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MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

Museums:

  Edge of the Cedars

Museum Red Cliffs Lodge Movie Museum

Museum of Moab

Hours:

March 15 - October 15
Mon - Sat     10 am - 6 pm

October 16 - March 14
Mon - Sat     12 pm - 6 pm

ADMISSION:
$5.00 per person over age of 12
Family groups are $10.00
No charge for members and their children.

Archaeological, Geological and
Historical Exhibits
118 E. Center Street • Moab, Utah
435-259-7985

For information on Special Exhibits visit our website at www.moabmuseum.org

Artifacts, fossils, history & information that reflect the natural and cultural history of the Moab area!


Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum

660 West, 400 North, in Blanding, Utah.
For more information please call the Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum at (435) 678-2238

Museum Hours: 
Open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and open Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from April through September.
Holiday Closures: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

Day Visits:
$5 Adults ($2.50 Utah seniors 62+)
   $3 Children (age 5 and under are free)
   $20 Family
   $75 Annual Day-Use pass is available at the museum
   $35 Senior Adventure (annual) Pass

The Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum is located at 660 West, 400 North in Blanding, Utah. For information on this event or about future activities, please call 435-678-2238 or check our website at www.stateparks.utah.gov.

Be sure to mention you read about it in Moab Happenings.


A picture from the movie Rio GrandeMovie & Western Memorabilia Museum
at Red Cliffs Lodge
Visit Museum of Film and Western Heritage

Red Cliffs Lodge, on the banks of the mighty Colorado River, is home to the Moab Museum of Film & Western Heritage. The lodge is built on the old George White Ranch, a key location for nine of the big westerns including Rio Grande, Cheyenne Autumn, Ten Who Dared, The Commancheros, and Rio Conchos.
The late George White was founder of the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission, the longest ongoing film commission in the world.

In the museum one can learn more about film locations, how the sets are builtIndiana Jones movie picture, and how the filming process is managed on nature's own sound stage. On display in the museum are production photographs, movie posters, autographed scripts, props from the many pictures filmed in the area, and displays about the western ranching heritage. For information, call Red Cliffs Lodge at 259-2002.
Another Rio Grande movie picture
Through the magnificent landscapes of southeastern Utah, writers have been inspired and stories born here. Zane Grey, the famous western novelist, traveled through the area in 1912. His visit inspired him to write his book Riders of the Purple Sage. The book was made into a movie starring Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, and filmed on locations around Moab.

A partial list of stars that have made movies in Moab:
John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Henry Fonda,
Lee Marvin, Rock Hudson, Jimmy Stewart, Richard Boone, Anthony Quinn, Mickey Rooney, Shirley Temple, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Crystal, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman, Bill Murray, Jack Palance, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Ted Danson, Tom Cruise, and many more.

Daughters of Utah Pioneers

D.U.P Museum
157 N. 200 E., Moab

Open to public Wednesdays
2pm-4pm

(or by request 435-259-5225 or 7793)


Moab Giants -Tracks Museum
Moab Giants

Explore Fossil Footprints
Open 10am - 6pm

SR313, 112 West (Hwy 191)
9 miles north of Moab
435-355-0288
435-355-0840
moabgiants.com

The indoor exhibits use interactive, cutting edge technology to highlight stories about fossil footprints and their impact on dinosaur science and geology.  These exhibits also include insights into the history and prehistory of the Moab area, and windows into our research labs, showing-casing our research activity in the community and the region.  We also have some hands on exhibits that let you experiment for yourself how tracks are made and fossilized.

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