About the Museum

WORLD'S LARGEST ALLIGATOR ON DISPLAY AT BRYCE MUSEUM

Bryce Museum is located near Bryce Canyon National Park, one of the most scenic areas in the country. Our exhibits focus on wildlife from all over the world. In addition to featuring wildlife exhibits, we also have artifacts from ancient Indians – like the Anasazi and Piute – that lived in this area. Our exhibits are excellent resources for learning about natural history and wildlife.

The Museum is centrally located on Byway 12, considered one of the best scenic roadways by Car and Driver Magazine. Our location is the ideal hub for day trips to Bryce Canyon National Park, Kodachrome State Park, and the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Come and visit this incredible area and museum for a wildlife adventure you will never forget.

Bryce Museum features an enormous collection of mounted animal species, a variety of animal skulls, seashells, and over 1,600 butterflies from all over the world! We also showcase a large herd of live exotic deer that can be hand fed upon request.

History

The Bryce Museum is dedicated to increasing knowledge and appreciation of the diverse wildlife of the world, as well as explaining the role of wildlife management and conservation. The museum is nestled in the Paunsaugunt Plateau, named by the Piute Indians meaning “Home of the Beaver”, just minutes from Bryce Canyon National Park.

Founded in 1995, The Bryce Museum was part of a collaborative effort between Robert Driedonks and the City of Panguitch. Through grants, the City of Panguitch was able to restore a historic building and Robert Driedonks began to live his dream to build one of the finest wildlife museums.

Since then, the museum has grown and relocated to the Bryce Canyon area in a brand new 14,000 SF facility that showcases exhibits with over 800 animals. The state of the art museum boasts balance color temperature lighting, rounded corners, beautiful 100% accurate wildlife habitat murals and is said to be one of the finest museums in the Western United States.