Natural History Museum of Utah

An orange and brown replica of a Triceratops from a museum exhibit.

NHMU launches Triceratops Traits for middle schoolers

The Research Quest program is designed to improve students’ critical thinking skills using real-world science investigations with researchers.


A fossil skull of a dinosaur head, the allosaurus.

A love letter to science

Science is an idea that’s accessible to anyone, a process by which we observe, test and learn something new.


Representation in science

Black students and scientists have faced unfair and unjust barriers in science.


A painting of a Savanna with giraffes, elephants, gazelles, zebras, and two homo Erectus humans holding a spear.

Did meat make us human?

A new study questions the importance of meat-eating in shaping human evolution.


Ferocious fungus

U engineers discover what makes a tree-killing fungus so hard to put down.


Megaherbivore extinctions and wildfires

Loss of ancient grazers triggered a dramatic increase in fire activity across the world’s grasslands.


6 gift ideas from NHMU’s Museum Store

Unique ideas for everyone on your list.


A desert landscape with striped layers of sediment colors, from auburn to shades of brown.

Tracking fossils to follow Utah’s past climate

A paleontologist and her team documented over 600 new fossil finds from the Age of Mammals, a record in the multi-decade Uinta Basin Project.


A bunch of mushroom layed out on a blue picnic table.

Food claiming to have ‘wild mushrooms’ rarely does

Research reveals that food products labeled with wild mushrooms mostly contained cultivated fungi and a few poisonous mushrooms.


Maddie’s Haddie: When you know, you know

A first-time paleontology volunteer used her keen intuition and some good old-fashioned beginner’s luck to find an impressive fossil skeleton.