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Natural History Museum of Utah
Natural History Museum
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301 Wakara Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108
301 Wakara WayUSUtahSalt Lake City84108
(801) 581-6927nhmu.utah.edu
Natural History Museum, Children's Museum
Natural History Museum
Children's Museum
Science Museum
History Museum
Today 10AM–5PM
Monday 10AM–5PMTuesday 10AM–5PMWednesday 10AM–9PMThursday 10AM–5PMFriday 10AM–5PMSaturday 10AM–5PMSunday 10AM–5PM
We exist to illuminate the natural world and the place of humans within it. Let NHMU be your trailhead to adventures through Utah's famous terrain.
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Modern venue with 10 galleries exploring earth science & Utah’s native cultures in a scenic locale.- Google
"Beautiful building with stunning views."
"Our kids loved the dinosaur skeletons and gemstone exhibits."
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Tyler Owens
in the last week
Fancy modern building and interesting exhibits. However, I felt there were relatively few exhibits. Took me an hour and a half to get through all floors reading the displays half the time and perusing the other half. Moderately kid friendly. Overpriced admissions.
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Melonie Carson
in the last week
Where can you take a family of five for $47 and see a gecko live exhibit, learn about all the different species of geckos, see a dinosaur exhibit and many many more wonderful educational things??? Only at the NHMU, I highly recommend for all ages and interests.
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Zhou Yu
a month ago
Great place to visit in town. Bonneville Shoreline trail is nearby, so is Red Butt Garden. Plenty of paleontological exhibits that are native to Utah. Very nice and modem facility. All in all great place especially for families with curious kids.
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Cal Sam
2 months ago
Honestly the most beautiful building ive ever seen. Amazingly clean and well displayed. It has some unique ways of explaining or displaying exhibits so you get the most of the experience. Also a lit of interactive exhibits.
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Jon Tietz
in the last week
Run of the mill museum. There were some interesting exhibits (loved the ant farm!) but overall it was pretty average. For the price it was a nice time. I'd skip a repeat visit.
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Mark Catanzaro
a week ago
Fantastic for young and old. It seemed like most things in the museum were there to touch and interact with. We took over 5 hours to skim through the museum and it kept our children interested and engaged the whole time. It would take longer to really see everything.
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Scott Nebeker
5 months ago
The building itself is gorgeous and the displays are breathtaking in scope and detail. If you want to see the entirety of the Salt Lake Valley, this is the place to do it from. From here, you get to see it all, including the Great Salt Lake itself. You can't say you visited Salt Lake City unless you've come here. If you have kids that watch the PBS show "Dinosaur Train" and see 'Dr. Scott, the Paleontologist,' he works out of the University of Utah. Of course, this building is very new and he was part if that show a while ago. But he was at least part of why this building exists.
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Connor Bryner
a month ago
Chocolate festival was awesome and the place is neatly organised. Best of all u of u students get in free. I wish the parking was better though.

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Join University of Utah meteorologist John Horel to learn about fire weather. 

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Meteorologist Sarah Bang studies severe storms in Utah.  Join Sarah to see how storm clouds form, how lightning works, and where hail comes from.  

See an electrical capacitor in action as it electrifies and discharges, and witness the birth of a cloud inside the Museum.
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