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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.

Grand Photos of Humble Bugs: Digitizing our Entomology Collection

We can now produce amazingly detailed images of our entomology collection as we slowly add our 275,000 specimens to our online database.
Tags: bugs

7 Things Your Child Might Become, Thanks to NHMU Summer Camps

NHMU summer camps are so impressive for kids, here’s our short list of 7 things your kid might just become after attending one.
Tags: kids

Fierce Facts about Fireflies

Fireflies are beautiful, but they're way more fierce than you might think. First, they're carnivores. Second, they're poisonous, so don't eat them!

Hide Your Stuff in Plain Sight: Up a 1,000-Foot Rock Face

Our researchers seek to understand why Fremont Indian granaries in Range Creek are located far above the ground in hard-to-reach but easy-to-see locations. It turns out that high visibility can sometimes be a great deterrent to theft.

Why Oceanic Islands Fascinate Us – Luzon Island, Part I

Along with his American and Filipino colleagues, Eric Rickart, our Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, has scoured the Philippine island of Luzon for 30 years, discovering more endemic species of mammals than anyone could have imagined.

Tougher than They Look – Luzon Island, Part II

Along with his American and Filipino colleagues, Eric Rickart, our Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, has scoured the Philippine island of Luzon for 30 years, discovering more endemic species of mammals than anyone could have imagined.
Tags: mammals

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.

Bitten by the Adventure Bug On a Dino Dig

Digging for dinosaur fossils in southern Utah should make it on your "must do" list if you live in the state. Read about a recent adventure in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Michael Martin: Architect, NHMU Facilities Manager, Night Sky Junkie

Our NHMU facility manager, Michael Martin, has many talents, including leading moon watching events at the museum on clear and dark evenings.