Gallery Admission

HawkWatch: Birds in the Lab!

Scientist in the Spotlight

Phun with Physics

Highlights Tour

There are more than 1.6 million objects cared for at the Natural History Museum of Utah, and each one has a unique and fascinating story to tell. Even the Rio Tinto Center, one of the most breathtaking buildings in Salt Lake City, has obscure architectural details to be shared.

Hear these stories on one of our popular Highlights Tours. Let our experienced tour guides provide you with a more immersive visit as they reveal the Museum's most captivating and entertaining stories—all in just 60 minutes. 

These tours are intended for adults, however families are always welcome. 

Summer Camp — It's ALIVE!

Partner Camp with Sarah Bly of Kidding Around Yoga 

This session will have students actively exploring mammals and reptiles (including dinosaurs!). From classifying and comparing to investigating life-cycles and survival needs—we’ve got it all in this session. Campers will explore Museum exhibits, create animal-related projects and artwork all while making new friends and acquiring life-skills in science. At the end of each day, we’ll welcome Sarah Bly, certified Kidding Around Yoga instructor, who will be adding music and movement to our experience.

Enter "1" or "2" in the box below that corresponds with your Membership level. Not yet a Member? Join now then return to this page to complete your registration.

Summer Camp — Adventures in Science

Partner Camp with Camp Kostopulos

Join us for a week of camp adventures! Morning activities at Camp K will include hiking, low and high ropes, swimming, field games, spending time with the horses, and water ecosystem exploration, along with camp fires and s’mores! Afternoons will be spent with Museum educators, investigating forensic science—from analyzing fingerprints, lip prints and footprints to extracting DNA, examining microbes and inspecting chromatography. Drop camper off at Camp Kostopulos by 8:30am and pick up at NHMU at 4:30pm. Transportation between sites is provided.

Enter "1" or "2" in the box below that corresponds with your Membership level. Not yet a Member? Join now then return to this page to complete your registration.

Summer Camp — Science Adventures

Partner Camp with Camp Kostopulos

Let’s explore! While at the Museum each morning, campers will investigate forensic science—from analyzing handwriting and finger-, lip- and footprints to extracting DNA, examining microbes, and identifying unknown chemicals.  Afternoons will be spent at Camp K participating in hiking, low and high ropes, swimming, field games, spending time with the horses, and water ecosystem exploration, along with camp fires and s’mores!. Drop camper off at NHMU by 8:30am and pick up at Camp Kostopulos at 4:30pm. Transportation between sites is provided.

Enter "1" or "2" in the box below that corresponds with your Membership level. Not yet a Member? Join now then return to this page to complete your registration.

Summer Camp — Dino Lab

The Natural History Museum of Utah is world famous for our dinosaur research! Come investigate dinosaurs and their Mesozoic world. Explore the differences between meat and plant eating dinosaurs, make dino tracks, learn about new dinosaur discoveries, and get a tour of the Paleontology Lab and Past Worlds Gallery. This camp is sure to excite the dinosaur lover in the family!

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Summer Camp — Build it Big

Join us for a week of building bliss! We’ll use a variety of materials and tools to investigate size and design while discovering which shapes make the strongest structures. Campers will create gumdrop towers, paper towers and bridges, straw rockets, tinker with toys, and explore with roller coasters and marble mazes as they investigate the engineering design process. 

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Summer Camp — Jr Naturalists

Partner Camp with Red Butte Garden

Explore the natural world with Red Butte Garden and the Natural History Museum! Spend the first part of the day at Red Butte looking at the Garden up close and personal. We’ll get on our hands and knees as we explore the Garden from a new perspective each day, whether from that of an ant or raccoon. While at NHMU each afternoon, we’ll investigate the natural processes that surround us from the changing of the seasons, the rock cycle and the water cycle while also learning about animals and their offspring. Drop camper off at Red Butte Garden by 9:00am and pick up at NHMU at 4:00pm. Campers will be walked from one location to the other during the lunch hour.

Enter "1" or "2" in the box below that corresponds with your Membership level. Not yet a Member? Join now then return to this page to complete your registration.

Summer Camp — Into the Woods

Partner Camp with Red Butte Garden

A love of nature grows out of a child’s frequent contact with the natural world. In the morning, campers will spend time at Red Butte, investigating the many inhabitants of the Garden while using their senses along the way. In the afternoon at NHMU, we’ll take time to slow down and actively investigate the natural processes that surround us, like the rock and water cycles. Drop camper off at Red Butte Garden by 9:00am and pick up at NHMU at 3:00pm. Campers will be escorted from one location to the other during the lunch hour.

Enter "1" or "2" in the box below that corresponds with your Membership level. Not yet a Member? Join now then return to this page to complete your registration.

Summer Camp — Nature Explorers

Partner Camp with Red Butte Garden

Join us for a week of nature explorations! Campers will spend mornings at Red Butte Garden exploring the natural area and formal gardens as they learn the basics of botany and plant science. In the afternoon, campers will travel to NHMU to investigate the animals and insects that call Utah home through excursions in the foothills around the Museum. We’ll also spend time learning to use the iNaturalist app, becoming Citizen Scientists! Drop camper off at Red Butte Garden by 9:00am and pick up at UMNH at 4:30pm. Campers will walk between sites.

Enter "1" or "2" in the box below that corresponds with your Membership level. Not yet a Member? Join now then return to this page to complete your registration.

Summer Camp — Explorers Camp

Partner Camp with Red Butte Garden

Join us for a week of nature explorations! Campers will spend mornings at NHMU, investigating the animals and insects that call Utah home through excursions in the foothills around the Museum. We’ll also spend time learning to use the iNaturalist app, becoming Citizen Scientists! In the afternoon campers will travel to Red Butte Garden and will explore the natural area and formal gardens as they learn the basics of botany and plant science. Drop off at NHMU by 8:30am and pick up at Red Butte Garden at 4:00pm. Campers will walk between sites.

Enter "1" or "2" in the box below that corresponds with your Membership level. Not yet a Member? Join now then return to this page to complete your registration.

Summer Camp — Art with Power Tools

Partner Camp with Clever Octopus

Art + power tools = loads of fun! Campers will learn to use power tools safely and build 3D sculptures using materials destined for the landfill. We will create junkbots, reverse paint plexiglass wall art, carve woodblocks for printmaking, and so much more. Come prepared to be outside each day under shade tents—We promise, we'll keep cool with plenty of water and squirt guns. Drop off and pick up take place at NHMU. This is an outdoor camp that will take place around the Museum site.

Enter "1" or "2" in the box below that corresponds with your Membership level. Not yet a Member? Join now then return to this page to complete your registration.

Summer Camp — Space Cadet

Put your scientific skills to the test as you launch into outer space…and beyond! We’ll investigate the solar system, make and launch rockets, create models of the planets, explore stars and constellations, and enjoy other spaced-out projects and activities.

Enter "1" or "2" in the box below that corresponds with your Membership level. Not yet a Member? Join now then return to this page to complete your registration.

Summer Camp — Girls Only LEGO STEM Challenge

Partner Camp with Play-Well TEKnologies

Explore engineering from the ground up! Mornings will be spent investigating LEGO building systems with Play-Well staff, applying real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as catapults and arch bridges. With the guidance of Museum staff, campers will explore simple and complex machines each afternoon. They’ll then put that new knowledge to work as they complete team challenges using VEX IQ robotic components. Camper drop off and pick up takes place at NHMU.

Enter "1" or "2" in the box below that corresponds with your Membership level. Not yet a Member? Join now then return to this page to complete your registration.

Summer Camp — Girls Only LEGO Engineering Challenge

Partner Camp with Play-Well TEKnologies

For girls who love to build! This camp encourages the natural talents and interests that girls have in physics and engineering. With the guidance of Museum staff, campers will explore simple and complex machines each morning. They’ll then put that new knowledge to work as they complete team challenges using VEX IQ robotic components. Afternoons will be spent exploring LEGO building systems with Play-Well staff, applying real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as catapults, arch bridges, and more.  Camper drop off and pick up takes place at NHMU.

Enter "1" or "2" in the box below that corresponds with your Membership level. Not yet a Member? Join now then return to this page to complete your registration.

Bluegrass & BBQ

Science Café

Volunteer Appreciation Event

Internal Museum Event

Paint Mixer

Set-Up/Clean-Up (Event Name) - (Department)

Indian Art Market

Volunteer Board Meeting

Continuing Education Lecture

Volunteer Management Training

Volunteer Breakfast Club

Fidelity Day

DinoFest 2020

Behind the Scenes

Family Legislative Evening

Chocolate and Cheese Festival

FY20_Family Yoga

Offered in partnership with Kidding Around Yoga with Sarah Bly


Join us for our new family yoga program with Kidding Around Yoga instructor Sarah Bly. KAY utilizes original music, games and sensory play with meditation, breathing techniques and deep relaxation—helping children focus their minds and stretch their bodies while having loads of fun. 

Yoga mats are provided. Programming is geared towards children age 3-10 and their adult/chaperone; children must be accompanied by an adult, who is free of charge. At least one adult is required with groups of up to 4 children. While adults are free, they must be accompanied by a child; no solo adults please. Wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement.

Youth & Family Programs Refund Policy

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FY20_GSU Late Night

FY20_Family Late Night

FY20_GSU Sleepover

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Museum Admission

Tickets are valid for six months from the date of purchase. See terms and conditions for more details. 

Summer Festival

Day of the Child 2020

FY20_Family Science Workshops

Summer Camp — Let's Build with LEGO

Join us for a week of LEGO building bliss! Campers will utilize a range of LEGO educational kits and hundreds of bricks as they construct bridges, explore wheels and axles, and build cars and launchers. As they participate in these engaging STEAM activities, they will be practicing their critical thinking while strengthening their communication and problem-solving skills.

Enter "1" or "2" in the box below that corresponds with your Membership level. Not yet a Member? Join now then return to this page to complete your registration.

Field Trip Summer Request

To start your request, enter the number of classes you will be bringing and click "CONTINUE".

  1. Example 1:
    • You have: four classes with about 25 students each (100 students total)
    • Enter: 4
  2. Example 2:
    • You have: four classes of 33 students each (132 students total)
    • Enter: 4

PLEASE NOTE: If your desired quantity is no longer available (e.g., you have 4 classes and there are only 3 class spots left), you may want to look at alternate dates because there is a high likelihood your request will not be able to be accommodated.

Indian Art Market Artist Fees

Internal Reservation (Event Name) - (Department)

Development Event

Administration - (Event Name)

Philanthropy - (Event Name)

Public Programs - (Event Name)

Educator Workshop

Summer Festival Vendor Registration

The Natural History Museum of Utah cordially invites you to be a vendor at the 2019 Summer Festival on July 20 & 21, 2019, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. While we strongly prefer that vendors participate both days of the festival, a limited number of one-day registrations for either Saturday or Sunday are available. 

Please complete the vendor registration form below and sign with your digital signature. Vendors must read the Festival Guidelines and Policies before submitting your agreement. The vendor fee is $60 for two days; $40 for one day and must be paid online with a credit card. 

Please note, your registration is not complete and you are not confirmed as a vendor until you complete each step of the registration process. Deadline is Monday, June 17. 

1) Complete and submit the registration form below

2) Submit online payment

3) Email your certificate of insurance for Commercial General Liability to Colleen McLaughlin

4) Email a copy of your Temporary Food Events permit which must be obtained through the Salt Lake County Health Department to Colleen McLaughlin.

See Festival Guidelines and Policies for more information.

 

Junior Science Academy Request

 Please note:

  • Submitting a request does not guarantee a reservation.
  • Class size must be smaller than 36 students.
  • Each class visiting from your school must be registered separately for Junior Science Academy - this request form is for ONE class.
  • We now have the resources to teach three one-hour classes in one day. If your school would like this option, please request BOTH the morning session and the afternoon session and in the "comment and questions" box state that you are bringing a third class.  Please include the third teachers name and email.

Questions or Concerns? Email us.

Junior Science Academy Class

Taste of Summer Workshops

Utah Master Naturalist

Enter 1 in the quantity field and click REGISTER. 

FY20 Field Trip Request

To start your request, enter the number of classes you will be bringing and click "CONTINUE".

  1. Example 1:
    • You have: four classes with about 25 students each (100 students total)
    • Enter: 4
  2. Example 2:
    • You have: four classes of 33 students each (132 students total)
    • Enter: 4

PLEASE NOTE: If your desired quantity is no longer available (e.g., you have 4 classes and there are only 3 class spots left), you may want to look at alternate dates because there is a high likelihood your request will not be able to be accommodated.

FY20 Field Trip Lunch Space Request

Please note:

The lunch space capacity is 88 people. Groups with more than 88 people, including students, chaperones, and teachersmust request multiple lunch space time slots separately. Please finish this form and then return to the Field Trip Availability Calendar to request each additional lunch space. 

FY20 RBG/NHMU Experience Request

This request for a joint field trip experience to Red Butte Garden and the Natural History Museum of Utah. Due to funding these field trips are limited to public and charter schools only. 

Please enter the number of classes attending and press continue.

Groups with more than 120 students are not permitted due to capacity. Thank you!

MoM Junior Science Academy Request

 Please note:

  • Submitting a request does not guarantee a reservation.
  • Class size must be smaller than 36 students.
  • Each class visiting from your school must be registered separately for Junior Science Academy - this request form is for ONE class.
  • We now have the resources to teach three one-hour classes in one day. If your school would like this option, please request BOTH the morning session and the afternoon session and in the "comment and questions" box state that you are bringing a third class.  Please include the third teachers name and email.

Questions or Concerns? Email us.

FY20 Teaching Toolbox

Excite and educate your students about the natural sciences with NHMU's Teaching Toolboxes. Each of these teaching resource kits—complete with touchable specimens, reproducible materials, and related literature—will engage your classroom and spark curiosity in the natural world. 

Designed by the staff of NHMU for K–12 students and community groups, our toolboxes explore a variety of subjects, from paleontology to parasites. Teaching Toolboxes are available to check out from the Museum for free and can be reserved for a two-week period. Before making a reservation at NHMU, check which toolboxes are already available at your district's office.

Museum on the Move | Requests Calendar FY20

Special Group Admission

Welcome to the Natural History Museum of Utah. We are happy to offer your party a special discounted rate on museum admission. We look forward to your visit!