Promotional Partners, Special Offers, and Discounts

All require validation at the time of museum entry.

NHMU is proud to offer a wide range of discounts and promotional partnerships, each with the goal of making NHMU accessible to as broad an audience as possible. Please note that our staff are required to ask for validation of all discounted admission offers at time of entry. Thank you!

Association of Science - Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport Program

The Natural History Museum of Utah is a member of the Association of Science - Technology Centers (ASTC).  Free admission to NHMU through the ASTC passport program is offered to anyone who (1) lives more than 90 miles away (as the crow flies) from NHMU, AND (2) has a current membership in an ASTC-passport museum located more than 90 miles from NHMU (as the crow flies).  Proof of both residence and membership is required.  Free admission is limited to one for “individual” memberships, two for “duo” memberships, and two adults plus all minors living at the same address for “family” or higher membership categories.

Blue Star Museums

The Museum is pleased to offer free admission to all active military ID holders and up to 5 family members all summer long as part of the Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America. This program runs from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day. Armed Forces Day is May 18 in 2024. 

Visit the Blue Star Museums website for more information about this program.

Active duty members, military retirees, and veterans are eligible for a 10% discount on any purchase from the Museum Store between May 18 and September 2

International Council of Museums (ICOM) Membership Card

The Natural History Museum of Utah is a member of the US National body of the International Council of Museums (ICOM-US), and offers free admission to ICOM Membership Card holders. Free admission is limited to one for "individual" memberships, or two for "institutional" memberships. ICOM Membership Card must show current year membership. 

Museums for All

The Museum is pleased to be a participating museum in the Museums for All program. Upon proof of your EBT or WIC card, we can provide up to 6 tickets for $2 each. Valid for out of state card holders, as well.

Rio Tinto Copper Card

Rio Tinto Copper Card holders can request up to six complimentary admissions throughout the year, and receive a 10% discount on any additional admissions. Learn more

ShareTix Foundation

The Natural History Museum of Utah is pleased to be partnering with Sharetix, a Utah nonprofit organization that provides tickets to museums, sporting events, theaters and concerts for at-risk community groups for free. Established in 2011, Sharetix partners with local arts and entertainment organizations to help distribute free tickets to under-served individuals and families. To learn more about how Sharetix is helping under-served individuals experience the arts, culture, sports and other community events, visit

To request free tickets to the Natural History Museum of Utah for your organization, please contact Sharetix directly at

School Field Trip "Bounce Back"

Children who visit the Museum with their school for a field trip receive a wrist band that can be used to receive one free child or youth admission to visit the Museum at a future time. Visit the "Bounce Back" page for more information.

Tribal Member Discount

We welcome and encourage members of Tribal Nations to visit NHMU.  Guests from recognized tribes in the United States of America, including any children in their household, are eligible for free admission to NHMU. Please present a tribal enrollment card or tribal ID at the time of visit.

Tribal members may also request a visit to view or research the Anthropology collections that are not presently on exhibit.  To schedule a visit to this area, please email requests to the anthropology collections manager at least two weeks in advance. 

University of Utah Alumni Association Member Discount

The Museum is pleased to offer University of Utah Alumni Association members $2 off Adult, Senior, and Youth admission, and $1 off Child admission. This discount extends to the Alumni Association member and up to three guests per visit. Members must present a valid Alumni Association membership card and photo ID at the museum admission desk to take advantage of this offer.

University of Utah Students, Faculty and Staff—FREE

Anyone who presents an active U Card at the Museum receives free admission. The Natural History Museum of Utah is part of the University of Utah. Serving the University community, and especially students, is one of our strategic goals. ARUP employees do not receive free admission to the Museum. 

Veterans Day Weekend

On Veterans Day, we are honored to provide free admission to those who have served in the military and one additional guest. Learn more

Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass

The Natural History Museum of Utah is proud to be a featured attraction on the Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass.  With the Connect Pass, you'll receive tremendous savings of 45 - 80% off regular admission prices at up to 16 of Salt Lake's best attractions.  For information and a complete listing, see the Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass website.

ZAP Summer Passport

ZAP Summer Passport holders receive $2 off admission to the Museum with presentation of their ZAP Passport. Discount valid June 1, 2024–August 30, 2024.


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