We've got a whole bunch of new cities to write about! To start off, we'll begin in Vernal. You've probably been to Vernal, but it's probably been like 15 years right? Well, if your story is the same as mine, you'll be please to know that Vernal is totally an awesome city. If you have family that loves dinosaurs, you'll love everything about Vernal.
We started our first day with a visit to Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum. AKA the Dinosaur Museum. It's right off of main street and you can easily find it with the giant dinosaurs hanging around outside.
Since I was going to be at a conference 90% of the time, I brought along both Grandmas to help with the kids while I was gone. The kids were beyond excited.
We had purchased a little Jr. Ranger book at the front desk ($5 I think) that was specifically designed for preschool ages. Since kids under 5 are free, I thought it was a good exchange to pay the $5 for the booklet, especially if it kept their attention.
First task was to find all the different dinosaur creatures on the floor.
The Jr. Ranger book was filled with all sorts of fun activities and things to find.
See this rock above? The little one I mean? It's part of this secret rock society in Vernal. Okay, it's maybe not secret, but these rocks were ALL over Vernal.
This museum had all sorts of activities for all the different ages visiting. I'm pretty sure we were the only family there.
I think the kids were slightly in awe of these giant dinosaur bones.
I loved this fossil wall. The kids loved looking for different fish and seashells.
Here we are trying to find the different creates and bugs from prehistoric times.
Checking out the big dinosaur exhibits!
We really didn't get to read as much as I would have liked, but that's the price you pay with children.
Viewing the brontosaurus from above was pretty cool.
While I fed the baby, the grandmas took the kids around outside to see all the statues.
The kids were able to check off even more in their Jr. Ranger book.
Here we are completing the book!
The kids were pretty excited to get their dinosaur patch. I felt like the book was the perfect amount for my toddlers.
The Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum is totally worth a visit, even if you don't have kids. It's a good way to get into the dinosaur spirit of Vernal.
Be sure to check out the flowers on Main Street. We'll be posting some photos next!
- Bathrooms and changing rooms are there.
- Stroller friendly. (I do recall the outside have a few stairs so be aware of that.)
- Expect to spend at least an hour there.
- The gift shop had some cute stuff!