Welcome to the Museum of Moab

We offer fascinating exhibits on:

Geology -
the story of the earth’s evolution, culminating in the wonders of the Moab landscape visible today

Paleontology -
the remnants of the massive dinosaurs who once roamed the area of Moab

Archaeology -
the lives and crafts of the early inhabitants of the Moab and Four Corners region

Pioneer History -
the saga of the settlers who came to the Moab Valley in the late 19th century

Mining -
the tale of the search for riches and the legendary “Uranium Boom” of the mid-twentieth century

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The Art of Cambrian Ocean World


Paintings of life in the Cambrian seas by Terry McKee, pen and ink drawings of Cambrian animals by Matt Celeskey, photos of Cambrian fossils from the Burgess Shale, and more.


Fran and Terby Barnes Gallery at the Museum









Ancient Chocolate Found In Southeastern Utah

October 30, 6:00pm at the

Moab Information Center

Glenna Nielsen-Grimm, Natural History Museum of Utah

Recently, the finding of theobromine, biomarker for Theobroma cacao, was reported from ceramics found at Alkali Ridge in southeastern Utah. Earlier finding of theobromine was discovered in ceramic vessels from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Archaeologists suggest that the cacao was brought into the area as a journey food and used as a drink. Join us in a stunning examination of the evidence of chocolate in local ceramics of Prehistoric peoples residing in southeastern Utah.









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