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Museum of Art

BYU Museums

BYU has five museums open to not only the members of the BYU community, but also to the public.

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Museum of Art

The BYU Museum of Art

The BYU Museum of Art, a piece of art by itself, was opened in 1993 and has a permanent art collection of over 17,000 pieces emphasizing American and religious art. Considered one of the largest and best attended museums in the Mountain West; students, staff and members of the community flock to see the world-class traveling exhibitions that arrive at BYU’s Museum of Art periodically throughout the year. It is one of the largest museums between Denver and San Francisco. Call (801) 422-8287 for more information.

 

The Monte L. Bean

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, open since 1978, is free to everyone and very family friendly. The museum houses an extensive collection of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, insects, plants and eggs. 

 

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Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum

Live animal shows such as Plants and Animals of Utah or Reptiles and weekly Discovery Reading are just a few activities available to visitors. Live animals include Monte and Cuddles the Ball Pythons, Cassie the Brazilian Rainbow Boa and Daisy the Albino Pacman Frog. Want to make your night out with the kids interactive? Do the scavenger hunt that is available for download off the museum’s Web site while exploring the exhibits with your children. The museum also offers Saturday Safari programs that give you a day with your spouse while the children are off exploring the great outdoors. The Bean Life Science Museum is home to permanent exhibits such as Donald G. Cox International Wildlife Collection, Ecosystem Exhibits and Insects. Call (801) 422-5051 for more information!

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures (MPC), considered BYU’s teaching museum, offers a wide variety of programs, classes, activities, and events for everyone to enjoy. The MPC takes care of the University’s anthropological, archaeological, and ethnographic collections, and these collections are used by students to create exhibitions that offer enriching facts for the public to enjoy. Current exhibits are “New Lives: Building Community at Fourmile Ruin” and “Beneath Your Feet: Discovering the Archaeology of Utah Valley,” and admission is free (special tours can be scheduled, however, and prices for those vary by group size and activity).  Call (801) 422-0020 for more information!

The Museum of Paleontology

The Brigham Young University Museum of Paleontology was built in 1976 and displays rock and dinosaur fossils from Utah, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming. This collection is considered one of the top five collections from the Jurassic Period in the world. Come see the magnificent creatures that roamed the earth before our time. Call (801) 422-3680 for more information!

Education In Zion

Located on the 2nd floor of the Joseph F. Smith Building, the "Education in Zion" permanent gallery documents the rich history and heritage of education in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the revelations of the prophet Joseph Smith to the current worldwide Church Educational System. It is a compilation of film, artwork, photographs and letters. Admission is free and is open to the public.

To schedule tours or find out more information call (801) 422-6519!

Hours
• Monday:        10:00am-9:00pm
• Tuesday:       10:00am-5:00pm
• Wednesday:  10:00am-9:00pm
• Thursday:      10:00am-5:00pm
• Friday:          10:00am-5:00pm
• Saturday:      10:00am-2:00pm

Closed Sundays and for devotionals. Museums closed early during Christmas holidays. Museum of People and Cultures will be closed December 22-26. Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is currently closed for construction.

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