Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City

In the University of Utah’s Rio Tinto Center, the Natural History Museum features exhibits about Utah’s geology, ecology, and paleontology.
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Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City

Dinosaur skeletons at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City.

(801) 581-4303 nhmu.utah.edu

Dinosaur skeletons at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Dinosaur skeletons at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City. Photo by David Krause

As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides an introduction to the science in Utah's remarkable landscape! With engaging exhibits and over 5,000 artifacts on display, the Museum features Utah's paleontology discoveries, fascinating gems and minerals found world-wide, preserved artifacts from Utah's prehistoric peoples, and stories told by the five Native nations that lie within the state's boundaries.

Journey to the top of a three-story indoor Canyon. Wander through Utah's dinosaurs and animal life. Interact with earthquakes, erosion, and our Digital Globe to discover how the earth's surface and the Great Salt Lake have changed over time. Enjoy breath-taking views from our observatory deck. Hike the Bonneville Shoreline trail. Experience natural history as only Utah can reveal it.

Enjoy beverages, lunch or a snack at the Museum Cafe. Shop the Museum Store for unique jewelry and gift items influenced by nature's design. Visitors with young kids will enjoy Our Backyard, an intimate, discovery-based environment that invites our pre-school visitors to experience natural history first hand!

For more information:
(801) 581-4303
301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84120
nhmu.utah.edu

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