Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum

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Facility:Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
Description:The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, located at Brigham Young University was opened to the public in 1978, is accredited by the American Association of Museums and maintains membership in the Natural Science Collections Alliance. Research collections of vascular and non vascular plants, invertebrate and vertebrate animals are maintained and made available to research scientists and educators. Public exhibits and educational programs are offered.
Address 1:645 East 1430 North
Address 2:Brigham Young University
Zip Code:84602
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Hours:10 am - 9 pm Mon - Fri
10 am - 5 pm Sat
Closed Sunday
Telephone:(801) 422-5051
Website:Visit Website
Melanie H., Co-op Member
This is the most extensive museum I have seen with animals in it. Please note that people that are sensitive to dead animals may be saddened, HOWEVER it is a GREAT place to take children to learn more. Be sure to check and make sure they are open or call ahead for tours. This is a GREAT educational place and you could visit several times and get new information each time.
J. Coleman, Co-op Member
This museum took our family 2 visits to complete. The first time we went, we took in an overview of everything. We watched a video on ocean life, and then went through each exhibit. My daughters loved learning about the differences between butterflies and moths in their large collection of both. Since my children learn more visually than anything else, this museum caters to displays. The boys learned about birds in their bird displays which also helped in their scouting badges. The all-time favorites were the seperate zones that animals live in.From tropic to polar, there were real-life displays set up. We also called ahead to have a hands-on demonstration with lizards, turtles, snakes, and other reptiles. Even though other school groups were in the museum, the staff once again catered to our family because of our calling ahead and setting it up. The children continue to ask to return.
Susan G, Co-op Member
My kids give this a 5 star rating. After visiting with a scout group, my son insisted that we go back and spend more time. They love that you can experience the actual size of all the animals, and the displays were artfully done. the kids loved being able to stand very close to the animals.The elephant was gigantic. The basement has display cabinets with many types of birds and a handful of snakes common to Utah. I think we learned a lot about many of the animals. I really enjoyed the addition of Boyd K Packer's wildlife art done during childhood, war time and beyond. It was an inspiration to extend our creativity to recording nature around us.
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