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The Outside

Before you even head outdoors to the favorite (as our kids tell it) part of the Eccles Dinosaur Park don't forget to ask the front desk for your field guide.  See our previous post here

Go on your own little scavenger hunt and find out super cool facts about all the dino sculptures.  Plus, if you finish,  (or make an attempt) you can pick up a prize at the front desk. 

You may notice a little toddler, or two, pushing the limits of the rope fences (mainly Aiko.) Seriously, teaching a two-year-old about boundaries is a big thing.  Every rope she would immediately go under and then run all over.

Here Riz is totally like "Someone keep that two years old under control people!"

This photo totally makes me want to go and watch Jurassic Park Movie...the first one, the last, were not my most favorite movies of all time.

One of our favorite Ogden gals, Mikaela from Indie Ogden, was able to join us, along with her cute toddler Scout.  

It was a perfectly, weirdly, warm day in February. 

The kids took off their shoes and ran around the sandpit, digging up dinosaur bones. 

The playground there is SO cool.  Dinosaur sculptures, giant trees, toddler park, benches, trees, picnic areas, it's a great place to hang out. 

Toddlers toddled around in sundresses.

We tried to get an epic photo with all the kids sliding was an epic fail instead.

I spy....

We were right next to Rainbow Gardens, a local, eclectic, favorite souvenir shop and home of the Greenery Restaurants' ORIGINAL MORMON MUFFINS

Of course, we had to buy some.  They also have the recipe online as well.  I've actually made them and while they aren't exactly like the Greenery...they are DANG good. 

Also includes a large cup of honey butter.  While they are kind of expensive, they are worth it once in a while, right?!  They come out warm and oh so delicious. 

Breckyn, Locke and Riz worked super hard on the Field Guide, thus they got their prizes!

We all loved this park. Reasonably priced and something for everyone.   We only had the afternoon and would totally have packed a big old picnic had we been able to stay long, because really, it was an AMAZING day.  Even if you don't want to pay for the Dinosaur Park you can always walk the Weber River Trail that runs along the park.  You can even spy some Dinosaurs hiding in the brush!


I know, you've all been waiting for this part.

We've got 4 Family Day Passes for 4 lucky families!  Be sure to enter below, you've got a bunch of different ways to enter and it's easy! Good luck.  Giveaway closes next Tuesday.  (You will be taken to a separate website.)


See Below
Entrance Fee(s)
Children (2-12) - $5.00
Adults (18+) - $7.00
Students (13-17) - $6.00
Seniors (62+) - $6.00
Infants (1 & under) - FREE
Helpful Tips

Picnic Tables, Toddler playground, bathrooms, stroller friendly.

Winter Hours:
October 26, 2014 - March 15, 2015
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, for regular admission and the museum, the outside park closes at 6:00.
Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Spring Hours:
March 16, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Monday - Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, for regular admission and the museum, the outside park closes at 6:00.

Summer Hours:
May 25, 2015 - September 7, 2015
Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, for regular admission and the museum, the outside park closes at 8:00.
Sundays 10:00 - 5:00 pm, for regular admission and the museum, the outside park closes at 6:00.
Open July 4th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Autumn Hours:
September 8, 2015 - October 31, 2015
Monday - Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, for regular admission and the museum, the outside park closes at 6:00.

Halloween Carnival:
October 15, 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Winter Hours:
November 1,  2015 - March 13, 2016
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, for regular admission and the museum, the outside park closes at 6:00.
Please see special holiday hours on the event calendar.
Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Group Rates
Groups with a minimum of 15 or more paying customers that make reservations 7 or more days in advance qualify for special group rates. Call 801-393-3466 for details and to make reservations.

School Groups K - 12
Public and Private School Group Rate: $3.00 per person, regardless of age or group size with RESERVATIONS made at least 7 or more days in advance. Call 801-393-3466, EXT 56 for details.

Home School Group Rate

 $3.00 per person. Home School teacher must present copy of letter from school district verifying they are a qualified home school to receive discounted rate.


Nickole Hogan Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:16

We love this park! My two year old has so much fun feeding the ducks and "playing" with the dinos. What a fun experience. :)

Maricruz Reyes Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:55

Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park is the best place to whole family for explorer, learn and hace fun.

Carrie Widdison Tue, 03/03/2015 - 20:48

We LOVE it there! My favorite part is the museum because my Uncle has a sculpture featured. Awesome. Haven't been able to take my kids there in years and now I'm ready to go!

deanna Tue, 03/03/2015 - 21:14

Oh wow - I know a few people in my household who LOVE dinosaurs and would like to visit this park!

tricia schlegel Wed, 03/04/2015 - 09:50

Thanks for the giveaway. We have not been able to go there yet but have been wanting to for a while.

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