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Utah Wilderness 50

Exhibit Celebrates 50 Winning Photographs that Reflect Utah's Diverse Public Lands

Utah Wilderness 50 Special Exhibit Opens at the Natural History Museum of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY—The Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center is pleased to announce the opening of its new special exhibit, Utah Wilderness 50. This exhibition includes 50 compelling photographs of Utah’s public lands that were selected through a juried process from more than 1,400 entries in the Utah Wilderness 50 photo contest. The exhibit also forms part of a larger national commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Youth Teaching Youth Program at the Natural History Museum of Utah Demonstrates Kids can Learn Science from Other Kids

SALT LAKE CITY—The Natural History Museum of Utah is celebrating 20 years of its award-winning Youth Teaching Youth program (YTY), as two of its most recent graduating seniors have a unique opportunity to begin college with scholarships from the program’s scholarship fund, sponsored by Zoe and Lon Richardson.

Wells Fargo Stagecoach Makes Museum Appearance

Historic Stagecoach is First Artifact to enter the Museum for "The Horse" Exhibition

Historic Stagecoach Rolls Down the Halls of the Museum

June 18, 2014 - A historic Wells Fargo stagecoach, considered one of the finest horse-drawn vehicles of the 1800s, was moved into the Museum’s special exhibition gallery to spotlight a vital role of the horse in Utah and the West.

Each Museum that features The Horse Exhibition has an opportunity to spotlight its own unique addition to the exhibit. The Natural History Museum of Utah felt it fitting to bring in a Wells Fargo stagecoach.

The Horse Exhibition

Explore the Enduring Bond Between Humans and Horses

Time to Horse Around

July 21, 2014 – Horses have been racing across the landscape for 50 million years—much longer than the human species. But once horses and humans encountered each other, they became powerfully linked. The story of how humans have shaped the horse and how the horse, in turn, has shaped humans, is at the center of the exhibition “The Horse” opening today at the Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center on the University of Utah campus.

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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.