Moab History & Museums: Moab Museum

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Museum of Moab

Open since August 22nd, 1959, Museum of Moab has an extensive collection of dinosaur artifacts, rocks, mining exhibits, pioneer history exhibits, and early inhabitant artifacts. Read More

  • See dinosaur tracks, history exhibits, rocks and fossils!
  • Entry fee: $5 for adults and $10 for families.
  • Located on E. Center Street in Moab.
  • Open Monday through Saturday throughout the year with shortened hours during winter months.

Overview

Once called the Dan O’Laurie Museum, Museum of Moab has something that will interest anyone. Whether you are a rock hound, amateur archeologist, or history buff, you are sure to find something cool here. See dinosaur bones, rocks, mining instruments from the uranium mining boom in the 1950’s, and visit a virtual living room from the 19th century. One of the museum’s premier artifacts is a large burden basket with a multi-colored woven design dating back to 855 and 1020 A.D.

Location

118 E. Center Street
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 259 – 7985

Hours/Seasons

  • Summer Hours (April 15 - Oct 15)
    Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
  • Winter Hours (Oct 16 - April 14)
    Monday - Saturday 12pm - 5pm

Fees/Cost

  • Adults $5.00
  • Children Under 17 Free with adult admission
  • Families $10.00

More Info

The museum’s collection spans 12,000 years of history. Five human cultures are represented: Archaic hunter/gatherer, Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi), Fremont, Ute cultures, Navajo. Are you musically inclined? You can play the first piano ever to be brought to Moab dating back to 1898. You can view dinosaur bones, petrified plants, fossilized fish, and dinosaur track implants. There is also an exhibit on the massive salt deposit that extends 100 miles out from Moab and is 3 miles thick!

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Museum of Moab

The Museum of Moab welcomes visitors to enjoy its exhibits on geology, paleontology, archaeology, pioneer history and mining.