Paleontology

Drawing Dinosaurs with Cartoonist Cal Grodahl

Special Event Love dinosaurs? Love drawing? Enjoy drawing dinosaurs? Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn drawing techniques from professional editorial cartoonist, Cal Grodahl! Included in admission.

Drawing Dinosaurs with Cartoonist Cal Grodahl

Special Event Love dinosaurs? Love drawing? Enjoy drawing dinosaurs? Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn drawing techniques from professional editorial cartoonist, Cal Grodahl! Included in admission.

Drawing Dinosaurs with Cartoonist Cal Grodahl

Special Event Love dinosaurs? Love drawing? Enjoy drawing dinosaurs? Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn drawing techniques from professional editorial cartoonist, Cal Grodahl! Included in admission.

Drawing Dinosaurs with Cartoonist Cal Grodahl

Special Event Love dinosaurs? Love drawing? Enjoy drawing dinosaurs? Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn drawing techniques from professional editorial cartoonist, Cal Grodahl! Included in admission.

Drawing Dinosaurs with Cartoonist Cal Grodahl

Special Event Love dinosaurs? Love drawing? Enjoy drawing dinosaurs? Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn drawing techniques from professional editorial cartoonist, Cal Grodahl! Included in admission.

National Fossil Week/ Wheeler Day

This Saturday, October 17th join us in celebrating National Fossil Week! Throughout the day, you'll be able to meet our paleontologists in the Fossil Prep Lab and participate in many hands-on dinosaur and fossil activities!

Drawing with Dinosaurs -- featuring Pat Bagley and the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists

Special Event Love dinosaurs? Love drawing? Enjoy drawing dinosaurs? Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn drawing techniques from professional editorial cartoonists from around the nation! Included in admission.

Land animals and ecosystems walloped in wake of end-Permian mass extinction

Salt Lake City, Utah — Natural History Museum of Utah’s Paleontology Curator Randall Irmis, along with a researcher at Brown University, provides evidence that mass extinction that ended the Permian Period was disastrous for land-based animals. In a specimen-by-specimen analysis, the scientists say species were reduced to a handful of forms, called disaster taxa. The low diversity of vertebrates meant that terrestrial ecosystems endured boom-and-bust cycles for up to 8 million years before finally stabilizing.

First Horned Dinosaur from Mexico

A new species of horned dinosaur unearthed in Mexico has larger horns that any other species – up to 4 feet long – and has given scientists fresh insights into the ancient history of western North America, according to a research team led by paleontologists from the Utah Museum of Natural History at the University of Utah.