Students in Life Exhibit

For Educators

Welcome Teachers!

The Natural History Museum of Utah is thrilled to offer resources to support students and teachers throughout the state of Utah in both K-12 education and higher education. Below you will find information about class visits to the Museum, ways to bring NHMU into your classroom, curriculum resources, and more. As the state natural history museum, we provide high-quality science education and promote STEM learning statewide.

Funding for many of these programs is provided by the Utah State Legislature through the Utah State Board of Education as part of the Informal Science Education Enhancement collaboration.

Field Trips & Educational Visits

Explore the incredible exhibitions in-person at the Natural History Museum of Utah through Field Trips and Educational Visits. Enhance classroom learning, solidify concepts, and make new discoveries! Find information for reservations and programming below for K-12 Field Trips or Education Visits for Higher Education Organizations.

Field Trips 

Explore and request options for Self-Guided, Junior Science Academy, and Partner field trips. Also, find information about home school offerings. 

Higher Ed Visits

Discover options for visiting NHMU with University or College groups. Find forms for requesting a visit for your class or club and pricing information. 

We loved our field trip, as a teacher it was so organized and easy for us to follow. My students really enjoyed it and had a great time!

— Alpine District 4th Grade Teacher

In-Classroom Resources

Bring the wonder of the Natural History Museum of Utah directly in to your classroom through these in-person and virtual resources. Resources are designed to encourage students to actively engage in critical thinking skills while engaging with Museum-quality specimens, real research data, and more.

Teaching Toolboxes

Borrow free teaching resource kits with touchable specimens, and classroom materials. 

Museum on the Move

Inquiry-based outreach program that brings the Museum's collection to 4th grade classrooms. 

An instructor works with kids in a classroom.

Research Quest

Advance critical thinking skills in the classroom with free, engaging online science investigations. 

A paleontologist, Carrie Levitt-Bussian, looks at fossilized dinosaur bones on a shelf.

Stay Curious, Utah!

Join NHMU Educators for quarterly live Q&As with scientists and local experts to learn about the natural world! 

Teen Programs at NHMU

Museum educators work with students to empower them to be leaders within their schools and communities.

Youth Teaching Youth

Science outreach and enrichment program for students from Glendale Middle School. 

Teen Explainers

A paid high school internship program focusing on communication and learning about museums.