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Nature is thriving right under our noses in Utah’s cities and towns. Come meet the wild plants and animals that share our communities in Nature All Around Us, a special exhibition celebrating the Natural History Museum of Utah’s 50th anniversary.
Filled with immersive environments, hands-on interactives, and live animals, Nature All Around Us will engage all your senses in discovering the hidden worlds in familiar places from your backyard to Main Street. Explore the ways our daily lives are intertwined with nature—how trees cool our neighborhoods, how streams carry storm water away from our homes, and how spending time in nearby nature keeps us healthy. Meet the citizen scientists recording the nature in our communities and find out how you can get involved.
- Find your ideal tree match with the “Timber” app
- Discover common edible weeds and place your order with a digital chef
- Meet the surprising diversity of creatures that share the places we live, work, and play
See the winning images from the Nature All Around Us Photo Contest!
Enter the #NeighborhoodNature social media contest!
Alternative Visions Fund
George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
I. J. and Jeanné Wagner Charitable Foundation
My Good Fund
Rio Tinto Kennecott
Dick and Timmy Burton Foundation
Janet Quinney Lawson Foundation
JoAnne L. Shrontz Family Foundation
The Silvester Family
Bank of America
The DiFiore Family Foundation
Dolores Doré Eccles Charitable Trust Endowment
Bob and Cyndi Douglass
Sue J. Ellis
Emma Eccles Jones Foundation
Four Daughters Foundation
George Q. Morris Foundation
The Gerrish H. Milliken Foundation
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation
M Lazy M Foundation
Matthew B. Ellis Foundation
Marriner S. Eccles Foundation
In Memory of Barbara Moreton
S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation
Sorenson Legacy Foundation
Susan and Jack Speer
Paula Swaner Sargetakis and Joe Sargetakis
Val A. Browning Foundation
Wheeler Machinery Co.
Plus, gifts from more than 600 additional friends and supporters
Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks
This exhibition is produced by the Natural History Museum of Utah