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DinoFest 2020

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
The Natural History Museum of Utah | Rio Tinto Center | 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

dinofest themed image with the name of the event, dinofest, plus this year's subtitle "the extinction of dinosaurs"
dinofest themed image with the name of the event, dinofest, plus this year's subtitle "the extinction of dinosaurs"

DinoFest is returning this January! Dinosaurs were the dominant life forms on land for much of the Mesozoic Era, but those living on land went extinct 66 million years ago. What caused this extinction, did any dinosaurs survive, and what other forms of life were affected? Find out at this year's DinoFest, where we will explore the environments the last dinosaurs roamed, meet other inhabitants of their ecosystems, and discover what factors led to the Extinction of Dinosaurs! 

Join us for a jam-packed weekend when we will fill the Museum with leading paleontologists from around the country, open both the Paleo Prep Lab and Paleontology Collections to the public, host community partners from the region's dinosaur research and educational communities, have hands-on activities to entertain guests of all ages, and welcome Utahceratops to the Museum's Canyon! 

DinoFest is included with regular admission and free for Museum Members and University of Utah faculty, staff, and students.

Save $2 per ticket


DinoFest Speakers

Our DinoFest 2020 speaker list has been confirmed. Click the speaker links below to learn more about their DinoFest topics and to read their bios.