Museum of Ancient Life, Thanksgiving Point, Lehi Photos

The Museum of Ancient Life traces life from the Precambrian through the Dinosaur age using dioramas filled with replicas and skeletons posed in action groups. The museum goes well beyond the display of bones, providing a realistic insight into biological history.

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Thanksgiving Point water tower at shopping center marking point of original Mormon settlement in Utah. Lehi, UT.Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point exhibits full-size sculpture of Pterodactyl in entrance lobby. Lehi, UT.Middle Silurian era Sea Lilly Garden diorama at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Fossils of Lower Paleozoic era at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.
Thanksgiving Point water tower at shopping center marking point of original Mormon settlement in Utah. Lehi, UT.Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point exhibits full-size sculpture of Pterodactyl in entrance lobby. Lehi, UT.Middle Silurian era (425 million years ago) Sea Lilly Garden diorama at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Fossils of Lower Paleozoic era at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.
Trilobite of Lower Devonian era found in Morocco at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Trilobite of Middle Silurian era found in New York at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Model of Titanites a snail-like Cephalopod from Jurassic era at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Fish of Jurassic era found in Germany at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.
Trilobite (Burmeisterella sp.) of Lower Devonian era found in Morocco at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Trilobite (Trimerus delphinocephalus) of Middle Silurian era found in New York at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Model of Titanites (Ammonite) a snail-like Cephalopod from Jurassic era at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Fish (Lepidotis maximus) of Jurassic era found in Germany at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.
Dimetrodon skeletal replica of a mammal-like reptile from Permian era at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Eryops skeletal replica of amphibian from Permian era at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Skeletons of two oldest-known dinosaurs of Middle Triassic found in Argentina - Herrerasaurus & Eoraptor at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Hesperisaurus of Middle Jurassic era found in Wyoming at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.
Dimetrodon skeletal replica of a mammal-like reptile from Permian era (285 million years ago) at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Eryops skeletal replica of amphibian from Permian era (285 million years ago) at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Skeletons of two oldest-known dinosaurs of Middle Triassic (228 million years ago) found in Argentina - Herrerasaurus & Eoraptor at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Hesperisaurus of Middle Jurassic (180 million years ago) era found in Wyoming at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.
Hesperisaurus differs from other stegosaurs in that back plates are rounded at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Othnielia of Late Jurassic era was a swift plant eater at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Othnielia skeletons in family pose at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Late Jurassic Tanycolagreus model chasing Othnielia found in Wyoming at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.
Hesperisaurus differs from other stegosaurs in that back plates are rounded at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Othnielia of Late Jurassic (150 million years ago) era was a swift plant eater at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Othnielia skeletons in family pose at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Late Jurassic (150 million years ago) Tanycolagreus model chasing Othnielia found in Wyoming at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.
Ceratosaurus of Late Jurassic era found in Wyoming at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Stegosaurus skeleton being scavenged by Goniopholis crocodiles of Late Jurassic era at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Supersaurus of Late Jurassic era found in Colorado at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Gargoyleosaurus of Late Jurassic era found in Wyoming at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.
Ceratosaurus of Late Jurassic (150 million years ago) era found in Wyoming at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Stegosaurus skeleton being scavenged by Goniopholis crocodiles of Late Jurassic (150 million years ago) era at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Supersaurus (110 ft long) of Late Jurassic (144 million years ago) era found in Colorado at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Gargoyleosaurus of Late Jurassic (140 million years ago) era found in Wyoming at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.
Utahraptor of Early Cretaceous era found in Utah at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Pachycelphalosaurus of Late Cretaceous era found in Montana at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Oviraptor eggs of Cretaceous era found in China at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Edmontosaurus duckbill dino of Late Cretaceous era found in Alberta at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.
Utahraptor of Early Cretaceous (125 million years ago) era found in Utah at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Pachycelphalosaurus of Late Cretaceous (70 million years ago) era found in Montana at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Oviraptor eggs of Cretaceous era found in China at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Edmontosaurus duckbill dino of Late Cretaceous (65 million years ago) era found in Alberta at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.
Tyrannosaurus rex of Late Cretaceous era found in Montana at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Triceratops of Late Cretaceous era found in Alberta & Wyoming at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Right hind foot bones of Camarasaurus grandis found in Wyoming at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.
Tyrannosaurus rex of Late Cretaceous (65 million years ago) era found in Montana at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Triceratops of Late Cretaceous (65 million years ago) era found in Alberta & Wyoming at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.Right hind foot bones of Camarasaurus grandis found in Wyoming at Museum of Ancient Life. Lehi, UT.

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