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St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm

St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm

COVID-19 Update as of 7/14/2020: We have been open for nearly 2 months now! We are grateful to those who have visited, purchased something, or donated to the site. With positive cases continuing to climb in our area, we are now requiring masks to be worn inside at all times and we are asking for an email or phone number to help the Utah Department of Health perform contact tracing. Please be prepared with both when you visit! Our hours are from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Thursday through Monday. Please, see our updated visitor protocols and procedures HERE.

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Come and visit the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm for a unique experience, and travel back in time to walk along the shoreline of an Early Jurassic lake!

The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm is home to exceptionally well-preserved dinosaur tracks, some displaying skin impressions. These tracks, along with hundreds of fossil fish, plants, rare dinosaur remains, invertebrate traces and important sedimentary structures, show evidence that this site was produced along the western edge of a large, Early Jurassic (age between 195-198 million years ago) freshwater lake named Lake Dixie.

Other discoveries that make the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm unique include the largest and best preserved collection of dinosaur swim tracks, a rare sitting impression of a large meat-eating dinosaur, and the unusual association of tracks, traces and actual bones found in close proximity

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COVID-19 UPDATES & INFORMATION

Our Response to COVID-19:

COVID-19 Procedures

To all our amazing visitors,

We are so excited to have the museum open again, please helps us all by following the posted guidelines below when you come to see us.

Do:

-wear a mask or face covering when inside the building. And if you are feeling unwell, please, stay home.

-practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet from other visitors.

-follow the directional signs and notice how the museum exhibits are one-way.

-wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds.

-request hand-sanitizer, we have it available but it is with the staff.

-help our staff stay safe too: 

      *use a card/contactless chip,

      *step back from the counter until the transaction is complete,

      *follow their directions, such as waiting for a space to be available or taking turns when items are being rung up.

Some areas are limited to one family group at a time. This includes the gift shop and the intro video theater. In the gift shop, please note, many items are for display only and can be purchased by speaking with a staff member. This is to help reduce the number of people touching the items you purchase. In the theater area, we have spaced the chairs out and limited it to 10 people at a time. This means both these areas will have wait times, so please be kind when we ask you to wait.

Some areas are closed. This includes the classroom and the fossil lab. The classroom is where our hands-on activities took place, but we feel it is safer to close the area until we return to a more normal world. The fossil lab is mainly closed to keep our high-risk volunteers safe and healthy.

Some exhibits have restricted access. This exhibit is in the Dino Park where we have temporarily blocked access to the climb-on dinosaur.

We are limiting the number of family groups through the museum at one time. Please, be patient and understanding if staff ask you to return at a later time or ask you to wait until another family group exits the museum.

Behind the scenes, we have sanitizing protocols in place for all high-touch surfaces, exhibits, facilities, and various areas of the building.

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  • Want to explore the Dinosaur Discovery Site? Take a step back in time to the Early Jurassic and see the amazing fossils on display at the dinosaur tracksite museum. Learn how the site was found and what makes it so special.

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