Teaching Toolboxes

Reservations for the 2015 - 2016 school year are now open!

Teaching Toolboxes are teaching resource kits, each complete with touchable specimens, reproducible materials, and related books and information. Designed for K-12 students and community groups, our toolboxes not only allow for unique teaching opportunities, but provide subjects that excite students about the natural sciences. Our museum offers a wide variety of topics, which include:

These boxes are available to check out for free and can be reserved for a two-week period. Information about the individual contents of the toolboxes can be found at the bottom of this page.

Submit a Request for a Teaching Toolbox Here

C.I. WaterDigging DinosaursField Tools
InsectsNanotechnologyNative Utah
SoilsTraitsUtah's Fossil Past

Rocks & Minerals

(English and Spanish text included)


Not near the Museum?  Reserve a Toolbox from your District Office instead!  Click Here for a Listing of Off-Site Locations!


Questions?  Please email us or call: 801-585-5237

Please Note:

Our Teaching Toolbox pick-up and drop-off procedures have changed for the 2014 - 2015 school year.  Beginning in August of 2014, teachers and educators will have the opportunity to pick-up and drop-off Toolboxes over the weekends and into the first week of their reservation.  See Example Below:
If your reservation is set to begin on Satuday, Sept. 6, you have anytime from Sept. 6 - 9 to pick-up your Toolbox.  The Toolbox will then be due back 2 weeks after the pick-up date, anytime from Sept. 20 - 23.  If the Box is returned after Sept. 23, it will be subject to a late fee charge.

Teaching Toolbox Reservation Process 

  1. Submit your Teaching Toolbox Request at the link above.
  2. You will receive an email confirmation of your request from the Museum. 
  3. Once confirmed, you will pick-up your Teaching Toolbox during your designated reservation period at the Rio Tinto Center. Directions to the Rio Tinto Center. 
  4. Toolboxes are available for pick-up and drop-off Saturday - Tuesday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.