When we went to Salt Lake City for Bexon’s new scoliosis brace two weeks ago, we hit ALL of the dinosaur museums. (We also visited The Museum of Ancient Life that week.)
I didn’t get quite as many photos of this one, but it is a beautiful building with gorgeous, clean, modern displays on many levels.
Look at the long neck on this guy! Those are my two boys, my child is the blur in red…
My kiddo moves so fast through the displays, there is no time to take note of all of the species’ actual names and spellings, so I’ll just let the images do the talking.
So these dinosaurs walked the Earth in the last three percent of time? Wow, we humans think we are really important, but look who ruled the world about five seconds ago!
This giant crocodile dinosaur looking thing would’ve eaten us as an appetizer. Chomp.
One thing that was really cool was being able to walk over these glass panes they had in the floor, right on top of the fossils and bones.
Ewwww…are those ribs?
This one is a mammoth and the tiny thing on the ground in front of it are the bones of a baby mammoth. The tall one in front of its tusks I think is a short faced bear…don’t grade me on this, people. I graduated from Louisiana public high school.
It’s a wonder I can even stand upright.
Triceratops, right? Groovy.
The views from the deck were spectacular.
The majestic mountain vistas in Salt Lake always make me gasp at their natural beauty. And just look at that blue sky.
I also loved the history they’ve preserved of the indigenous Indian tribes of Utah, especially the worn moccasins.
I’m proudly part Cherokee…or so my late father always told me. Even though I’m as fair skinned as the day is long, I tan pretty well, and I like to believe it’s true.
Especially because I have this special connection with wolves. I’m sorry. I have no excuse for this picture, except that I was feverish that day and probably lost my mind…
Women who run with the wolves? Women who lick with the wolves? (I’m weird.)
How neat are these Indian papooses for babies?! Adorable. They’re art, really…
And they even made papooses with little snow skis on them! I love it.
I managed to get at least one picture of my child (sort of) standing still. Next to a stuffed beaver. Now when people internet search “stuffed beaver” they’ll find my blog. Awesome.
Well, that concludes this little tour of the museum, I think we’ve all learned a lot! Ok, we’ve learned nothing. Except that I need to get a new camera and my five year old son knows WAY more about dinosaurs than I do.
Seriously, it’s a gorgeous, clean, sleek, modern museum and I didn’t do it justice, so check it out if you’re ever in Salt Lake.
P.S. If you like dinosaur museums, here’s the link to my previous post on The Museum of Ancient Life.