WALK WITH DINOSAURS

See thousands of fossilized dinosaur footprints!

DINOSAURS DISCOVERED HERE!

Here at the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm, you’ll enter a 200 million-year-old ecosystem that was once home to dinosaurs, fishes, plants, and more. Besides the actual fossils, you won’t want to miss the five life-sized models of prehistoric animals and the working fossil preparation lab.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update as of 12/9/2020:

We are sorry to announce that we will be closed this coming Thursday, December 10 through Saturday, December 12. Please check back here or check our social media for updates. (Facebook) (Instagram)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update as of 7/14/2020:

We have been open for nearly 2 months now! We are grateful to those who have visited, purchased something, or donated to the site.
With positive cases continuing to climb in our area, we are now requiring masks to be worn inside at all times and we are asking for an email or phone number to help the Utah Department of Health perform contact tracing. Please be prepared with both when you visit! 
Our hours are from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Thursday through Monday. Please, see our updated visitor protocols and procedures HERE.

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Dinosaur Discovery Site

MUSEUM HIGHLIGHTS

DINO PARK

Play in the park! Plan a picnic and walk through time.

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REPLICAS & RESTORATIONS

They’re alive! See Early Jurassic animals come to life.

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SPECIAL DISPLAYS

What’s new? Visit the Classroom for rotating exhibits and activities.

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Fossil Prep Lab

See volunteers working with actual fossils.

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SGDS 1765 – This is part of a stromatolite (microbial reef formed by cyanobacteria) from the Lower Jurassic (~200 million years old) Whitmore Point Member of the Moenave Formation of southwestern Utah. Stromatolites were abundant in “Lake Whitmore” which covered southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona. Most of this stromatolite was replaced by a microcrystalline quartz called chert. ...
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SGDS 1704 - Theropod dinosaur tooth. Tooth from a medium-sized theropod, meat-eating dinosaur from the upper part of the Whitmore Point Member of the Moenave Formation at SGDS. It was found on January 28, 2004 by former SGDS volunteer Duane Freeman. ...
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SGDS 1677 – Interesting branching trace fossil donated to the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site by Dr. Jerry Harris. Jerry found this fossil near his home in Washington County, Utah. It comes from the Middle Jurassic Carmel Formation which represent marginal marine deposits. ...
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Good afternoon members! Check your email to view the January Newsletter! ...
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SGDS 1588 – /Ignotornis mcconnelli/ Mehl, 1931 (paratype replica). Natural cast bird tracks from the Upper Cretaceous Naturita Formation of Golden, Colorado. Donated to the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site by our good friend, Dr. Martin Lockley, who published on this specimen in 1992. The original is housed at University of Colorado at Boulder, (UCM 17614a). ...
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EVENTS

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PLAN YOUR VISIT

Don’t let the “farm” in our name fool you! To begin with, the facility is an indoor natural history museum built right over the discovery site. Dinosaur-enthusiasts of all ages are welcome! Generally, our exhibits focus on educating visitors and some younger children may need help reading and understanding the signs. However, the Dino Park and Classroom have activities designed just for them. In short, we have something for everyone — so come explore today!

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OTHER THINGS TO DO IN ST GEORGE

Visit Greater Zion Tourism for hikes, cultural events, and fun things to do.

Visit Arts to Zion for upcoming local arts and culture events.

Visit the City of St. George for fun local activities and events for families.