For Further Reading:
The Tale of The Tracks: A Guide’s Inside View of The Tracks at the St. George Discovery Site at Johnson Farm. Thomas R. Thompson (2009) TRT Productions
Tracks In Deep Time: The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm. Jerald D. Harris and Andrew R.C. Milner (2015) University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.
Both titles above are highly recommended and available at or through the SGDS gift shop: http://www.dinosite.org/ (external link)
Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed By Their Trace Fossils. Anthony J. Martin. (2014) Pegasus Books. New York
Note: Dinosaur fossil excavation kits are available at Amazon and elsewhere. Although they do not contain real fossils, of course, they may be a good way to get kids involved before or after a trip.
Know if You Go
SGDS is family friendly. There’s a sandbox outside kids can play in to uncover hidden fossils. They can make tracks with track making sticks. A well done picnic area allows them a place to run around in if they get bored.
Ask about accommodations for dogs. They do not want any animal left outside in the hot parking lot and will work with you.
Picture taking is encouraged. The sometimes dim interior is challenging to photograph so be prepared. Flash photography is allowed. Low angle lighting helps bring out the relief of casts.
The store sells water and soft drinks and dinosaur related items including footprint replicas.
The museum is handicap accessible but most of the walkways have an up or down slope.
The parking lot in front is not exceptionally big. But there is RV and bus parking adjacent to the museum as well as on street parking. No charge.
Call for current admission prices. I paid $6.00 as an adult, children are lower.
St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm
(This information is supplied by them at their website)
2180 East Riverside Drive St. George, UT 84790
+1 (435) 574-DINO or +1 (435) 574-3466 — http://www.dinosite.org/
Summer hours (Mar.1-Sept. 30)
Mon – Sat 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Mountain Standard Time)
Sundays – 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Holidays: The museum is open for all summer holidays, including Memorial Day, July 4th, Pioneer Day (July 24th), and Labor Day
Winter hours (Oct 1-Feb. 28):
Mon – Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sundays – closed
Holidays: The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. (We may close early the evening before these holidays as well as for special events.) Our museum is fully air conditioned, with water fountains, bathrooms, and a gift shop for your enjoyment. We also have an outdoor Dino Park play area for the kids!