VISIT THE MUSEUM
Preparing for your trip to the Early Jurassic!
Explore and Discover
Don’t let the “farm” in our name fool you! The fossils at the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm are all housed inside a comfortable building where you’ll find an Early Jurassic ecosystem complete with dinosaurs, plants, fishes, and more. Let us tell you the story of Earth and St. George’s ancient past.
Holiday Hours 2023
Open Tuesdays starting November 7 through December 19th (10am-5pm)
November 22 – Closed Early at 3pm
November 23 – CLOSED for Thanksgiving
Regular hours November 24
December 12 – Closed Early at 3pm
December 24-26 – CLOSED for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Day after Christmas
December 31 – Closed Early at 3pm
January 1 – CLOSED
We hope you enjoy our new exhibits and we look forward to seeing you soon!
GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE
Ask about our Group Rates
SCHOOL GROUPS OR SPECIAL TOUR GROUPS
To schedule a Group Tour, call 435-574-3466 or click here to complete the Group Tour Request form.
WASHINGTON COUNTY RESIDENTS
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
PLAN YOUR VISIT
To all our amazing visitors: Thank you for sticking with us through these rough years!
HOURS of OPERATION: OPEN Wednesday through Monday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, CLOSED Tuesdays
COVID-19 Procedures (updated 1/14/2023)
-stay home if you are feeling unwell.
-practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet from other visitors.
–wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds.
Thank you for your continued support during these unprecedented times.
Never been before? Here’s what to expect:
Come explore the museum at your own pace! The exhibits are all self-guided. (Self-guides translated into various languages are available at the bottom of this page or at the front desk upon arrival).
Our museum is fully climate controlled, with water fountains, bathrooms, and seating throughout.
- The Outside Dino Park has picnic tables, a sandbox, and a Walk Through Time exhibit. The picnic area is shaded.
- Walkways and ramps are ADA approved, no stairs to climb
- Large parking lot with handicapped parking spaces, bus/RV parking, and street-side parking
- Walker with built-in seat available upon request
- Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome!
- Drinks in closed containers are welcome. Open drinks with straws, sippy cups, or coffee mugs are prohibited except in the lobby area and outside.
- Please alert the front desk staff if you plan on bringing food into our Dino Park.
- Photography and videography are encouraged!
- Ticket sales close 30 minutes before closing, so get here early!
WHAT YOU’LL SEE
EXHIBITS AND FOSSILS
Start your tour with our “Cast of Characters;” those being the tracks and the animals who likely made them. The first track is the largest at the site, known as a Eubrontes track. These were likely made by Dilophosaurus. Next is the Grallator track, a much smaller track made by a Megapnosaurus-like dinosaur. There are a total of 17 different tracks at the site, can you find them all? Next on your tour, you’ll learn about the Early Jurassic setting, specifically Sedimentary Structures we use to learn about the ancient environment of this area. Can you imagine a large, shallow lake and no mountains, that’s what St. George looked like 200 million years ago. And to finish your tour, you’ll walk onto our boardwalk, getting up close and personal with the intact track surface. Make sure you see the swimming dinosaur tracks, skin impressions, running dinosaur tracks, and the rare crouching dinosaur impression before leaving the site. Click Here for More Details
PLANNING A GUIDED TOUR
Take a trip 200 million years into the past! On your visit, you will experience what life was like on the shores of Lake Whitmore during the late Jurassic period. Learners will participate in grade-level appropriate educational activities made to instill curiosity and encourage autonomous learning.
- Guided Tours must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
- Guided Tours take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 AM-5 PM.
- To qualify for a guided tour, your group must contain at least 10 individuals.
- For groups bringing children, there must be 1 adult per 10 children.
- Bringing lunches? We have an outside park with shaded seating that is perfect for your group!
- Please, no walk-in tours as we need time to schedule guides.
Schools located within the Washington County School District
Free Guided Tours
Schools outside Washington County or other groups
Fossil Lab Tour
This add-on is best suited for secondary age students. This includes a guided tour of the fossil lab where our paleontologists perform their work. This portion of the tour is guided by one of our paleontologists or curators who will demonstrate to your students what science in action looks like including the preparation and care of fossils, daily duties of our curation staff, and the creation of new exhibits – an awesome opportunity for inquisitive students!
Pricing – $2 per Student, $4 per chaperone/parent. Teachers and aides are free.
This activity is best suited for elementary age students. This activity is a great interactive and hands-on way for younger students to understand how dinosaur and animal track fossils are made. Students will receive a small amount of playdough in a plastic bag. They will then be provided with different sized dinosaur track replicas. They will mold and play with the dough in order to leave a track impression on it. Once they are happy with their creation, they can keep their playdough and take it home.
Pricing – $1 per student.
*For pre-arranged group tours only, no walk-ins, please. To schedule a Group Tour, contact at our office 435-574-3466 or click here to complete the Group Tour Request form.