Commercial Filming & Photography

The stunning architecture and beautiful grounds of the Natural History Museum of Utah provide a unique backdrop for commercial and amateur film and photo shoots. If you plan to use the Museum's interior or exterior in your next commercial production or photo shoot, please read on to learn more about terms and conditions. 

If you wish to explore the Museum as a location for your next shoot, please start by filling out the form at the bottom of this page and we will follow up shortly.


Commercial Shoots

With prior approval, the Natural History Museum of Utah welcomes commercial filming and photography projects and strives to be a film-friendly location.  We follow a set of non-negotiable Terms and Conditions in order to protect the building, collections, exhibits and public access. The Museum will not consider productions that do not abide by these documents.

Commercial shoots include:

  • Major film or television productions
  • Commercial filming or photo shoots
  • Student film productions
  • Local business product or fashion shoots

Portrait Photography

The Museum also allows private portrait photography, which includes wedding, engagement, family portraits or other posed portraiture of individuals by professional photographers or by amateurs acting in the role of a professional. Fees are assessed on a case-by-case basis and are relative to the scale of the production. 

Museum Premises covered by these terms include all areas inside the building and all terraces, both located in the front and sides of the building, as well as the sidewalks leading to the front entrance. Photographers and clients are limited to the public areas of the Museum. If you do not receive prior approval, we will ask your group to cease the photography session.