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The Horse: Behind the Scenes Weekend Celebration!

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 10:00am - Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 5:00pm
The Natural History Museum of Utah | Rio Tinto Center
Celebrate our Behind the Scenes Weekend and explore one of Utah’s most important horse stories – the connection of the Ute people to horses. The Ute were among the first North American tribes to acquire horses from the Spanish in the 1600s. Discover how horses transformed Ute life in ways that continue to reverberate today. 
 
Guests will have the opportunity to:
 
  • Discover Horse Evolution - 55 million years ago horses looked a lot different than they do today. Examine horse skulls and leg bones to discover how horses adapted to the ever-changing climate.
  • Rope - Take to the saddle and try your hand at ropin' cattle.
  • Build their Own Cork Horse - Draw inspiration for acclaimed artist Deborah Butterfield as well as other equestrian artists, then use found objects to make a horse.
  • Color in our Horse Coloring Activity - Choose from a selection of horse coloring pages and add your artist flare!
  • Play Horseshoes - Challenge your family and friends to a game of horseshoes.