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Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center

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301 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City,UT 84108
(801) 581-4303
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Tue: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Thu - Sun: 10:00am - 5:00pm

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As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides an introduction to the science in Utah's remarkable landscape. With engaging exhibits the Museum features Utah's remarkable paleontology discoveries, fascinating gems and minerals, preserved artifacts from Utah's prehistoric peoples, and stories told by the the Utah's native people of today. 


Enjoy breath-taking views of the Salt Lake Valley from our observatory deck and experience natural history as only Utah can reveal it.


Visit our website to see the current special exhibition. We typically have two special exhibits each year. 


 

Connect Pass Offer: Includes one admission.
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General Information
  • Liquor Service Available
  • Price (minimum): $10.00
  • Price (maximum): $15.00
  • Bus Parking / RV Parking
  • Gift Shop
  • Days of Operation: 7 Days a Week
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Full
  • Public Transportation: within 2 blocks
  • Seasonal: Year-Round
  • Internet Access: Complimentary
  • Parking: Free
Dining & Nightlife
  • Coffee Shop on Premises
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
Payment Methods Accepted
  • Cash
  • Check
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Master Card
  • Visa
Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 3
  • Theatre Capacity: 300
  • Banquet Capacity: 328
  • Classroom Capacity: 150
  • Reception Capacity: 400
  • Floorplan: View/Download File
  • Large Floorplan: View/Download File
  • Description: The Museum is a stunning venue for memorable events! The architecturally-renowned lobby referred to as "The Canyon" can hold up to 272 for a seated dinner or up to 400 for receptions. Or, host a full museum experience for up to 1,000 guests!
  • Venue Contact: Katelin Goings
  • Phone: (801) 587-5791
  • Email: kgoings@nhmu.utah.edu
  • Buyout Capacity: 1,000
  • Parking Stalls: 150

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
The Canyon X           390         272     400  
The Swaner Forum X           130     36     72     150  
Full Museum X           390         272     1000  
Sky Gallery X                   80     120  

After School Adventure Club

Nature's Ultimate Machines

  • February 10, 2018 to September 03, 2018 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Presented By: Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Venue: Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Admission: Adult- $14.95 Senior 65 and over - $12.95 Young Adult 13 - 24 - $12.95 Child 3 - 12 - $9.95 Child 2 and under - FREE Museum Members - FREE University of Utah Students ** Faculty & Staff with Valid ID - FREE

Family Late Night | Full Steam Ahead

Clone of Scientist in the Spotlight: Geospatial Science

  • March 16, 2018
  • Presented By: Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Venue: Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Admission: $14.95/Adults; $12.95/Seniors 65 and Over; $12.95/Young Adults 13-24; $9.95/Children 3-12; Free/Children 2 and Under, Museum Members and University of Utah Students, Faculty and Staff with Valid ID

Scientist in the Spotlight: How We Store Body Fat

  • March 16, 2018
  • Presented By: Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Venue: Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Admission: $14.95/Adults; $12.95/Seniors 65 and Over; $12.95/Young Adults 13-24; $9.95/Children 3-12; Free/Children 2 and Under, Museum Members and University of Utah Students, Faculty and Staff with Valid ID
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