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Exterior of NHMU

Plan a Visit to NHMU!

Reservations are recommended for admission.  

The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m every day. On Wednesdays, we are open until 9 p.m. Guests are encouraged to start planning their visit at least one day in advance, as ticket availability is limited.  If a discount requires validation your reservation may show a balance until validation is presented upon entry.

For questions regarding accommodations please see our accessibility page.

To enjoy free admission and other year-round benefits, consider becoming a Museum Member!

Museum Pricing
Senior 65+$17.95
Young Adult 13-24$17.95
Child 3-12$14.95
Child 2 and underFree
Museum MembersFree
U of U Students, Faculty & StaffFree

Paid Admission

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Museum Members

To request Member tickets, please use our Member Ticket Request Form.

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Discounts & Passes

See our list of other admission options,
including U of U faculty, staff & students.

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Additionally, we offer homeschool reservations and discounts for groups of 12 or more.

Continue Exploring Online

You can continue exploring NHMU online! Meet paleontologists from around the world at Polar DinoFest online and see the latest videos on our Youtube channel. Take a Virtual Field Trip of our exhibitions led by one of the Museum's scientists or expert educators. Admire the Rio Tinto Center's breathtaking galleries in 360 Tours powered by Google's Poly. Download and play Save Your Stream!, the award-winning digital interactive featured in our special exhibition, Nature All Around Us.

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Very clean. We have increased the frequency of cleaning throughout the Museum. All high-touch hard surfaces are frequently disinfected using EPA-recommended, COVID-19-effective cleaning solutions. These surfaces include door handles, rails, push bars, all bathroom surfaces, customer-service counters, benches, touch screens, elevator buttons, tables, chairs, and trash receptacles.

Note that the Museum’s open plan, high ceilings, and commercial-grade ventilation helps maintain clean air inside the building. We have also implemented new ways of interacting with exhibits; you will be provided with a stylus to activate touch screens, push buttons, and rotate dials and ID wheels throughout the Museum.

Yes! We are open Wednesday nights until 9 p.m. At this time, our $5 after 5 p.m. offer is not available and tickets will be full price.

Please arrive within 30 minutes after your selected arrival time. If you arrive before your reserved time and we are near capacity in the galleries, we ask that you wait in your vehicle or outside the building until your designated arrival time. If capacity has not yet been reached and you would prefer to enter sooner, our staff will try to accommodate you. 

If you miss your reserved time, our staff will try to fit you in at the next available time that day. Please note, the Museum closes at 5 p.m. each day and 9 p.m. on Wednesday. We recommend arriving no later than 4 p.m. or 8 p.m.

If you are a Museum Member and are having trouble making an online reservation, click here.

If you are having trouble purchasing a ticket, or have other questions, we can help! Click here.

If you have a discount or complementary admission pass, please click here.

Due to our unexpected closure in March of 2020, we have extended all Museum Memberships active during that time by 6 months. If you have not yet received an email or letter from us outlining your member benefits, visit our Member Help page.

The Museum Store is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and open late until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. The Museum's Canyon Café is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and closed Tuesdays (hours subject to change). You are permitted to bring your own food and drink into the Museum, but please note that table space will be limited. As always, food and drinks are not permitted in the galleries. Please remember to discard your items in appropriate receptacles.

Wheelchairs are still available for guest checkout. They are sanitized before and after every use. Strollers are currently not available and at this time the coat room is closed.

Contact Us

Questions or concerns, compliments or feedback regarding the Museum during this time? Send us an email.