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[image] Lola Reyes: Animator, Artist, NHMU Star

Lola Reyes: Animator, Artist, NHMU Star

Lola Reyes is an incredible example of a Utahn brought up in humble circumstances who found the confidence, courage, and persistence to succeed in life, thanks in part to her five-year experience in NHMU’s Youth-Teaching-Youth program.
[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] Eric Rickart, A True Natural Historian

Eric Rickart, A True Natural Historian

Shannen Robson discusses Dr. Eric Rickart, NHMU's curator of vertebrate zoology.
[image] The Cave That Holds a Million Bones

The Cave That Holds a Million Bones

Allison Wolfe, a graduate student in zooarchaeology and awardee of NHMU’s Summer Internship, is identifying tens of thousands of bird bones from Homestead Cave, home of the most fine-grained small animal record in the Western USA.

[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] Fungi in the Gut: Bryn Dentinger’s Look at Microbiomes

Fungi in the Gut: Bryn Dentinger’s Look at Microbiomes

Bryn Dentinger, NHMU’s Curator for Mycology, is on a mission to study the gut microbiomes of herbivorous animals in the Intermountain West. He’ll be cataloguing the biodiversity of fungal microbes and providing a baseline for future comparative studies. 
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[image] The Art and Details of Scientific Illustration

The Art and Details of Scientific Illustration

Natalia Wilkins-Tyler is a Salt Lake City-based scientific illustrator who has accomplished a number of fantastic illustrations for NHMU. Read about her profession and see a video of her in action.
[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] Dusting our Dirty Dinosaurs

Dusting our Dirty Dinosaurs

If you think your spring cleaning is difficult, try our Past Worlds Gallery on for size. Our exhibits team recently spent the better part of a week spiffing up all of our dinosaur skeletons.