St. George has a reputation for its beautiful red rock scenery and various hikes and national parks. However, the city can easily entertain more than just the outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’ve spent your entire life in Washington County or you’ve just moved in, you’ll enjoy visiting St. George’s museums.
Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum
Experience the wonders of an African safari and the majesty of the mountains of Asia all under one roof. Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum presents over 300 species of animals carefully curated in life-like natural habitats for visitors to enjoy.
Adults and children alike will enjoy and learn from the audio-narrated tour through the 35,000 sq. foot museum that features both taxidermy and live animals. Enjoy an adventure through habitats from all over the world as you travel through the handicap-accessible mountain pathway that goes through Africa, Asia, and North America for nearly a quarter mile.
Their facilities include two live waterfalls and more than 50 hidden speakers to create a life-like ambience with animal sounds as well as thunder and lightning storms.
The museum is open on Mondays from 10 AM to 8 PM and on Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 AM to 6 PM. Weekly special events include Kids Club on Saturdays from 12–2 PM and Family Nights on Mondays starting at 4 PM.
For general museum information, call (435) 656-0033.
Visit the museum at: 1835 Convention Center Drive Suite B, St. George, UT 84790.
Dinosaur Discovery Site
Dig up adventure at St. George’s Dinosaur Discovery Site. Walk with dinosaurs as you look through dinosaur tracks, replicas, and restorations. Many paleontologists claim the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site is one of the top ten best dinosaur track sites in the world.
In the early Jurassic period, thousands of carnivorous dinosaurs stalked the shoreline as they searched for food. Today, visitors can get a glimpse into the dinosaurs’ lives by examining the tracks preserved in sandstone.
The Dinosaur Discovery Site also features special displays that present topics like dinosaur eggs, ways dinosaurs get their names, and historical inaccuracies in early paleontology. The museum often includes an interactive portion to get guests more involved.
If you bring children along for the fun, don’t forget to visit the children’s area and Dino Park. The children’s area provides various books to read as well as dinosaur toys, stencils, and rubbings. The park features a sandbox with exciting tracks and fossils to discover and examine.
From October 1 to February 28, the dinosaur museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.
From March 1 to September 30, the museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM and on Sundays from 11 AM to 5 PM.
To contact the museum, call 435-574-3466.
Visit the museum at 2180 East Riverside Drive, St. George, UT 84790.
Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum
Take a flight to the past when you visit Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum. This museum preserves, restores, and displays historical aircraft and air force memorabilia.
Whether you want to hear stories about war heroes or sit in the cockpit of a MiG-15, this warbird museum has something for every aviation enthusiast. The museum displays pictures of local aviation war heroes, miniature models, uniforms, equipment, full-sized aircraft, and more.
The museum features the following aircraft:
- MiG-15bis: This Chinese marvel first appeared in the West during the Korean War. American fighter pilots felt surprised to face these highly maneuverable, fast airplanes armed with cannons.
- MiG-17: The Soviet Union flew the MiG-17’s in the Cold War, and the North Vietnamese used them during the Vietnam War. The MiG-17 was more stable than the MiG-15’s.
- British Jet Provost: The British Jet Provost could reach up to 440 mph and had a reputation for its maneuverability and reliability. The Jet Provost was multifunctional as an air-warfare and tactical weapons training platform, an advanced trainer, and an aerobatic aircraft. The British Jet Provost at the museum is in flying condition.
- T-33: The museum frequently hosts a Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (also known as a T-Bird). The T-Bird first flew in 1948. The T-33 still flies in service across the globe. Call before visiting to inquire if the T-33 is currently there.
- P-51 Mustang: The museum often hosts a P-51, though you’ll want to call ahead of time to make sure it’s there before visiting. This single-seat fighter flew in World War II, the Korean War, and other conflicts. This long-range fighter-bomber is an American classic.
The Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum frequently gets new aircraft to restore and display. Many planes still fly. They also host special events that include airshows.
The museum is open Monday through Wednesday by appointment and Thursday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Contact the museum at 435-669-0655 to schedule a tour or ask questions.
Visit the museum at 4196 S. Airport Parkway, St. George, UT 84790.
Plan your visit today. Enjoy all that St. George has to offer. If your interests incline toward war history, wildlife, or dinosaurs, St. George has the perfect museum for you.