Natural History Museum of Utah

ESCALANTE’S POTATO VALLEY

Researchers from the Natural History Museum of Utah and Red Butte Garden at the University of Utah have discovered the earliest evidence of wild potato use in North America.


THE DISAPPEARING DARK

The U has awarded formal recognition to the Consortium for Dark Sky Studies, the first academic center in the world dedicated to discovering, developing, communicating and applying knowledge pertaining to the quality of the night skies.


POWER OF POISON

Explore how poison has shaped our world at Natural History Museum of Utah’s newest exhibit.


LIVE FAST, DIE YOUNG

A team of international paleontologists, including Adam Huttenlocker at the U, determine how some mammal relatives survived the Permo-Triassic Mass Extinction.


FRIENDS IN HIGH SPACES

Learn how NHMU’s director of marketing became personal friends with twin astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly.


FACULTY WIN GOVERNOR’S MEDALS

Four faculty members from the U are among 11 winners of the 2015 Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology.


REPTILIAN RELATIVES

Dinosaur relatives and first dinosaurs more closely connected than previously thought and precise rock dating calls ages of other fossil sites across the globe into question.


PIG-SNOUTED TURTLE DISCOVERED

A 76-million-year-old extinct species of a pig-snouted turtle unearthed in Utah is one of the most complete skeletons of a turtle from the age of dinosaurs.


CELEBRATE THE SEASON ON CAMPUS

The U offers a variety of holiday events, performances and markets for families.


Student Discounts

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH FREE DAY The museum is pleased to offer a free day on Monday, Oct. 12, thanks to the Zoo, Arts and Parks funding we receive from Salt Lake County. Getting tickets for museum free days: • Advance reservations for free day will be made available online at 10 a.m. MT […]