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Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center
301 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Alt Phone: (801) 581-6927
Fax: (801) 585-3684


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.

The Power of Poison, October 15, 2016 to April 16, 2017

Our current special exhibition shows the world of poison and its surprising role in our natural and cultural history. Experience immersive environments, see live poisonous animals, investigate some of history's most intriguing cases of poisoning, and learn how poison can protect and heal us. 

The exhibit comes to Salt Lake City from New York's American Museum of Natural History.

Poison is free with regular admission. 


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