Utah Valley is a great place for family and friends to gather. There are many fun things to do here in the winter, both indoors and out. If you want to stay indoors, one thing you can do is visit museums. Brigham Young University has a lot of museums, all free and open to the public. For example, the Bean Life Science Museum houses an extensive collection of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, insects, plants, and shells. Kids love their live animal shows. The BYU Museum of Art displays works from its permanent collection and unique temporary exhibits, the Museum of Paleontology houses numerous rock and dinosaur fossils, and the Museum of Peoples and Cultures has anthropological artifacts from cultures around the world.