, studying a variety of different plants and animals.

You can find a number of great exhibits in the museum, all of which are sure to educate and entertain your brood.

The Whooping Crane exhibit was recently renovated, and the Pheasants and Waterfowl from Around the World exhibit showcases a variety of unique birds from around the globe. The museum also houses a large collection of insects that are sure to thrill (or chill) everyone in the group.

The Ecosystem Exhibit, which is in the museum’s main hall, shows the different species, both plant and animal, who live in and affect various ecosystems, such as grasslands, forests, and marshes. You will also find a number of different mounted animals, not only from the state of Utah, but also from around the world, including Africa.

Besides all of the regular exhibits the museum offers, there are also great activities for the children. Each activity is different depending on the day of the week you visit the museum, so you should check ahead to see what’s going on during the time of your visit. Some of these activities include getting up close and personal with reptiles and other wildlife. You can learn more about the museum and activities by checking out their website at

Don’t forget to stop by the museum store on your visit as well. You can find book, t-shirts, stuffed animals, and plenty more to commemorate your trip to the museum.

The museum is completely free to the public and is open 6 days a week. It is open from
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Monday through Friday and from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday. It is closed on Sundays. It makes a great educational stop on your trip, and you can’t beat the price!

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