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.
We, at the museum, have weathered the most difficult part of this pandemic and are now planning for the future. We have recently installed three new exhibitions; the first is seven video monitors with short 2-minute clips; the second is an online audio tour that you can find on our website (here); and the third is installed along the north wall of the museum and is titled: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. The Dawn of the Dinosaurs exhibit is a timeline of sites both younger and older than ours and found around Washington County. We hope you enjoy our new exhibits and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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SCHOOL GROUPS OR SPECIAL TOUR GROUPS
Please Call 435-574-3466, X2001 or Email Jaleesa Buchwitz at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
PLAN YOUR VISIT
COVID-19 Procedures (updated 5/28/2021)
To all our amazing visitors,
Thank you for sticking with us through this rough year! We have made some changes to our COVID-19 procedures as new information and a vaccine have been introduced.
HOURS of OPERATION: Starting June 2 and continuing until August 25, we will be open Wednesday through Monday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, closed Tuesdays. Starting September 1, we will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday and open from Thursday through Monday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
-wear a mask if you have not yet been vaccinated. If you have been vaccinated, you are welcome to enjoy the museum without a mask.
-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.
-visit the hand sanitizer stations in the museum after touching surfaces.
Thank you for your continued support during these unprecedented times.
-Diana Call, Executive Director, and the Dinosaur Discovery Site Team and Board
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 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 the 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