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After School and Saturday Classes

Saturday classes for 2nd-5th graders, & Wednesday after school classes for 1st-3rd graders

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The Power of Poison

Now open, through April 16

One of our most theatrical special exhibits ever. Includes live poisonous animals.


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Join us Behind the Scenes

Once a year!

November 12 - 13

10am - 5pm

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Paint Mixer Workship: Delicate Arch

Nov. 2, 6 p.m.

Click here to register

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Haunted Night at the Museum Photos

Your fun family photos are in our Facebook gallery. Share them today!

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Extreme Plants Traveling Sideshow

Live theatrical performances happening now at NHMU

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From the Blog
Posted October 24th

The Dracula of Wasps

The tarantula hawk, found in Utah, is a page out of a collection of horror stories. Beautiful, huge, painful, and parasitic - it's a wasp that tops the Sting Pain Index and finds its way into NHMU's "The Power of Poison" exhibit.
From the Blog
Posted October 21st

From a Utah Hike: A Carolina Wolf Spider Story

We don't often associate arachnids and maternal care, but our Invertebrate Collections Manager, Christy Bills, shares a story about an intimidating spider found here in Utah that might just melt your heart.
From the Blog
Posted October 20th

Jar of Snakes

Spookiest Halloween decoration ever, on display in NHMU's new Collections Wall. Our Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, Eric Rickart, explains what's in this jar of snakes.

Our Location

301 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


10:00 am – 5:00 pm Open 7 Days
10:00 am – 9:00 pm Wednesdays

Early closure Wed., Oct. 26 at 5 pm





Explore the Natural History Museum of Utah

An architectural marvel and a case study in "green" design created by community generosity; we welcome you to the Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center.