An artist's illustration of the dinosaur Akainacephalus johnsoni
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Explore a billion years of awesome at NHMU
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Indian Art Market

Celebrate Native American art and culture at NHMU October 13 & 14

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Discovery Classes

STEAM-based youth activities for K-7th grades, starting in October

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Paint Mixer

Join us Oct. 3 to paint fall colors of the Wasatch

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$5 After 5 p.m.

Enjoy NHMU on Wednesdays after 5 p.m. for only $5 per person!

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Make a Paper Trilobite!

Next Craft Workshop is Oct. 10

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Haunted Night at the Museum

This Halloween "Graveyard Smash" happens October 19

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scientists doing research along a rocky coastlineFrom the Blog
Posted September 11th

Paleo Storms

Paleotempestology is storm chasing through geology. Learn more in this post.
From the Blog
Posted August 14th

Museum on the Move Goes West

Museum on the Move, part of NHMU's statewide outreach, traveled to a remote Utah school: West Desert Elementary.
A guest admires the Firefly exhibit at NHMU.From the Blog
Posted August 8th

How a Museum Artist Made a Firefly Glow

Emily Szalay, a preparator with the Natural History Museum of Utah, has made a super-sized version of a lightning bug.

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