The Natural History Museum of Utah is committed to providing inclusive experiences for all audiences and we are pleased to offer the following resources and services. For assistance planning your visit, specific questions, or feedback, please contact us by email or by phone at 801-581-6927. Guests using screen readers, please click here.
Per CDC and local health department guidelines, we require a face covering for all visitors ages 2 and older. If you are unable to wear a cloth or disposable face covering due to health reasons, a looser-fitting scarf or face shield are acceptable alternatives. Please bring your own, as these will not be provided by the Museum. Each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Museum is reserved for senior citizens and guests with compromised immunity.
Planning Your Museum Visit
Driving Directions, Public Transit, and Parking
Utah Transit Authority Accessible Services
Accessible Parking & Passenger Drop-off Area
Quieter Museum Hours
If you wish to visit the Museum during a quieter time, the following days and times tend to be less busy: Monday to Friday after 1:30 p.m., and Sundays.
We welcome students and families with children and adults on the autism spectrum. To help prepare for your visit, download the Social Story about what to expect while visiting the Museum.
Spanish Language Resources
Museum maps, Highlights Tours, and special exhibition are available in Spanish. To learn more visit the Museum’s exhibitions page.
Personal Care Assistant
The Museum will provide free admission for a paid Personal Care Assistant who is accompanying a guest with a disability.
Additional Museum Policies
For additional information about museum policies, visit Guest Services Information & Policies page.
Noise canceling headphones and light sensitivity glasses are available for guests to borrow. You may check these items out from the admission desk on level 1.
Navigating the Museum
The Museum provides closed captioning for most videos in the permanent exhibits. Also, participants of the Highlight Tour are provided with broadcasting devices and audio-induction loops upon request.
For guests who are blind or have low vision:
We offer tours and special programming for both individuals and groups that include touchable specimens from the natural world. To request a tour or special programming, please contact Echo Paixao by email or by phone at 801-587-5721.
For guests who require a sign language interpreter:
Interpreters can be made available for tours, public programs, or evening lectures. To request an interpreter, please contact Echo Paixao by email or by phone at 801-587-5721. Please be sure to specify the mode of communication required (e.g., for sign language: American Sign Language, Pidgin Sign Language, or Signed English).
For guests who require Museum staff assistance:
If you have any other special needs, please contact our guest services team by email or by phone at 801-587-5788.
Nondiscrimination and Accessibility Statement