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Hopi Pottery

Modern ethnographic jar made by the late Joy Navasie (Frog Woman), a Hopi-Tewa potter. 

Catalog number is ET578

Donated by Dr. Allan Nelson, MD, Chicago, Illinois in 2013


The Natural History Museum of Utah Presents Third Annual Indian Art Market

The Natural History Museum of Utah is pleased to announce its third annual Indian Art Market on Saturday and Sunday, October 10-11, 2015. This year’s juried event features 21 contemporary artists representing 12 native tribes, who will be showcasing and selling their unique works of art, including paintings, baskets, carvings, jewelry, pottery and exciting mixed media pieces.

Why Big Dinosaurs Steered Clear of the Tropics

June ­15, 2015 ­– For more than 30 million years after dinosaurs first appeared, they remained inexplicably rare near the equator, where only a few small-bodied meat-eating dinosaurs eked out a living. The age-long absence of big plant-eaters at low latitudes is one of the great, unanswered questions about the rise of the dinosaurs.

Eye to Eye Exhibit Opens at the Natural History Museum of Utah

Eye to Eye: Re-visioning Eye Disease is an interactive exhibit that explores and celebrates the various ways people adapt and overcome the challenges associated with several common diseases of the eye. As part of the ‘Utah Futures’ gallery at the Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center, the exhibit also explores advances in technology and research by Jade Therapeutics that are enabling exciting new treatment options.

Natural History Museum of Utah Partners with Utah's Hogle Zoo

This summer, the Natural History Museum of Utah will be sharing two of Utah’s newest dinosaur discoveries with thousands of visitors at Hogle Zoo.

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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.  

Eric Rickart

Eric Rickart has devoted more than 30 years studying mammals, both regionally and globally. Much of his research has focused on mammals of island systems where processes that shape biodiversity are more apparent due to geographic isolation.