Vikings: Beyond the Legend opens today at 10 a.m.

We have opening day Viking activities planned between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., so bring out those beards, braids, and helmets (sans horns), and set sail for NHMU!

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Vikings: Beyond the Legend opens today at 10 am
Teryl Marble
We are thrilled to present Vikings: Beyond the Legend
We are thrilled to present Vikings: Beyond the Legend

'Vikings' exhibit in Salt Lake City separates fact from myth

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Ginz Dignam
Cindy Padron
NHMU's Volunteer Continuing Education Lecture Series presents "The Viking Age: Cultural Transitions," by Kristina Stelter, master of letters, Celtic and Viking archaeology.

A penchant for heavy metal music, fantasy novels, and Dungeons and Dragons sparked Stelter's interest in Norse mythologies at an early age. She went on to attend the University of Glasgow, where she studied Celtic and...
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NHMUs Volunteer Continuing Education Lecture Series presents The Viking Age Cult

The Viking Age: Cultural Transitions

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Jennifer Inman Morrison
April Carlsen Mahon
VaNetta Bird
Vikings is here! Today is member preview today. Come to the Museum and become a member to see it before everyone else! Public opening is tomorrow: Saturday, May 27.

It's very cool!!
Vikings is here Today is member preview today Come to the Museum
Hyrum Alatriste
Erin Turner
Debra Novak-Filsinger
This picture stone, found in Gotland, Sweden, depicts the mythological journey to Valhalla--the realm of death for warriors and aristocracy, where the god Odin would receive half the dead warriors chosen by Valkyries (female figures who selected those who would live and die in battle).

This object is one of more than 500 Viking Age artifacts that will be on display at NHMU as part of Vikings....
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This picture stone found in Gotland Sweden depicts the mythological journey to
Susan Vogel
Grant Aagard
Stephanie LeVeque
Got a 6th–8th grader who loves computer games? Then check out our Nature of Gaming Summer Camp, presented in partnership with Spy Hop​. It could turn your kid's gaming passion into an invaluable skill, as they learn about video game construction—from conception to production. This camp starts June 5.
Got a 6th8th grader who loves computer games Then check out our

The Nature of Gaming, Week 1 Sixth to Eighth Grade - Natural History Museum of Utah

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Dennis Hovet
Vikings are coming! We're just one week away from the early Museum Member opening of our new special exhibit. There will be more than 500 Viking artifacts on display and over a dozen interactive displays that will offer you a look at daily life in the Viking Age.

Vikings will open to the public on Saturday, May 27, but become a Museum Member and get exclusive early access to this amazing...
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Vikings are coming Were just one week away from the early Museum
Andy Brough
Keith Erickson
Teryl Marble
It's May 17 and we have #snow along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail! Good morning from NHMU.
It's May 17 and we have snow along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail Good morning from NHMU
Clark Lindquist
Join us in Providence, Utah for a free family field camp adventure!

Presented at our 2017 Traveling Treasures exhibition: Explore the Nature of Color, the evening will feature:

• A tour of the Traveling Treasures exhibit with a Museum expert
• Panning for rocks, minerals, and dollar coins
• A test of your knowledge on earthquakes with our interactive demo
• And more
Join us in Providence Utah for a free family field camp adventure

Logan: Nature of Color Family Field Trip

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NHMU's Volunteer Continuing Education Lecture Series presents “Introducing Homo naledi: A New Big Little Hominin from South Africa," by Dr. Christopher Walker.

Dr. Walker, an assistant professor of anatomy at North Carolina State University, has worked at the forefront of new hominin fossil discoveries that are changing the way we think about human evolution. Learn about his work, which has...
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NHMUs Volunteer Continuing Education Lecture Series presents Introducing Homo naledi A New

Paleoanthropologist Dr. Christopher Walker

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Join us at NHMU on Saturday, June 3 for all things bugs. We will have hands-on activities for kids, specimens on display from the collection, resident experts available to answer questions, and lectures from leading researchers on the tiny creatures that run the world.

Speakers will include Dr. Jack Longino, a professor of biology at the University of Utah, who has more than 30 years of...
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Join us at NHMU on Saturday June 3 for all things bugs

Bug Fest

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Join us at Miller Park on Saturday, May 13, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and help city staff identify the wild plants and animals living in the open spaces of Salt Lake City.

Using the iNaturalist App, citizen scientists like you can play a vital role in helping record the urban biodiversity that surrounds us.

This event is free and open to the public and makes for a fun afternoon outdoors...
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Join us at Miller Park on Saturday May 13 between 1 pm

SLC Neighborhood Naturalists — Miller Park

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Lythronax lives! Only found in Utah (so far) this tyrannosaurid will be again roaming the state on NHMU vans.

Watch out!!
Lythronax lives Only found in Utah so far this tyrannosaurid will be
Deb Ma
Kaylan Malm Hazlett
Michael Webster
#FossilFriday! Our paleontology staff, Carrie Levitt-Bussian and Tylor Birthisel, took fossils to The University of Utah Hospital this week to be CT scanned.

Scanning fossils helps us see holes in their heads (like nasal cavities and brain cavities) that we can't detect from the surface.

Pictured here is a phytosaur, an animal from the Triassic that resembled a crocodile. However, its nose...
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FossilFriday Our paleontology staff Carrie LevittBussian and Tylor Birthisel too
Marques Shaw
Our next Craft Night is May 10, and this time we'll be exploring essential oils. Presented by Craft Lake City, these workshops always make for a fun Wednesday night at NHMU. Space is limited, so register today!

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Our next Craft Night is May 10 and this time well be
Whitney Nicole Hills
It's Volunteer Appreciation Week at NHMU and we can't thank our volunteers enough for the thousands of hours they donate each year.

This is Earl, a paleontology lab and field volunteer who has been helping the Museum since 2007. Last year alone, Earl donated 550 hours of service.

Thank you Earl!

For more information on volunteering at NHMU, visit [ Nhmu.utah.edu Link ].
Its Volunteer Appreciation Week at NHMU and we cant thank our volunteers
Casey Holliday
A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the City Nature Challenge! Yes, there is nature all around us--including in urban environments. Click through to learn more about observations from along the Wasatch Front to this national citizen science project.
A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the City Nature

City Nature Challenge 2017: The Wasatch Front

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