Blog: July 2016

Know Your Lacy White Flowers

Summer in Utah’s mountains brings lots of cow-parsnip, a strong-scented member of the carrot family, but adventurers should be careful not to confuse it with its more toxic look-alikes: hogweed, poison hemlock, and water hemlock.
Tags: plants

From the Collection: Unknown Jurassic Lizard

Take a look at two halves of a nearly complete skeleton of a lizard that lived in the Late Jurassic, about 150 million years ago.

Fremont Horned Figurines – What are They?

The objects on display at NHMU are a testament to the physical world and science, but many are also a product of human cultures, and require a bit of thought and imagination to truly appreciate.

Living Rock from the Great Salt Lake, Now in our Permanent Exhibits

One of the earliest forms of life on Earth – microbialites – thrive in the Great Salt Lake, and we pay homage to the humble living rock with a new permanent exhibit in our Great Salt Lake Gallery.

Bioblitzing with SLC Neighborhood Naturalists

Citizens armed with smart phones are helping Salt Lake City parks and open space managers inventory species found on our shared urban spaces. It's a partnership we've developed with the city and we call it SLC Neighborhood Naturalists.