Blog Archive: Spaces

[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.
[image] Is The Greatest Snow on Earth in Danger?

Is The Greatest Snow on Earth in Danger?

As this winter season comes to a close, NHMU digs into Utah's claim to "The Greatest Snow on Earth," and whether or not it's in danger.
[image] 12 Rare Images of the 1909 Utah Arch Expedition

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.
[image] Of Mice and Meadows

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.
[image] Science beyond the headlines

Science beyond the headlines

A new study adds evidence to one hypothesis about why so many bones ended up at Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry.
[image] Gila: the Monster, the Myth, the Legend

Gila: the Monster, the Myth, the Legend

Gila monsters are the stuff of mythology, like a gorgon or a hippogriff, yet these reclusive reptiles are fascinating regardless of the tall tales. NHMU visitors can see one up close during the Power of Poison exhibit.
[image] Paleontologists discuss NHMU's Past Worlds exhibition

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.
[image] The Theater of Poison – Two Live Performances

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.