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Tracey Collins

Areas of Expertise

  • Museum education
  • Education equity and inclusion
  • Curriculum development
  • Teacher professional development


Tracey Collins oversees the Natural History Museum of Utah’s education services and state-wide community outreach. She actively participates in leadership, strategic planning, partnership building, educational equity, audience building, and administration.

Jason R. Cryan

Areas of Expertise

  • Museum administration and leadership
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Entomology
  • Plant-feeding insects of the Order Hemiptera
  • Planthoppers, spittlebugs, treehoppers


Jason Cryan, Ph.D., serves as the fourth executive director of the Natural History Museum of Utah. With its rich, 50-year history as the most important natural history museum in America’s Mountain West, NHMU occupies a stunning, award-winning building, the Rio Tinto Center, on the campus of the University of Utah.

Traveling Treasures Exhibit Continues Journey to Payson

From beautifully crafted wood and cordage snares made by the Fremont people to capture small mammals used 1800 to 700 years before present to a tiny Northern water shrew that can run across the surface of the water by trapping air bubbles in the stiff hairs on its feet, the new Traveling Treasures exhibit—County Collage: Experience Utah’s Natural History—showcases the fascinating natural history found in every county of the state.

Tim Lee

Tim Lee is Exhibits Manager and Senior Exhibit Designer at the Natural History Museum of Utah; whose mission is to illuminate the natural world and the humans within it. Tim’s design process incorporates elements of design thinking and visitor studies to generate exhibits that engage visitors in surprising and meaningful ways.