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Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum

Open today: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Free. Much better than expected. Live animal show @ 3 and 7:30

Really wasn’t expecting much for a free museum, but was very surprised at the quality and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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I was dropping my kids off at EFY and noticed the museum, so my 9 year old and I decided to check... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St. George, Utah
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1430 North St., at BYU, Provo, UT
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really wasn’t expecting much for a free museum, but was very surprised at the quality and entertainment value this had for the kids. They loved the live animal show we did and they were able to pet a snake and loved it. The shows are...More

Thank GasEngineer
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was dropping my kids off at EFY and noticed the museum, so my 9 year old and I decided to check it out. It is great! And It is FREE! We wondered around for about an hour, then we went to the basement for...More

Thank CME35
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a great way to see things you might never get to see in real life. You can see how big some of these animals really are and get up close and personal without fear of being eaten :) My kids loved the...More

Thank carrapicho710
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Great animals indoor educational place for kids. My son & his cousins have a blast. Some of the souvenirs are reasonable.

1  Thank BettySue81
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Easy to access with free visitor parking in the lot just below the museum. Tons of taxidermied animals. Not super interactive, but it kept the kids busy for an hour or so just walking around. And it's FREE.

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 7 April 2018

When I attended BYU back in the last century, I used to love to hang out at the Bean museum. My favorite place was to lie on the floor underneath the giant grizzly and pretend I was about to be eaten. I found it a...More

2  Thank HangryMama
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This Museum is free, so right off the bat its a winner. It's a museum of taxidermy animals. If you have young kids, they will enjoy a play slide, a small cave, and a talking owl. It is straight back as you walk through the...More

1  Thank Trevor4698
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We took the whole extended family here around Thanksgiving time. It's always a great place to see the animals for the young kids. They even have a small play place if the kids get bored. Adults can read up on all the different animals. You...More

1  Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 28 February 2018

This museum has grown a lot in the last 2 decades. The exhibits are cool and the staff that teaches the student groups are knowledgeable and passionate about science.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 29 December 2017

The Bean Life Science Museum hosts a large collection of taxidermy animals. I suppose this is a way to preserve what these animals look like, but I think this museum was an attempt to take a hunter's collection and make a shrine. They have rotating...More

Thank wbl2745
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