Exhibits and Public Programs

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. 

Families Can Have Fun with Science Again and Again at Natural History Museum of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – Are you looking for something memorable and worthwhile to do with your family during UEA Break and holiday vacation? The Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center on the University of Utah campus offers many educational and hands-on activities to engage children of all ages each time they visit.

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. 

 

From Bats to Bugs to Bull Frogs: The Natural History Museum of Utah’s “Explore the Trails Festival" Offers Something for Everyone

SALT LAKE CITY – From its vantage point in the foothills above Salt Lake City, The Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center, University of Utah offers a portal into the Beehive State’s abundant natural resources. That’s why the Museum is hosting the “Explore the Trails Festival,” a three-day celebration of Utah’s great outdoors, September 14, 15 and 16.

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.