Explore a billion years of awesome at NHMU
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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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Jan. 23 Free Day

Reserve Free Day tickets here

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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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2017 Lecture Series: Food

Four speakers explore issues related to food in the 21st century. 

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Extreme Plants Traveling Sideshow

Live theatrical performances happening now 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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From the Blog
Posted January 11th

Dusting our Dirty Dinosaurs

If you think your spring cleaning is difficult, try our Past Worlds Gallery on for size. Our exhibits team recently spent the better part of a week spiffing up all of our dinosaur skeletons.
From the Blog
Posted January 2nd

The Theater of Poison – Two Live Performances

Education and entertainment mix seamlessly through the power of museum theater, two great examples of which are happening at NHMU through April 1, 2017: Poison Live! and the Extreme Plants Traveling Sideshow.
From the Blog
Posted December 21st

Largest Navajo Pitch Basket

The largest Navajo pitch basket known to exist is on display in our Collections Wall. Learn about the artist, Etta Rock, and the process of making a pitch basket.

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Salt Lake City, UT 84108


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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.