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Blog Archive: Spaces

[image] The Dracula of Wasps

The Dracula of Wasps

The tarantula hawk, found in Utah, is a page out of a collection of horror stories. Beautiful, huge, painful, and parasitic - it's a wasp that tops the Sting Pain Index and finds its way into NHMU's "The Power of Poison" exhibit.
[image] Mountain Mahogany: One Tough Rose

Mountain Mahogany: One Tough Rose

Curl-Leaf Mountain Mahogany is a high-elevation evergreen found throughout Utah and the western U.S. The fact that it's actually a part of the rose family is just one of its remarkable traits.
Tags: botany
[image] In with the New: Our Collections Wall Gets a New Look

In with the New: Our Collections Wall Gets a New Look

It’s been five years since we first installed the 600 objects in our glass-enclosed Collections Wall. Now, we’re preserving some of the light-sensitive artifacts and bringing in objects from other collections to create a new, updated look for our visitors.
[image] Fremont Horned Figurines – What are They?

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.
[image] Living Rock from the Great Salt Lake, Now in our Permanent Exhibits

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.
[image] Curling Tongues for Science: the Interactive Trait Tree

Curling Tongues for Science: the Interactive Trait Tree

How we look is determined by genetics, but sometimes looks can be deceiving. We share more than you might think.
[image] Way More than Wayfinding

Way More than Wayfinding

Our wayfinding case across from the Collections Wall on Level 2 does double-duty in unexpected ways, much like all of the objects in our collections.
[image] Where the Black Widow Plays Near the Velcro Weed

Where the Black Widow Plays Near the Velcro Weed

NHMU Wildflower Walks are a fantastic way to spend 45 minutes in the foothills. Held each April and May, they occur on Wednesdays.