Celebrate Utah's Dinosaur Heritage: Jurassic World Giveaway


When Jurassic Park came out I was a Midwestern girl who'd never seen a dinosaur bone.  Wow, how the world has changed!  Now, with an even bigger dinosaur movie about to premier, I'm living only minutes from one of the world's largest dinosaur museums and take the kids fossil hunting every time we go out hiking.  It's exciting to be teaming up this week with the gals at The Salt Project to bring you an epic dinosaur giveaway...


Did you know that Utah is a Dinosaur Fossil gold mine?! I mean, Utah, it's a big deal.


So big in fact, that the Utahraptor was found right here in Moab, Utah. That's right people, we have our own dinosaur. It's also a cousin of the Velociraptor in Jurassic Park. Utah has a lot of dinosaur history, so we've compiled a list of our favorite Dinosaur Museums. You'll definitely want to add these museums to your summer bucket list.

Natural History Museum of Utah | Salt Lake City


The Natural History Museum of Utah has the world's largest and only display of 14 ceratopsian (horned) dinosaur skulls. The Museum collection is super unique because nearly all the specimens are from Utah and at least 15 of them are new to science since 2000!


They also have the Lythronax (similar to tyrannosaurus) that was found in Southern Utah and can only be found on display here in Utah!

Museum of Ancient Life | Thanksgiving Point | Lehi


The Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point has 60 complete dinosaur skeletons and is one of the largest dinosaur museums in the world. You've probably driven by it and seen the giant tyrannosaurus rex on the building.

Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park | Ogden


Tucked in the mouth of Weber Canyon, you'll find dinosaurs hidden throughout the brush by the Weber River. Watch paleontologist clean off fossils or dig for some gems in the cave. The Jurassic-World-like playground will have your kids playing for hours!

St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site | St. George


This museum just opened up in 2000 and is family-friendly. It's built over dinosaur footprints that you can see through the floor. Best part? The footprints were found right here in Utah. It's a small museum, but it is jam packed with fossils! Be sure to schedule a tour, we hear that's the way to visit.
National Geographic just did a story on all the new species that are coming out of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Southern Utah and all the pieces are sent to the Utah Museum of Natural History. Pretty cool right?

So cool in fact, that we've got a giant giveaway!

***GIVEAWAY***

We will have five winners! Thanks to our amazing sponsors! This giveaway has a little bit of something for every age. Baby, littles, teens and adults will all love this giveaway.

Thanksgiving Point : Tickets
Megaplex Theatres : Movie Passes & Large Popcorn
The Salt Project : 2 Adventure Packs
LeggyBlondeShop : Dinosaur Planter
LovelyLettersDesign : Dinosaur Party Invites and Thank You Cards
SnuggleMeDesigns : Dinosaur Hooded Towel
Cloud9Craftss : Jurassic Park Movie Poster
LittleSaplingToys : Dino Teethers

Here's how the bounty will be divided.  We will have 5 winners.

The Grand Prize Winner
5 Tickets to the Natural History Museum of Utah
5 Tickets to Thanksgiving Point's Museum of Ancient Life
2 Movie Passes & Large Popcorn from Megaplex Theatres
2 Salt Project Adventure Packs
First Choice to 2 other prizes
1 Dino Teether
1 Potter Pack

Second Place
5 Tickets to the Natural History Museum of Utah
5 Tickets to Thanksgiving Point's Museum of Ancient Life
2 Movie Passes & Large Popcorn from Megaplex Theatres
Second Choice to 1 other prize
1 Dino Teether

Third Place
4 Tickets to the Natural History Museum of Utah
2 Movie Passes & Large Popcorn from Megaplex Theatres
Third Choice of 1 other prize
1 Dino Teether

Fourth Place
4 Tickets to the Natural History Museum of Utah
2 Movie Passes & Large Popcorn from Megaplex Theatres
Fourth Choice of 1 other prize
1 Dino Teether

Fifth Place
2 Tickets to the Natural History Museum of Utah
2 Movie Passes & Large Popcorn from Megaplex Theatres
Fifth Choice of 1 other prize
1 Dino Teether

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