Natural History Museum of Utah

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Our Backyard

Our Backyard will be closed for remodeling from April 21 to May 10. Sorry for the inconvenience! 

An intimate, discovery-based environment invites our youngest visitors to experience natural history first hand. 

Have a look at live insects, do any of them look familiar?  Many of these species can commonly be found in your backyard at home. 

"Meet" life that thrives underground in the underground crawl area and get your hands wet in the pond/stream play area. 

This fun and inviting space is sure to encourage curiousity. 

Take your coat off and stay a while!


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.