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Traveling Treasures


For more than 16 years, The Natural History Museum of Utah and Zions Bank have worked together on Traveling Treasures, a robust annual outreach partnership designed to bring the state museum of natural history, and its collections, into  Utah’s diverse communities. Every year, a team of educators, exhibit designers, bank personnel, and museum volunteers together  create a new traveling  exhibit which explores an intriguing aspect of the natural history of the state, region or planet.

During its time on the road each year, Traveling Treasures visits up to 12 cities and hosts family festivals and packed community lectures throughout the state. This community programming allows the Natural History Museum of Utah to connect with Utah’s communities statewide. From Layton, Panguitch, and Richfield to Duchesne, Tooele and North Ogden.


2016 Poison!

Poison is prevalent in the natural world. Over millions of years, plants and animals have evolved an arsenal of deadly toxins to defend themselves from predators and to capture prey. Poisonous compounds also lurk in many minerals, including ones we’ve used in pigments, water pipes, medicines, and more. Recognizing the power of poison, people have sought magical protections from its harmful effects throughout history. Discover the surprising story of poison in this exhibit of specimens from the Natural History Museum of Utah sponsored by Zions Bank.

Poison! Schedule

JanuaryDraper 12271 S 900 E
FebruaryKanab 41 E Center St.
MarchWashington 865 W Telegraph St.
AprilEnterprise 25 E Main Street
MayMonticello 233 E Center St.
JuneMoab 330 S Main St.
JulySalina 155 W Main St.
AugustLehi 1432 E 3500 N
SeptemberRoosevelt 156 N 200 E
OctoberBountiful 5 N Main St.
NovemberLogan/Pioneer 460 N Main St.