Bryce Canyon History & Museums: Paunsagaunt Western Wildlife Museum, Panguitch Utah

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Paunsaugunt Western Wildlife Museum

The Paunsaugunt Western Wildlife Museum Utah is one of the best wildlife museums in the West, offering an educational experience about wildlife, nature and conservation for all the family. Read More

  • 14,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art building houses one of the best wildlife museums in the west
  • Located on Hwy 12 near Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Open April to mid-November 9am-7pm daily
  • Showcases 800 animals, 1600 butterflies and Indian artifacts
  • The herd of European fallow deer can be hand-fed by visitors


The Paunsaugunt Western Wildlife Museum provides valuable information and education about wildlife from all over the world. It offers interesting facts about the management and conservation of wildlife through art and exhibits including artifacts from Anasuzi and Piute Indians.

Since it opened in 1995 the Paunsaugunt Western Wildlife Museum has grown massively, causing it to relocate to its new 14,500 square foot building near Bryce Canyon National Park. This state-of-the-art attraction showcases more than 800 preserved animals in their natural recreated habitat, shown against a realistic backdrop of beautiful murals. Highlights include:

  • Mounted animal exhibits
  • Birds of prey
  • 1600 butterflies
  • A herd of exotic deer which can be hand-fed by visitors.
  • Indian artifacts


1945 West Scenic Highway 12, Bryce
Call: 435-834-5555


  • Open 9am to 7pm daily
  • April 1 to November 15
  • Closed in winter


  • $8

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The Paunsaugunt Western Wildlife Museum is also known as the Bryce Natural History Museum, part of the Bryce Wildlife Adventure.

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Paunsaugunt Wildlife Museum

The Paunsaugunt Wildlife Museum focuses its exhibits and workshops on the education about the wildlife within Bryce Canyon National Park.