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Exhibits and Public Programs

Solar Eclipse Viewing from NHMU!

Join us to celebrate the partial solar eclipse of 2014! See the eclipse from the best spot in the Salt Lake Valley, meet local astronomy experts, view the eclipse through professional solar telescopes, and participate in hands-on activities.

Design for Disaster

Special Event Explore what it takes to design a structure that stands up to the power of an earthquake! Special guests and tours of the seismic features of the Rio Tinto Center explore "designing for disaster" as part of this Nature Unleashed exhibit special event.

Nature Unleashed: Opening Day

Be the first to see Nature Unleashed at the Natural History Museum of Utah! 

Powerful earth processes have shaped our dynamic planet including earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters explores the science behind these phenomena, the tools used to study and predict them, and stories of human responses to these events. 

Nature Unleashed: Member Preview Day

See "Nature Unleashed" First! Experience our new special exhibit before it opens to the public by purchasing or renewing your Museum Membership.

Behind the Scenes

With more than a million objects in our collections only a fraction are on display. For two days only each year we invite visitors Behind the Scenes. Meet the scientists who manage and study our paleontology, anthropology, and biology collections and get an insiders view into the entire Museum. 10am to 5pm each day.

Celebrate Astronomy Week at NHMU!

Celebrate Astronomy Week at the Natural History Museum of Utah!  Meet local astronomy experts, learn the difference between comets and asteroids and explore magnetism, light and pressure through hands-on activities designed for adults and children. 

December Phun with Physics

By popular demand, Phun with Physics has returned! What do balloons, bicycle wheels, liquid nitrogen, flowers and a vacuum pump have in common? Find out at NHMU! These are physics demos like you have never seen before. 

 

November Phun with Physics

By popular demand, Phun with Physics has returned! What do balloons, bicycle wheels, liquid nitrogen, flowers and a vacuum pump have in common? Find out at NHMU! These are physics demos like you have never seen before. 

 

October Phun with Physics

By popular demand, Phun with Physics has returned! What do balloons, bicycle wheels, liquid nitrogen, flowers and a vacuum pump have in common? Find out at NHMU! These are physics demos like you have never seen before. 

 

September Phun with Physics

By popular demand, Phun with Physics has returned! What do balloons, bicycle wheels, liquid nitrogen, flowers and a vacuum pump have in common? Find out at NHMU! These are physics demos like you have never seen before. 

 

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