Planning Your Visit to NHMU
Here is some selected information to prepare you for your visit to the Natural History Museum of Utah.
Per CDC and local health department guidelines, we require a face covering for all visitors ages 2 and older. If you are unable to wear a cloth or disposable face covering due to health reasons, a looser-fitting scarf or face shield are acceptable alternatives. Please bring your own as these will not be provided by the Museum.
The Natural History Museum of Utah is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week and remains open late until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. The Museum is open 363 days a year, closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Admission is required to access the Museum, but Museum Members and University of Utah faculty, staff, and students with an active UID get free admission. For a complete list of Museum admission prices, visit our Hours and Admission page.
Purchasing Tickets Online
Museum tickets can be purchased online in advance and at a discount of $2 per guest. We recognize that the online ticket purchase process is not optimized for screen readers and we are working to remedy this. If you experience difficulties purchasing discounted tickets online, a member of our staff can assist you at our admission desk.
Driving Directions, Public Transit, and Parking
Driving directions to the Museum, parking instructions, and public transportation options to NHMU are all covered in detail on our directions webpage. Both Uber and Lyft are easy transportation options to NHMU and drivers can drop passengers off in the turnaround close to the Museum entrance.
Quieter Museum Hours
If you wish to visit the Museum during a quieter time, the following days and times tend to be less busy: Monday to Friday after 1:30 p.m., Wednesday evenings between 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and all day on Sundays.
Personal Care Assistant
The Museum will provide free admission for a paid Personal Care Assistant who is accompanying a guest with a disability.
Tours and Special Programming
We offer tours and special programming for both individuals and groups that include touchable specimens from the natural world. To request a tour or special programming, please contact Echo Paixao by email or by phone at 801-587-5721.
Museum Staff Assistance
If you have any other special needs, please contact our guest services team by email or by phone at 801-587-5788.