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.

The following toolboxes are unavailable for the remainder of the 2015-2016 academic year:

CI Water          Digging Dinos         Utah's Fossil Past

Native Utah     Soils                        Rocks and Minerals

Submit a Request for a Teaching Toolbox Here

Bats                            Great Salt Lake                   Rocks & Minerals

Bison                          Insects                                Soils

Bones                         Nanotechnology                Utah's Fossil Past

C.I. Water                   Native Utah                       

Digging Dinosaurs      Parasites                            *Galapagos

Field Tools                  Plants                                *Human Evolution

*for students with visual impairment

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

Teaching Toolbox Reservation Process

  • Submit your Teaching Toolbox Request at the link above.
  • You will receive an email confirmation of your request from the Museum. 
  • 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. 
  • Toolboxes are available for pick-up and drop-off Saturday - Tuesday from 10:00am until 5:00pm (9:00pm on Wednesdays).

Pick-up and drop-off

  • The pick-up date is the Saturday listed in your confirmation email.
  • You have until the Tuesday after the pick-up date listed in your confirmation email to pick up the toolbox.
  • The drop-off date is the Saturday listed in confirmation email (two weeks after the pick-up date).
  • You have until the Tuesday after the drop-off date listed in your confirmation email to drop-off the toolbox.
  • Please help us by returning toolboxes on time so other educators can use them.  If your toolbox is returned late it will be subject to a late fee.