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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.

A Renaissance in Navajo Basket Art

The Navajo ceremonial baskets on display in our Native Voices gallery and Collections Wall mark an incredible moment in art history. Read part II of our blog post series on the Twin Rocks Trading Post Collection.

12 Rare Images of the 1909 Utah Arch Expedition

These rare photographs, taken by Stuart Malcom Young, chronicle the 1909 Utah Arch Expedition. The grandson of LDS Church leader, Brigham Young, S.M. Young accompanied University of Utah Professor, Byron Cummings, on the historic excursion to “discover” Rainbow Bridge. At just 19 years old, Young played an important role in the expedition, chronicling the journey with photographs that would later become instrumental in building interest in the American Southwest and preserving its awesome landscapes, history, and people.

5 Common Utah Wildflowers

Utahns are spoiled by majestic, snow-frosted mountain views, rustic red rock, and breathtaking forestland. With so much beauty all around, it can be easy to miss the little gems we see every day.

A Piece of Goodwill: NHMU's Moon Rock

If you aren't looking for it, you might miss it: one of the Natural History Museum of Utah's oldest and farthest traveled objects, trekking nearly four-billion years and 250,000 miles through time and space to be displayed at NHMU today.

Lola Reyes: Animator, Artist, NHMU Star

Lola Reyes is an incredible example of a Utahn brought up in humble circumstances who found the confidence, courage, and persistence to succeed in life, thanks in part to her five-year experience in NHMU’s Youth-Teaching-Youth program.

Of Mice and Meadows

A new exhibit in the Land Gallery shows how small mammals tell us about the past and present of the Great Basin ecosystem.

Science beyond the headlines

A new study adds evidence to one hypothesis about why so many bones ended up at Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry.

Eric Rickart, A True Natural Historian

Shannen Robson discusses Dr. Eric Rickart, NHMU's curator of vertebrate zoology.

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.