Contact Information

Museum of Paleontology Secretary:

Phone: (801) 422-3680




BYU Museum of Paleontology
1683 North Canyon Road
Provo, UT 84602-3300

Museum Information

About the Museum

The BYU Museum of Paleontology was built in 1976 to prepare, display, and house the rock and dinosaur fossils collected by Dr. James A. Jensen and his crews. Over decades of field work, Dr. Jensen and crews gathered fossils from locations in Utah, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming. For years, the vast collections of the unprepared field jackets were stored under the BYU football stadium. Now, with the new 5,000 square-foot addition, and years of laboratory preparation, nearly all of the fossils are kept at the museum in the collections room.