The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is located at Brigham Young University. The museum was opened to the public in 1978, is accredited by the American Association of Museums and maintains membership in the Natural Science Collections Alliance. Research collections of vascular and non vascular plants, invertebrate and vertebrate animals are maintained and made available to research scientists and educators. Public exhibits and educational programs are offered. Admission is free.
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is a wax museum located in the Las Vegas Strip at The Venetian Las Vegas casino. The attraction opened in 1999, becoming the first Madame Tussauds venue to open in the United States. It features over 100 wax figures of famous celebrities, film and TV characters, athletes, musicians and Marvel superheroes, as well a 4D movie theatre. Subsequent Madame Tussauds venues opened in the U.S in New York City in 2000, Washington D.C. in 2007, and Hollywood, California in 2009.
The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium’ is a non-profit organization located in Draper. It is home to 2500 animals representing 450 species. The public aquarium consists of five main exhibits: Discover Utah, Ocean Explorer, Journey to South America, Expedition Asia and Antarctic Adventure.(*)
Located in the historic Dixie Academy, The St. George Children’s Museum encourages its guests to touch, feel, play, and explore in our ten exhibit rooms. The rooms are designed to encourage interaction between adults and children. Minds both old and young will discover a world of imagination as they play and interact with the museum exhibits. It is the museum’s goal to offer and provide educational opportunities for all children and adults to learn and grow.
“Discover, Imagine, and Create” is the museum’s motto for a particular reason. Everything the museum provides, all the specific designs of each exhibit piece, and every activity planned and offered strives to provide a way for its guests to discover, imagine, or create. Discover new worlds, participate in imaginative play, and create fun with us at the St. George Children’s Museum.(*)
Located on Main Street in the small town of Eureka Utah is the Tintic Mining Museum. This Museum is filled with relics from this towns history dating back to the late 1800’s. As you make your way through the museum you can view several of the minerals that are common to this area. Exhibits of old mining tools, mining relics and other historical artifacts are on display.
Anasazi State Park Museum is a state park and museum in Southern Utah, United States, featuring the ruins of an ancient Anasazi village referred to as the Coombs Village Site.
The Coombs Site is the site of one of the largest Anasazi communities known to have existed west of the Colorado River. The name Anasazi, Navajo for “Ancient Enemies,” or “Enemies of Our Ancestors” describes the Pueblo culture that existed in the Four Corners area from about 1 AD to 1300 AD. This village is believed to have been occupied from 1160 AD to 1235 AD. As many as 250 people lived there.
The village is largely unexcavated, though there was a brief excavation during 1958 and 1959, conducted by the University of Utah as part of the Glen Canyon Dam Project. During that excavation, archeologists uncovered thousands of artifacts, and discovered a community of about 90 rooms divided into two separate one-story apartment complexes. An L-shaped building has been reconstructed and can be entered into by visitors. The cluster featured open shelters for working in the shade, storage pits, and adobe pit houses large enough for five or six residents. All together, about 100 structures have been found.
Pioneer – Washington County – Courthouse
St. George was designated as the County Seat on January 14, 1883. This building was begun in 1866 and completed in 1876. It served the County government as offices, the 18-inch thick walls housed the jail in the basement and school was held upstairs during the day and served as a courtroom by night. Still reflecting days old are the original panes of glass alongside the entrance doors, the chandeliers, security vault, exterior cornice work, roof cupola dome and original murals of Zion and Grand Canyons in upstairs assembly room.
The McQuarrie Memorial Museum (DUP Museum) is also here.
Pioneer Museum –
This red brick building completed in 1938 was financed by Mrs. Horttense McQuarrie Odlum to house pioneer relics. The addition was financed by Ferol McQuarrie Kincade in 1985. Daughters of Utah pioneers volunteer their serves as decents for the museum.