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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Pastels by Amy Gibbs and Photography by Greg Gnesios

September 22 - October 22, 2014

Art work mostly of and inspired by the Colorado Plateau region.

Fran and Terby Barnes Gallery at the Museum






"Cambrian Ocean World: Origins of Modern Animal Biodiversity"                                   

Slideshow, Book Signing, and Opening of the Exhibit The Art and Photography of Cambrian Ocean World

October 23, 6:00pm at the Museum


John Foster, Director

Join us for an evening in the seas of Utah 500 million years ago as we learn about the strange and wonderful animals that existed in this area back then. Although many of the animals were odd, they actually were related to many of the major animal groups that are around today, and during a slideshow lecture we will see how they relate to Earth's modern biota. We will also premier the exhibit The Art and Photography of Cambrian Ocean World, which includes original paintings, featured in the book Cambrian Ocean World, reconstructing the paleoenvironments of the time. Also in the exhibit will be photos from the book showing a number of the fossils that indicate the presence of these important animals in rocks of western North America, including Utah.




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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