Explore a billion years of awesome at NHMU
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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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Haunted Night at the Museum

Saturday, October 22

Get your tickets now!

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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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Paint Mixer Workship: Delicate Arch

Nov. 2, 6 p.m.

Click here to register

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Join us Behind the Scenes

Once a year!

November 12 - 13

10am - 5pm

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What's Happening

Daily Events at the Museum

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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.
From the Blog
Posted October 3rd

NHMU's Barrier Canyon Mural

No one knows for sure when Utah’s most famous rock art – the Great Gallery found in Horseshoe Canyon – was created, but we pay homage to it and to the WPA-commissioned art piece hanging in our 1st floor, behind the Admissions desk.

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.