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Savor the Sweet Taste of Summer at the Natural History Museum of Utah

Step out of the heat and enjoy the Museum's summer artisan market, games, activities, and foodie workshops, July 20 and 21

Thursday, July 11, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY, July 11, 2019 - The Natural History Museum of Utah will present a two-day summer food festival, The Taste of Summer, July 20 – 21 at the Rio Tinto Center, University of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For the price of Museum admission, families can cool off, enjoy summertime games and activities, including making a large watermelon fan. Over the two days, The Taste of Summer market will feature BBQ meals, gourmet ice cream and gelato, salsa, churros, and a wide array of baked desserts—all prepared for purchase by local food artisans.


Delicious culinary workshops, some geared for families, will be offered for an additional cost. The public is encouraged to register online soon for specific events, as there is limited availability. Workshops include Tart Making; the Science of Ice Cream; Herbal Treats; Summer Cheese Board, Salsa, and Charcuterie, and Marvelous Mocktails.


“We’ve made a visit to the Museum even more tantalizing, with our Taste of Summer event,” said Colleen McLaughlin, Museum public programs manager. “Not only can adults and kids enjoy some tasty treats on this special weekend, but they can also explore our 12 permanent exhibitions and our visually stunning special exhibit, Yellowstone: Invisible Boundaries. It’s a wonderful fusion of art and science featuring huge wildlife photos, cultural objects, original works of art, videos and an interactive 3D elk migration map of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Taste of Summer is just one of many reasons to visit the Museum this summer.” 


The Museum’s Taste of Summer Market includes:

  • Amour Spreads & Café
  • Bon Bon Gelato
  • Cache Canning Co.
  • Caputo’s Market & Deli featuring Normal Ice Cream
  • Chio's Churros
  • Creamies
  • Di Frutta Bars
  • Harmons
  • La Michoacana Ice Cream & Paleta
  • Smoke-a-Billy BBQ
  • Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream
  • White Lake Farms


Saturday only:

  • Blue Lemon
  • Cupcakes by Kasthuri
  • Rockwell Old Fashioned Ice Cream
  • Salsa Queen
  • Udder Rivals Ice Cream Truck


Sunday only:

  • Ice Berg Shake Truck (Sunday)


For more information about the Taste of Summer, and to register for the workshops visit


For general information about the Museum visit,


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About the Natural History Museum of Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah, based at the University of Utah, is one of the leading scientific research and cultural institutions in the country, with more than 30 scientists and 10 field exhibitions each year.  The Museum was established in 1963 as the state’s natural history museum and offers innovative exhibitions and educational programs to thousands of residents and visitors each year, including traveling and permanent exhibits, special events and other programs. More than 300,000 people visit the Museum annually.  The Museum has active and robust outreach programs that reach every corner of the state.