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Chocolate: The Exhibition

A unique tree in a lush tropical environment. A seed so precious it was used as money. A spicy drink and a sweet snack. A heavenly craving and a sublime pleasure. Chocolate is all this…and much more!

The Natural History Museum of Utah at Rio Tinto Center invites the public to explore the relationship between human culture and this rainforest treasure in Chocolate: The Exhibition now open through June 1, 2014.

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Nature Unleashed Press Preview

In partnership with the Nano Insititute and USTAR, NanoDays at the Natural History Museum of Utah will include five nano scientists who will be on hand to help visitors explore research of the miniscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces. The event features table-top science with hands-on demonstrations and activities for children and adults alike.

Science Movie Night - Twister

Turtle: The Incredible Journey tells the story of a little loggerhead turtle, as she follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Following the film, staff from The Living Planet Aquarium will join us to share the story of their rescued green sea turtle and answer all turtle questions.  

Glenna Nielsen-Grimm

In 2008, Glenna Nielsen-Grimm joined the staff as the anthropology collections manager and is responsible for the care of over 900,000 objects that date as early as 10,300 BP and represent North America, South America, Mesoamerica, Pacific Islands, Middle East, Great Basin and Northern Colorado Plateau.

Paulmichael Maxfield

As the gallery programs coordinator, Paulmichael Maxfield is responsible for developing new and memorable educational experiences to complement exhibits and special events for Museum visitors.

Tim Lee

Areas of Expertise:

  • Collaborative Exhibit Design Process
  • Aesthetics of Exhibit Design - Integrating Science and Art
  • Informal Learning Environments
  • The Role Museums Play in Today's Culture


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