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Tuesday Tots @ The Leonardo

By Bryton@TheLeo

Ok, imagine for a minute being a toddler visiting the Leo. Fascinating danglies that hang high above your head, a wall of colored lights where the bottom is just about level with your head, same with the lowest lovely things in the gift shop. Hmm, so going through the Art Lab you find big wooden tab... Read More

Look Up! Raptors with HawkWatch

By Natural History Museum of Utah

One of my family's favorite things to do when we "get out and discover" is to watch birds! We've had some especially great bird-watching weather this fall, but I'm always a bit stymied to help my kids sharpen their bird identification skills   It's nice to be able to move from "look, there's a b... Read More

It’s Official! Welcome, Utahceratops

By Natural History Museum of Utah

Following up from our "What's in a Name?" post, today paleontologists at the Utah Museum of Natural History announced the naming of a new species of horned dinosaur -- Utahcer... Read More

What’s in a Name?

By Natural History Museum of Utah

Naming things. We all do it. You know the process you go through to select the name of your child -- starting out with lists that you may have kept since you were a child, refining it based upon people you've met along the way, choosing from names that are fashionable, popular or unique at the t... Read More

Utah Stars

By Natural History Museum of Utah

One of the great things about working at a natural history museum is that you meet a lot of "science stars", people living in Utah doing interesting work of all types!  One of those cool people is Christopher Cokinos. I was first made aware of Chris's nature writing by one of the Museum's progra... Read More

Make Noise with Dr. Noize!

By Natural History Museum of Utah

This Saturday, the Museum is pleased to host Doctor Noize for an outdoor family concert! So who is Dr. Noize and why will this be a great way to spend time with your family?? Early last year, some of us parents who work at the Utah Museum of Natural History were introduced to Cory Cullinan, other... Read More

Get Out & Discover with Christy Bills

By Natural History Museum of Utah

The Museum's entomologist Christy Bills will be leading the UMNH's Kids in Nature Camp this summer. My own children have been fortunate to "get out and discover"  with Christ... Read More

Connecting Teens to Science

By Natural History Museum of Utah

Camp instructor, Sarah Lange, provides a sneak peek into the UMNH Science Workshops for Teens. During the school year, Sarah teaches high school science and she is a popular camp instructor for CSI-like DNA and Girls Only science camps. ------- UMNH Science Workshops for Teens are designed to... Read More

Summer Camp: Is my child ready??

By Natural History Museum of Utah

It's that time of year again...summer camp! For those of us who work full-time, we are suddenly realizing that in just four weeks, the kids will be out of school! Do we have our plan in place? For others, it's a matter of are we scheduled for the quintessential summer experiences of sleep-awa... Read More

SPAM: The Real Food Revolution

By Natural History Museum of Utah

We've been watching Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution at our house. It has been fun to compare our knowledge of vegetables with the horror stories they show on TV. And it has prompted great conversation around the dinner table. So this weekend, my mother-in-law came in from California, and, along w... Read More