DinoFest Damage and Defense

DinoFest 2024

Many thanks to our guests, community partners, and speakers who made DinoFest 2024 a smashing success. We had a great weekend exploring the theme of dinosaur Damage & Defense. 

This popular event will return in January 2025 with a new theme and exciting new lineup of guest speakers. Subscribe to our monthly email newsletter or follow us on social media to be the first to get DinoFest updates when announced later this year.  

About DinoFest

NHMU premiered DinoFest in 2017 and it immediately became one of NHMU's most popular events, drawing record-breaking attendance on its opening weekend. While the festival celebrates all things dinosaurs, an emphasis is placed on Utah's dinosaur discoveries which fill the Museum here in Salt Lake City. Special access is given to the paleontology collections and prep lab, and many community partners and activities fill the Museum. DinoFest is anchored by expert lectures presented by NHMU and visiting paleontologists from around the world, who explore a different theme each year. Learn more about DinoFest through the ages

DinoFest gives us the perfect opportunity to bridge the gap between the fun-filled fantasy side of dinosaurs that kids have grown up with, and the amazing scientific research and paleontological discoveries taking place right now in Utah and around the world.