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NHMU COVID-19 Updates

Updated June 3, 2020

Dear Natural History Museum of Utah patrons and friends,

The health and safety of our Museum community – our staff, volunteers, guests, students, and our many friends and supporters – remains our top priority.

State and county governments issued updated guidelines regarding the limited reopening of businesses and organizations in our community.

Several of our sister cultural organizations here in Salt Lake City began reopening to the public on May 2, with strict protocols in place. On May 11, the University of Utah began moving to its next phase of the reopening process. You can read the latest updates from the University of Utah here.

As these reopening efforts begin to move forward, we are monitoring them closely and working in partnership with our colleagues here on campus to determine appropriate next steps for NHMU.

We don't yet have a firm reopening date for the Museum. But we are working to update protocols and practices where necessary and to modify some physical aspects of the building. We have assembled a special task force to address specific issues related to the complex task of reopening the Museum, including determining when we can reopen our doors to the public.

In the meantime, please know that your safety – and the health of our staff and volunteers – is paramount. We cannot wait to welcome you back to NHMU when it is safe to do so.

We’ll be in touch with additional updates as they become available. If you have any questions, please email .

Jason R. Cryan, Ph.D.
Executive Director