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Natural History Museum of Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah located at the University of Utah offers visitors a journey through the evolving world of natural and cultural sciences.  The Museum's new home opened in November 2011, and offers over 1,000,000 objects and specimens in collections which include mineral, biology, paleontology and geology exhibits.  The museum also features a working paleontology lab A  variety of classes, workshops, tours, outreach programs, events and other activities are available for everyone. 

"Our Backyard" is an exhibit for children with live insects, an underground crawl area and a pond/stream play area. Other fun activities include science movie nights, summer camp, workshops presented by the Girl Scouts of Utah, and special hands on activity days. Trailhead to Utah allows you to use your smart phone to be your guide through the museum. You can choose a theme or explore any exhibits that interest you.
Museum Information

Hours:  Daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Wednesdays til 9:00 pm

Admission:  Children 3-12 - $6 (2 and under are free), Adults - $9, Senior Citizens & Youth 13-24 - $7.  Members, U of U students/staff - Free.

Directions:  The Natural History Museum of Utah is located on Wakara Way, next to Red Butte Garden, on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah.

For more information call (801) 581-6927
visit the museum's official website  

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