The exterior of the Natural History Museum of Utah

Visit NHMU


The Natural History Museum of Utah is the state's official museum of natural history. Nestled in the foothills above Salt Lake City, the Museum's home—the Rio Tinto Center—is an architectural wonder that houses 163,000 square feet of breathtaking exhibitions exploring billions of years of natural history. Explore more below to see the many ways you can experience the Museum and all it holds. 

The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week and remains open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Reserve Tickets

Reserve tickets in advance of your visit. Choose from general admission, Member tickets, and special offers.

Become a Museum Member

Get free admission to NHMU for an entire year along with a suite of other benefits as a Museum Member!

Programming & Public Events

On your upcoming visit, delve deeper into the Museum through engaging programming and events for guests of all ages. Many of these are included with Museum admission.


Public Events

From major events like DinoFest and our Lecture Series to weekly gallery programming, see all that's happening at the Museum on our event calendar. 

Youth & Families

From our award-winning Summer Camps to personalized children's Birthday Parties, NHMU offers a variety of programming for kids and families.


Twelve permanent exhibitions—filling four levels at the Museum—explore billions of years of Utah's incredible natural history. An additional special exhibit gallery hosts exciting traveling exhibitions from international exhibit developers that rotate every several months. Browse the exhibits carousel with links below, or see all our current, former, and online exhibits here.



Birthday Parties!

Book an unforgettable birthday party for your 5–10 year old at NHMU! Availability is booked up months in advance, so get a head start to planning today!


If you're looking for the most breathtaking wedding venue in Salt Lake City, look no further than Natural History Museum of Utah. Both its interior and exterior spaces offer special settings for your most special day. We invite you to learn more about hosting your wedding at NHMU.


Explore More Online or In Your Community

If you're eager to learn more about NHMU before making your visit, you can subscribe, check out our latest Science Stories, or find out if we're coming to your community soon.  


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Family Late Night at the Museum

Museum Events

See a list of upcoming events at the Natural History Museum of Utah.

Gala guests in the Canyon

Museum Membership

Explore the many benefits of Museum Membership.