Celebrating 5 Years at the Rio Tinto Center

Natural History Museum of Utah | Rio Tinto Center


This year, at the Natural History Museum of Utah, five is a magic number. For nearly five decades, we've been making science fun with mind-opening exhibitions and extraordinary, only-in-Utah experiences. And for five of those years, we've done so here in our dazzling new home: the Rio Tinto Center. For us, that's good reason to rejoice!

Join us this fall as we celebrate our first five years in this now-iconic Salt Lake City landmark, with five special anniversary events. Then, get ready for all that lies ahead at the Rio Tinto Center: more ground-breaking research, more powerful special exhibitions, more exciting discoveries, and much more family fun. 

Click each Rio Tinto Center fifth anniversary event below for more information:

  1. Indian Art Market: Saturday, October 8 & Sunday, October 9
  2. The Power of Poison: Opens Saturday, October 15
  3. Behind the Scenes: Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13
  4. Birthday Party & $5 Days: Saturday December 3–Wednesday, December 7
  5. Noon Year’s Eve Celebration: Saturday, December 31

Thank you to all our members and guests who have made our new home a hit these first five years—now come celebrate with us. 

Also, mark your calendars for these other great events taking place at NHMU this fall: