Natural History Museum of Utah

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Hours & Admissions

   Open Every Day 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Last Admission is 4:30 p.m.

Open Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Last Admission is 8:30 p.m.

The Museum will be closing at 5:00p.m. on April 30. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Admission Prices*

Tickets are available for purchase at the Museum. 

Senior 65 and over$9.00
Youth 13 - 24$9.00
Child 3 - 12$8.00
Child 2 and underFree
Museum MembersFree

University of Utah Students, Faculty and Staff with Valid ID


A Note about School Groups
The Museum is fortunate to host 45,000 school children every year. As a result, you may experience enthusiastic young learners during your visit. Many visitors enjoy the energy of school groups in the galleries.  However, if you wish to visit the Museum during a quieter time, the following days and times tend to be less busy:

  • Wednesday evenings – we are open until 9 p.m.
  • Monday – Friday after 3 p.m.
  • Sundays 

Promotional Partners and Special Offers

Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass

The Natural History Museum of Utah is proud to be a featured attraction on the Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass.  With the Connect Pass, you'll receive tremendous savings of 45 - 80% off regular admission prices at up to 13 of Salt Lake's best attractions.  For information and a complete listing, see the Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass website.

Foothill Cultural District

The Museum is a proud member of the Foothill Cultural District, featuring Salt Lake's To-Do List of top destinations, from art to zebras!  Visit the Foothill Cultural District Website for information and discount coupons and find FCD on Facebook.

Association of Science - Technology Centers Passport Program

The Natural History Museum of Utah is a member of the Association of Science - Technology Centers.  Free admission to the NHMU through the ASTC passport program is offered to anyone who (1) lives more than 90 miles away (as the crow flies) from NHMU, AND (2) has a current membership in an ASTC-passport museum located more than 90 miles from NHMU (as the crow flies).  Proof of both residence and membership is required.  Free admission is limited to one for “individual” memberships, two for “duo” memberships, and two adults plus all minors living at the same address for “family” or higher membership categories.

Blue Star Museums

The Museum is pleased to offer free admission to all active military ID holders and up to 5 family members from Memorial Day through Labor Day as part of the Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America.

Visit the Blue Star Museums website for more information about this program.

University of Utah Alumni Association Member Discount

The Museum is pleased to offer University of Utah Alumni Association members $2 off Adult, Senior, and Youth admission, and $1 off Child admission. This discount extends to the Alumni Association member and up to three guests per visit. Members must present a valid Alumni Association membership card and photo ID at the museum admission desk to take advantage of this offer.

School Field Trip "Bounce Back"

Kids who visit the Museum with their school for a field trip receive a wrist band that can be used to receive one free child or youth admission for that student to visit the Museum at a future time. 

Visit the "Bounce Back" page for more information

Free Days at the Museum

The Museum will offer four Free Days during 2014 in appreciation for the important Zoo, Arts, and Parks funding we receive from Salt Lake County. 

Free Days 2014

  • Monday, January 13, 2014
  • Monday April 14, 2014
  • Monday, July 14, 2014
  • Monday, October 13, 2014

Advance reservations are strongly encouraged for Free Days are available online only on the Tuesday prior to each scheduled Free Day at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time. 

A limited amount of drop-in tickets are available for each Free Day.  If you don't have advance reservations, you are able to still come to the Museum.  If tickets are available, then you will be granted admission, though you may be asked to wait for a later start time.  Please be aware that, while we make every effort to serve everyone, we cannot guarantee admission on Free Days if you don't have an advance reservation.

More About Museum Free Days Tickets and Parking

More about the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Program

Visitor Services Information & Policies