A Fuzzy Invader—Fox Squirrels in Utah

After introduction to the West over a century ago, fox squirrels have finally made their way to Utah.

Utah Tyrannosaur Discovered After 76 Million-Year Slumber

What was it like to be there when a 76 million year-old tyrannosaur was airlifted from its longtime grave? And where had that grave been over those many millions of years?

The Birth of the Antiquities Act

Read about the early days of the Antiquities Act.

Weaving a Revolution: Contemporary Navajo Baskets

NHMU is honored to house The Twin Rocks Trading Post Collection, a collection of 250 remarkable baskets from the Utah Strip of the Navajo Nation, some of which are on display in our Native Voices gallery and Collections Wall. Read the story of how they came to be a new art form.

2017 Indian Art Market 3rd Place Winner, Nelson Begay

Returning Artist Nelson Begay took home 3rd place honors in NHMU's 2017 Indian Art Market.

2017 Indian Art Market 2nd Place Winner, Pahponee

Nationally renown artist Pahponee was awarded 2nd place in this year's Indian Art Market.

2017 Indian Art Market 1st Place Winner, Jesse Johnson

For the second year in a row Jesse Johnson, of Zuni Pueblo, N.M., won NHMU's Indian Art Market best of show honors.

Q&A with Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara

Kenneth Lacovara visited the Natural History Museum of Utah recently and discussed why dinosaurs matter, the future of paleontology, and NHMU's Past Worlds gallery.

European Firebug Spreads in Utah

Have you spotted a European firebug?

A Labor of Love: Museum Paleontology Volunteers Ann and Randy Johnson

Meet two NHMU volunteers, an indispensable part of our team. The Johnsons work in our Paleo Prep Lab where they help us prepare fossils for study.