Exploring The Natural History Museum Of Salt Lake City, Utah

Natural History Museum of Salt Lake City Utah

The museums are a gateway to a different world. One such beautiful museum is the Natural History Museum of Salt Lake City Utah. It is the museum of natural history which means that it displays all the specimens and artifacts that depict the evolution of the humans and the animals. The natural history is the history of the development of all flora and fauna in the world. The Museum of History Salt Lake City is one of the major contributors in spreading the knowledge about the natural history of Utah and the places around it. Utah is situated near the mountains, and the museum is built at the perfect location for the visitors.

Here are some other things that you need to know about the Natural History Museum, Utah.


The National History Museum Of Salt Lake City, Utah was established in 1969 and has been growing ever since then.

The Museum has been associated with the University of Utah for over 40 years.

The first specimens in the museum were brought from the Deseret Museum and the Charles Nettleton Shrivel Museum.

The ‘Cooperative Dinosaur Project’ was run by the museum which leads to the discovery of tons of fossils of the dinosaur bones. In addition to the discovery of two new dinosaur species.

The museum was relocated to the Utah’s Research Park, Salt Lake in 2011.

The Architecture

  •    The museum is located on the campus of the University of Utah.
  •    The museum is set against the foothills of the Mount Wasatach and is situated in the Rio Rinto Center.
  •    The Rio Tinto Center is 162,000 square foot in size.
  •    The building was designed by the Ennead Architects from New York City.

The Exhibits

At present, the Natural History Museum of Utah has over 1.3 million specimens. Some of these are put in the permanent exhibits, and some of them are used in temporary exhibits. These specimens are also used for research and education purposes.

Most of the collection emphasizes the specimens depicting the history of Utah and can be accessed by all the researchers.

The various exhibits types that are present in the museum come under these categories; Anthropology, Vertebrate Zoology, Paleontology, Entomology, Mineralogy, Botany, and Malacology.

Natural History Museum of Utah has over 1.3 million specimens
ethnographic collection
There is an ethnographic collection of 2,000 artifacts

There is an ethnographic collection of 2,000 artifacts and an archeological collection of about a million objects.

The names of the most famous exhibits in the museum are; the great salt lake, gems and minerals, sky, past worlds, our backyard, life, and much more.

Some special temporary exhibitions keep on rotating from time to time in the museum.

More Things To Know


The main motive of the museum is to educate people from all walks of lives about their history. Hence, they organize various educational programs for the school students, college students, teachers and much more.


The museum is located in the most beautiful location and is selected by many people as the venue for their special events. The NHMU organizes private events in the evening such as marriages, corporate event or a kid’s birthday party. They also provide their catering to meet all your needs. More information can be seen on their website.


The museum also organizes summer camps and tours for kids and their families on special requests.

The NHMU is one of the most beautifully constructed museums with the modern architecture and a collection of some of the best fossils and specimens from all over the world. So, if you are in Utah, visiting this museum is a must.

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