An artist's illustration of the dinosaur Akainacephalus johnsoni
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Nature's Ultimate Machines: A special exhibit at NHMU
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Explore a billion years of awesome at NHMU
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Photo Contest

Capture the Nature All Around Us and enter your photos to win!

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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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Highlights Tours

Discover something new at NHMU on an expert-led Highlights Tour

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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.
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.
From the Blog
Posted July 31st

A Quest for More Critical Thinkers

Research Quest is an online series of investigations, including videos, instructional guides, 3D images of digitized museum objects, and more.

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 

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.