For nearly 20 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 Vernal to Delta, and Logan to Kanab.
Traveling Treasures 2018: Nature's Ultimate Machines
Living creatures are marvels of natural engineering! Their bodies rely on machines—like levers, pumps, and springs—to launch into action. Ingenious structures, like domes, protect them from many different threats. A multitude of body designs allows them to harness the wind or glide through the water. And, an array of detection devices—their senses—gathers the information they need to survive. Meet a few of nature’s ultimate machines in this exhibit of specimens from the Natural History Museum of Utah sponsored by Zions Bank.