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[image] NHMU 2020 — Episode 3

NHMU 2020 — Episode 3

In Episode Three, we examine how the prehistoric people of what is now Utah harvested, gathered, and preserved different foods. Then, we review the history of Utah's Tribal Nations up through modern day life, learning the importance of language and oral histories, and exploring the beauty of Native American art and cultural practices.
[image] NHMU 2020 — Episode 2

NHMU 2020 — Episode 2

Watch Episode Two to see NHMU scientists including Chief Curator, Dr. Randall Irmis, introduce guests to Utah's amazing geological record in the Land Gallery. Then, we switch gears to explore the life that thrives in Utah.
[image] NHMU 2020 — Episode 1

NHMU 2020 — Episode 1

In this episode, Executive Director Jason Cryan welcomes you to our museum and we tour our Past Worlds Gallery and the Paleo Prep Lab.
[image] How Museum Designers Invented Diorama 2.0

How Museum Designers Invented Diorama 2.0

A combination of traditional design and new tech creates a diorama unlike any seen before.
[image] What Does "Nature" Mean?

What Does "Nature" Mean?

The idea of nature has had many different meanings throughout history.
[image] Meet the “Father Cat” Who Stalked the Ancient West

Meet the “Father Cat” Who Stalked the Ancient West

Despite the name this wasn't a cat. Learn more about this fascinating predator of the Eocene.
[image] How a Museum Artist Made a Firefly Glow

How a Museum Artist Made a Firefly Glow

Emily Szalay, a preparator with the Natural History Museum of Utah, has made a super-sized version of a lightning bug.
[image] A Recipe For Extreme Organisms

A Recipe For Extreme Organisms

Read about the microscopic life that’s adapted to the harsh conditions of the Great Salt Lake.
[image] Lights Out—Utah's Unique Dark Skies

Lights Out—Utah's Unique Dark Skies

The darkness is vanishing. Population growth and development around the globe has illuminated the world and its skies like never before. With the world alight, the only thing it seems we can’t see anymore is the dark.
[image] Spinning a Sustainable Future

Spinning a Sustainable Future

A growing field of biologists and materials engineers are taking hints from spiders and developing methods to replicate spider silk proteins for commercial use.