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Natural History Museum Partner Field Trips

The Natural History Museum of Utah is proud to partner with Red Butte Garden and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts for joint field trip experiences. See below for more information on each experience and how to reserve. 


Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Students discover personal meanings and cultural connections through art and artifact discoveries at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Natural History Museum of Utah!

This experience includes: 

  • guided tour and artmaking activity at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA)
  • self-guided field trip at the Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU)
  • reserved lunch space at the NHMU or UMFA
  • special activities to link to your classroom learning experience

Field Trip Schedule: 

10am Arrival (Groups of 60 students or less will start at UMFA. Groups of more than 60 will be split into two and start at both UMFA and NHMU)
11:30-11:50am Lunch at starting organization 
12:00-12:15pm transportation between organizations
12:15pm Arrival at second organization
1:45pm Departure 

Limited to 6th-8th grades. Reservations can accommodate up to 120 students.

Click here to request a UMFA/NHMU Joint Field Trip


Red Butte Garden

 

Bring your students for a field trip and enjoy both a plant-filled field class at Red Butte Garden and a dino-mite self-guided field trip at the Natural History Museum of Utah!

This experience includes:

  • Guided Red Butte Garden field class
  • Self-guided field trip at Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Reserved lunch space at NHMU
  • Special activities to link your learning experience

Field Trip Schedule:

Groups are split into Aspen or Magpie Groups based on group size. 

Aspen Schedule: 
9:30am Arrival 
9:30-11:15am Explorations at Red Butte Garden
11:30-11:50am Lunch at NHMU
12:00-1:00/1:30pm Explorations at NHMU
1:00/1:30pm Departure. K-2nd Grades depart at 1:00pm. 3rd-6th Grades depart at 1:30pm

Magpie Schedule: 
9:30am Arrival 
9:30-11:00am Explorations at NHMU
11:00-11:20am Lunch at NHMU
11:30am-1:00/1:30pm Explorations at Red Butte Garden
1:00/1:30pm Departure. K-2nd Grades depart at 1:00pm. 3rd-6th Grades depart at 1:30pm

Reservations can accommodate up to 120 students. Limited to Utah Public and Charter schools due to funding sources. 

Inclusion Field Trip Day: May 14th, 2020. This field trip day is geared toward being accessible to neurodiverse students and students with special needs. Each facility will have special accommodations and volunteer-led activities. Feedback from this day will help NHMU and RBG improve programming for all students. Stay tuned for more information. Questions? Email us at or . Groups needing special accommodations are welcome on all field trip days. If your group needs a specific accommodation please don't hesitate to contact us by phone (801-585-5237) or email. 

RBG Partner Field trips for the 2019-2020 school year are full. 

Groups with more than 60 students may be split into two groups. Visits booked to NHMU and the Garden on the same day outside of the arranged joint field trip experinece are strongly discouraged due to scheduling complexities.


Questions? Email us.