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Grand Opening Celebrations for the Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall
The National Park Service invites you to join us as we open two new facilities for both visitors and area residents to discover the living landscapes and vast history of Dinosaur National Monument.
Quarry Exhibit Hall
Dinosaur National Monument staff and local community members opened the new Quarry Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, October 4th. After being closed for five years, visitor now have the opportunity to see the famous dinosaur fossil wall, site of the world-renowned Carnegie Quarry, with nearly 1,500 fossils. In addition to the fossil wall, the facility features exhibits about dinosaurs and other life from the Jurassic.
Quarry Visitor Center
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar opened the new Quarry Visitor Center on Wednesday, September 28th. The new visitor center features exhibits, a theater and bookstore. It also serves as the access point to the Quarry Exhibit Hall with its wall of dinosaur fossils. The Quarry Exhibit Hall opens to the public the following week on Tuesday, October 4th. Until the Quarry Exhibit Hall opens, park rangers will provide access to see dinosaur bones along the Fossil Discovery Trail.
Background Information on the New Facilities
Located seven miles off US Highway 40 from Jensen, Utah, the new Quarry Visitor Center will serve as the starting point for your Dinosaur National Monument adventure. The visitor center will feature an information desk staffed year-round, exhibits about the monument, a theater, sales area for the Intermountain Natural History Association, restrooms and departure point for the shuttle to the new Quarry Exhibit Hall.
A short distance from the new Quarry Visitor Center, the Quarry Exhibit Hall is located on the site of the world-famous Carnegie Dinosaur Quarry. The exhibit hall provides access to viewing a cliff face with nearly 1,500 dinosaur bones still embedded in the rock. In addition to the fossil wall, the facility will feature exhibits and displays about dinosaurs and other life from the Jurassic.
Did You Know?
Split Mountain, the name John Wesley Powell gave to one of the Dinosaur’s most recognizable features, is aptly named: over millions of years, the Green River has carved a canyon into the center of the mountain, splitting it in two.