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The Horse: Opening Week Celebration!
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 10:00am to Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 5:00pm
The Natural History Museum of Utah | Rio Tinto Center
The Natural history Museum of Utah is excited to host The Horse. Over time, humans have preyed upon horses, domesticated them, bred them for work and play and forged deep emotional and spiritual connections with them. Come discover the fascinating story of how humans have shaped the horse and how the horse, in turn has shaped us.
Explore one of Utah’s most important horse stories – the connection of the Ute people to horses. The Ute were among the first North American tribes to acquire horses from the Spanish in the 1600s. Discover how horses transformed Ute life in ways that continue to reverberate today.
Our week-long celebration will feature brand new activities and programs that will be available throughout the run of the exhibit. Guests will have the opportunity to:
- Discover the interesting evolution of the horse through real horse skulls and leg bones.
- Meet horse-related experts—listen to stories about their unique horse experiences and interact with the tools of their trade!
- Tour the special exhibit with a trained gallery interpreter to experience The Horse behind the scenes.
- Build their own cork horse!
- And much more!
Activites will run from 11am - 4pm from Friday, July 25 - Sunday, July 27