Museum of Natural Curiosity™


Museum of Natural Curiosity in the Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation Building

3605 Garden Drive
Lehi, UT 84043

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm
Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving & Christmas Days


With more than 400 interactive experiences, you can choose a new adventure each time you visit the Museum of Natural Curiosity®. In Rainforest, explore the ancient ruins and chambers, crawl inside the 45-foot-tall monkey head, and pretend to fly the Piper Cub. At Water Works, explore science with water, wind, sun, and earth, or go to the Discovery Garden to learn about nature and the six simple machines in the Archimedes Playground. You can even explore the town of Kidopolis, where you’ll discover secret passageways and perform tricks at the magic shop. For more educational opportunities, visit the exhibit in the Innovation Gallery or take a class in one of the Dickson Academy classrooms. The options are endless for all curious minds at the Museum of Natural Curiosity.


Summer screams for ice cream! Now until August 31st, each full-priced admission purchased into the Museum of Natural Curiosity is rewarded with one free soft-serve ice cream! For more details, see below.

Museum of Natural Curiosity Features

Canopy Tours

Test your courage on the high ropes course at the Museum of Natural Curiosity.  Suspended over 40-feet in the air, the high ropes course lets you experience the Museum from above while traveling through several fun ropes course challenge areas.




It's a Nano World

Amazing things happen at the nanoscale inside “It’s a Nano World” at the Museum of Natural Curiosity. Zoom into your own skin and hair! Measure your height in nanometers. Separate cells in the giant Cell Sorters! Play giant DNA, dust and germ pinball or jump into the Giant Blood Drop and find the white blood cells! Come visit to see all the different activities!

“It’s a Nano World” will be in the traveling exhibit space inside the Museum of Natural Curiosity (in between Kidopolis and Water Works) from May 29 through Labor Day.


It's a Nano World is generously sponsored by Adobe.

Trading Post

Curious minds can explore the natural world right in our own backyard. Go outside in nature and see what is out there. Look under rocks, peer in a stream, and gaze into a tree to see what you can find. Then you can bring in what you find and trade it in for points at the Museum of Natural Curiosity Trading Post. When you’ve saved up enough points, you can pick out a special treasure to take home. You have your choice of everything from magnifying glasses to rocks and minerals, from shells to animal bones and antlers!

 Monday - Saturday
10 am - 8 pm

- If the Trading Post is not open when you visit, please contact any employee and we will get it open for you!

- Regular venue admission is required to access the Trading Post




Now through August 31st


Now until August 31st, each full-priced admission purchased into the Museum of Ancient Life or the Museum of Natural Curiosity is rewarded with one free soft-serve ice cream!
If only all summer fun was this tasty.

*Offer valid until August 31st, 2017. Not included with any discounted admission, including Two Buck Tuesdays, Explorer Passes, children 2 and under, member guests or member admission. Valid only on full priced admission for adults, children, or seniors.

Every Tuesday in August


August is coming and that means $2 Buck Tuesdays are back! Each year we open all our venues, the Museum of Natural Curiosity, Museum of Ancient Life, Farm Country, and the Ashton Gardens for $2 per person on Tuesdays all August long. 

Sponsored by AAA

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FIrst Saturday of each month at 10:30 am


Come explore at our Birdosity program. Discover the life of birds, brush up on your identification skills and learn about a variety of bird related topics.

Included with venue admission

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Second Saturday of each month at 11 am


Come get up close and personal with some of the most interesting animals you will meet as we explore some of the curious critters that make our world wonderful.

Included with venue admission

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First & Third Fridays of each month at 5:30 pm


Get your game on with a variety of classic and new board games during our Family Game Night. Family Game Night is a family-focused evening for kids and parents of all ages.

Included with venue admission


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Each Thursday at 11 am


Join us for our hands-on storytelling adventures, Tales for Tots, held each week at 11 am. Each week a new story is read followed by a fun activity that goes along with that story.

Included with venue admission

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Each Tuesday at 11 am


Led by our education staff, Melody Makers is the perfect opportunity for little kids to dance and move in a fun and friendly environment.

Included with venue admission

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Third Saturday of each month from 2-4 pm


Come have fun while innovating! Design Challenge is a new Museum program that gets everyone engaging in the engineering design process. Make a team with your family or friends, or you may be able to construct certain challenges at the Museum.  (The Museum of Natural Curiosity does not provide materials for all challenges). You can build and prototype a design solutions at home, and bring the finished product to be tested, or you can construct at the Museum (supplies will be limited). Just be ready to design, build, test, and prototype a solution to a given problem. Acquire points for your designs over the year, and qualify to win a family membership.

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Group Pricing

 -Groups of 20+ receive a 20% discount off regular Admission.

-Advance Reservation Required - Please call 801.768.2300 (Full admission rates apply without reservation).

-To receive the discount rate groups must enter and pay as a group in one transaction.

-Reservation does not denote private experience - this is a public area.

-No amplified music or microphones allowed.

-Valid only during regular hours of operation.

-Blackout dates apply (Luminaria, Tulip Festival, Utah Symphony at the Waterfall, Labor Day Luau, and other special events as scheduled).

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