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The Cave That Holds a Million Bones

Allison Wolfe, a graduate student in zooarchaeology and awardee of NHMU’s Summer Internship, is identifying tens of thousands of bird bones from Homestead Cave, home of the most fine-grained small animal record in the Western USA.

Fungi in the Gut: Bryn Dentinger’s Look at Microbiomes

Bryn Dentinger, NHMU’s Curator for Mycology, is on a mission to study the gut microbiomes of herbivorous animals in the Intermountain West. He’ll be cataloguing the biodiversity of fungal microbes and providing a baseline for future comparative studies. 

The Art and Details of Scientific Illustration

Natalia Wilkins-Tyler is a Salt Lake City-based scientific illustrator who has accomplished a number of fantastic illustrations for NHMU. Read about her profession and see a video of her in action.

Paleontologists discuss NHMU's Past Worlds exhibition

Hear what paleontologists have to say about NHMU's Past Worlds exhibition--with its Utah dinosaurs, including more than a dozen species that are new to science and have only been found in Utah.

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.

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.

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.

A Conversation with NHMU's Randy Irmis

When the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology came to Salt Lake City in October 2016, we got a chance to speak with some noted paleontologists about their work. Here's NHMU's Randy Irmis on imaging fossils and collaborative teams.

Paleontologist Kay Behrensmeyer Visits Salt Lake City

When the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology came to Salt Lake City in October 2016, we got a chance to speak with some noted paleontologists about their work. Here's Kay Behrensmeyer on using big data in paleontology as well as the field of taphonomy.

Paleontologist Dan Ksepka Visits Salt Lake City

When the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology came to Salt Lake City in October 2016, we got a chance to speak with some noted paleontologists about their work. Here's Dan Ksepka on molecular biology and paleontology as well as the largest bird ever found.