Nestled into the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the Natural history museum of utah bridges the urban and natural worlds. Your Museum experience begins as you approach the buildings copper-clad exterior. Its award-winning design is a metaphor for Utahs layered geology. Once inside, youll ascend to the Museums grand lobbythe Canyonwith soaring, faceted wall reminiscent of southern Utahs famous slick-rock canyons. A three-story glass case filled with 600 objects introduces the depth and breadth of the Museums collections.
From the Canyon, set off on a journey to explore a billion years of Utahs changing natural history. Visit ten galleries of interactive exhibits to marvel at fossils from Utahs world-famous dinosaur quarries, discover the unique ecosystem of Utahs super-salty Great salt lake, and immerse yourself in some of the oldest objects made by Utahs first inhabitants. Drop by our special exhibitions gallery to see traveling exhibitions from premiere museums across the globe. Pause to enjoy panoramic views of the Salt Lake Valley from the Museums outdoor terrace or lunch at the Museum Caf. Log on to the Museums NHMU Trailhead app to find expanded content on your favorite objects and ideas for places to visit around the region.