Thursday, July 28, 2016

4 Things You'll See at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum

With its rich history of providing top-notch education and successful sports programs, Brigham Young University is one of Provo’s finest features. However, you don’t have to be a college student or a sports fan to enjoy BYU. Located on the school’s campus, the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum offers exciting exhibits, educational programs, and a wealth of knowledge about the world we live in. You will love exploring one of the best BYU museums. Plus, admission is free! 

4 Things You'll See at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum

1. Live Animals!

Museums are typically known for what they have on display, not what’s living and breathing. However, the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum takes what they offer to another level with their Live Animal Shows! The museum features daily live animal shows for free, perfect for preschoolers to fifth graders, but anyone can enjoy them. Trained animal professionals will both educate and entertain with an assortment of furry, feathered, and scaled friends.

2. Fascinating Research Collections

If it can swim, flap, flop, or crawl, there’s a good chance that it’s represented in the museum’s research collections. Learn more about the fascinating world of birds, bugs, mammals, and more at the eight different collections.

3. Exciting Exhibits

There are ten different exhibits throughout the museum! If you want to learn about some of nature’s most fierce creatures, check out “Life on Top: Apex Predators” and explore the impact these animals have on their environment. Or, increase your environmental awareness at the “Protect Your Planet” exhibit, dedicated to endangered and extinct species.

4. Museum Events

Wildlife Adventures, weekly Discovery Readings, Nature Experienceships, lectures, and an assortment of other events are all part of the excitement at the museum! Young or old, there’s an event here for you that’s both fun and informative. Past events have included Night at the Museums, Date Night, a Photography Show, and more. Keep an eye on the Museum Calendar for upcoming events.

Visiting the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum

Like other BYU museums, admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday. For regular updates on events, animals, and more, follow the museum on Facebook! For more information, visit the museum online, or call (801) 422-5050.

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is located on the campus of BYU at 645 E 1430th N, Provo, UT 84602.

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