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Brigham Young University Museum of Paleontology

1683 N Canyon Rd
Provo , UT , 84604
Phone: (801) 422-3680
40° 15' 23.4324" N, 111° 39' 25.1532" W
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The Brigham Young University Museum of Paleontology was started in 1976 around the collection of James A. Jensen. Located in Provo, Utah.


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.

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