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Museum of Paleontology Extends Hours for “Family Night”

Museum of Paleontology Extends Hours for “Family Night”

The BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences is pleased to announce that the Museum of Paleontology will offer extended hours of operation throughout the month of November, including a “Family Night” at the museum on Monday evenings that will benefit both families and student Family Home Evening groups alike.

Through the month of November, the Museum of Paleontology will continue to maintain its regular operating schedule (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday), but will also feature extended “Family Night” hours on Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to increase opportunities for families to visit and experience the exhibits together. Special tours will also be available by contacting museum curator and director Rod Scheetz at 801-422-3680.

Founded as the Earth Science Museum in 1976 by the late James A. Jensen for the preparation, study and display of dinosaurs and other fossils, the recently renamed Museum of Paleontology possesses one of the largest collections of upper-Jurassic period dinosaur fossils in North America. For several decades, the unprepared fossils were stored under the university’s football stadium until a recent addition was built on the museum to accommodate them.

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