Ogden Dinosaur Park & Museum Foundation

A nonprofit organization

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What started in the 1970s as a fleeting dream for Ogden City and its philanthropic residents came to fruition on April 17, 1993 in the form of the George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park. Through the truly collaborative efforts of caring business owners, private foundations, individuals and Ogden City, the
Park, nestled at the mouth of Ogden Canyon, emerged as an overnight sensation and the foundation of the Ogden River Parkway project. These initial partnerships generated $1.2 million and enabled the construction and installation of the first 26 dinosaur replicas in the Park, and established the
stepping stones for what the Park would become.

In 2002, the Elizabeth Dee Shaw Stewart Natural History Museum was added to the Park, offering artifacts from the Permian through Cretaceous periods including crawlers, predators, marine creatures, flying reptiles and more. The Stewart Museum is also home to Northern Utah's largest gem and mineral collection, a working paleontology lab staffed by experienced field and research volunteers, and the roaring and stomping of animatronic dinosaurs in a
life-like scene.

Today the Eccles Dinosaur Park and Elizabeth Stewart Natural History Museum serve a population that includes local school children and community members, as
well as visitors for neighboring states and distant countries. More than 100,000 annual visitors explore the Park's eight acres of outdoor paths, discover the more than 100 outdoor dinosaur exhibits, visit with the Park's experienced staff of paleontology and geology volunteers and learn the stories
of Utah's most ancient inhabitants in the Stewart Museum and the Park's Education Center.

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Ogden Dinosaur Park & Museum Foundation

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OGDEN, UT 84401


(801) 393-3466