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Natural History Museum of Utah

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy


301 S Wakara WaySalt Lake City, UT 84108 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Natural History Museum of Utah illuminates the natural world and the place of humans within it.


The state museum of natural history, we are a research institution that provides an introduction to the remarkable science and history of the great state of Utah! With engaging exhibits and over 5,000 artifacts on display and over 1.5 million objects housed in our collections, 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. Hear stories of Utah's native peoples, past and present. Enjoy breath-taking views from our observatory deck. Hike the Bonneville Shoreline trail. Experience natural history as only Utah can reveal it.


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