Natural History Museum of Utah

PALEONTOLOGIST EXPLORES SCIENCE AND FICTION

Courses explore the good, the bad and the ugly of science portrayed in movies.


NEW SPINY DINO DISCOVERY

Fossils of a new dinosaur—Akainacephalus johnsoni—have been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.


A RECIPE FOR EXTREME ORGANISMS

Natural History Museum of Utah exhibit staff came up with a perfect plan to help halophiles thrive in an exhibit with super-salty water.


‘Nature’s Ultimate Machines’

From slug slime to whale flippers to electrical shocks, organisms have “engineered” impressive tactics to make a living on planet Earth. The museum’s special exhibit explains how some species glide through the air, endure extreme temperatures or crush 8,000 pounds in a single bite.


Paleontology procures the prize

The 2018 Linda K. Amos award was presented to Carolyn (Carrie) Levitt-Bussian collections manager of paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Utah.


Birth of the Antiquities Act

NHMU anthropological and paleontological collections include objects from areas in Utah protected by the American Antiquities Act, which authorized the U.S. president to designate land owned or controlled by the government as national monuments.


VOICES OF THE LANDSCAPE

Many families from the state’s eight Sovereign Nations gathered to honor the culture, heritage and history of indigenous people.


DINO-MITE DISCOVERY

Newly discovered, nearly complete Tyrannosaur skeleton found in Grand Staircase Escalante.


A LABOR OF LOVE

Happy National Fossil Day! Natural History Museum of Utah volunteers Ann and Randy Johnson contribute to the discovery and research of the natural world and its past.


U REMEMBERS FRANCIS ‘FRANK’ BROWN

The distinguished professor of geology and geophysics, and Dean Emeritus of the College of Mines and Earth Sciences, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017,  at age 73.