Explore a billion years of awesome at NHMU
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Noon Year's Eve

Ring in 2017 at the best Noon Year's kids event in Utah!!

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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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After School and Saturday Classes

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

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Extreme Plants Traveling Sideshow

Live theatrical performances happening now at NHMU

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Read what others are saying

Reviews of the Museum on tripadvisor

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DinoFest 2017!

Join us for our first ever DinoFest with a focus on Utah dinosaurs

Jan. 28 & 29, 2017

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From the Blog
Posted November 28th

Paleontologist Dan Ksepka Visits Salt Lake City

When the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology came to Salt Lake City in October 2016, we got a chance to speak with some noted paleontologists about their work. Here's Dan Ksepka on molecular biology and paleontology as well as the largest bird ever found....
From the Blog
Posted November 22nd

Top 7 Poisonous Encounters in Nature

Poison is all around us, but through instinct or teaching we manage to avoid it in our everyday lives. Here are seven of our favorite poisonous things that you should sidestep at all costs.
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.

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