Exhibits and Public Programs

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party!

Join us to celebrate the partial solar eclipse of 2014! See the eclipse from the best spot in the Salt Lake Valley, meet local astronomy experts, view the eclipse through professional solar telescopes, and participate in hands-on activities.

Design for Disaster

Special Event Explore what it takes to design a structure that stands up to the power of an earthquake! Special guests and tours of the seismic features of the Rio Tinto Center explore "designing for disaster" as part of this Nature Unleashed exhibit special event.

Nature Unleashed: Opening Day

Be the first to see Nature Unleashed at the Natural History Museum of Utah! 

Powerful earth processes have shaped our dynamic planet including earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters explores the science behind these phenomena, the tools used to study and predict them, and stories of human responses to these events. 

Celebrate Astronomy Day at NHMU!

Celebrate Astronomy Day at the Natural History Museum of Utah!  Meet local astronomy experts, learn the difference between comets and asteroids and explore magnetism, light and pressure through hands-on activities designed for adults and children. 

December Phun with Physics

By popular demand, Phun with Physics has returned! What do balloons, bicycle wheels, liquid nitrogen, flowers and a vacuum pump have in common? Find out at NHMU! These are physics demos like you have never seen before. 

 

November Phun with Physics

By popular demand, Phun with Physics has returned! What do balloons, bicycle wheels, liquid nitrogen, flowers and a vacuum pump have in common? Find out at NHMU! These are physics demos like you have never seen before. 

 

October Phun with Physics

By popular demand, Phun with Physics has returned! What do balloons, bicycle wheels, liquid nitrogen, flowers and a vacuum pump have in common? Find out at NHMU! These are physics demos like you have never seen before. 

 

September Phun with Physics

By popular demand, Phun with Physics has returned! What do balloons, bicycle wheels, liquid nitrogen, flowers and a vacuum pump have in common? Find out at NHMU! These are physics demos like you have never seen before. 

 

Science Movie Night: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Following the film, join photographer, museum curator, and archaeologist Dr. Laurel Casjens and explore Utah’s hauntingly beautiful rock art and how it helps connect us to the people who lived here long ago.

Science Movie Night: Turtle

Turtle: The Incredible Journey tells the story of a little loggerhead turtle, as she follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. From a beach in Florida she rides the Gulf Stream to the frozen north, swimming around the entire North Atlantic to Africa and then back to the beach where she was born. Just one in a thousand turtles will make it safely home.