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The Great Salt Lake exhibit at NHMU.
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The Great Salt Lake exhibit at NHMU.
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The Great Salt Lake exhibit at NHMU.
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Great Salt Lake

The compelling narrative of the Great Salt Lake, a remnant of ancient Lake Bonneville is brought to life through hands-on interactives, sounds, smells, and a spectacular view of the Lake itself. 

Take a “walk around” this large terminal body of water in the midst of a vast inland desert. 

Get an up-close view of some of the lake’s smaller inhabitants.

The Great Salt Lake exhibition is located in the Willard L. Eccles Foundation Gallery.


Credit: Exhibit sounds and sound design provided in part by Jeff Rice and Dr. Kevin J. Colver in association with the Western Soundscape Archive at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library.


Explore the space in this 360 Tour. Click and drag within the frame to navigate and click panel icons to read exhibit panels. You can change scenes within the exhibit by clicking arrows at the bottom of the frame.

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