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Natural History Museum of Utah

301 Wakara Way
+1 801-581-6927
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Natural History Museum of Utah Salt Lake City Utah United States

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Thur - Tue 10am - 5pm
Wed 10am - 9pm

Natural History Museum of Utah

This museum on the campus of the University of Utah is home to more than 1.5 million artifacts that delve into the state's rich history. From the American Indians who inhabited this land for centuries before any European explorer to the unique and fascinating geological features found in the area, the Natural History Museum of Utah helps contextualize it all. The museum was founded in 1969 and in 2011 was relocated to the Rio Tinto Center, a stunning new five-story building sheathed in locally mined copper. Permanent collections and visiting exhibits grace the halls, and there is a number of interactive activities. The museum is also home to various active research projects that fulfill its mission statement to “illuminate the natural world and the place of humans within it.”