Step 3: Develop a student activity

Natural History Museum of Utah educators have observed that students, Lead Explorers, and teachers have the best field trip experiences when they:

  1. Focus on one particular exhibit or topic in-depth rather than trying to see and do it all.
  2. Include:

  • Pre-visit component

  • During visit component

  • Post-visit component

Teachers can visit the Museum for FREE to help plan their field trip by printing off their confirmation email and presenting it at the front desk.

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed Special Exhibit

In addition to our permanent galleries, field trips can visit the Museum's temporary special exhibit for NO additional cost.

The current special exhibition is Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed, which will run November 10, 2018 through May 27, 2019.

The following Explorations Educator Guides provide an exhibition map, exhibit activities, classroom extension activities, and other teacher resources connected to the exhibit:

To learn more about our permanent exhibits and upcoming special exhibitions, click here.

NHMU Student Activities

Use the below student actiivites to explore NHMU's permanent galleries. 

K-2nd Grade: What do I Eat? 
3rd-5th Grade: Museum Field Guide

Junior Science Academy Pre-Visit Activities

These activities allow students to hone their science skills before coming to the Museum. Junior Science Academy classes should complete at least one of the following activities before their visit.

Igniting Inquiry

Observation vs Inference

Questions? Email us.