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 science festivals 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 2021: Uniquely Utah
Utah is a truly remarkable place to explore natural and cultural history. Its astounding geology exposes over two billion years of Earth’s history and contains an abundance of world-class fossils. Its dramatic and frequent changes in elevation promote amazing biodiversity. Its dry climate preserves fragile artifacts that record the lifeways of Utah’s ancient peoples. Discover these uniquely Utah stories and more in this exhibit celebrating the Natural History Museum of Utah’s 50th anniversary sponsored by Zions Bank.