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Museum of Natural Curiosity

Located at the stunning gardens of Thanksgiving Point Institute in Lehi, Utah, the Museum of Natural Curiosity is a must-see for people visiting Salt Lake City. The 45,000 sq. ft. establishment is comprised of four huge exhibit sections accompanied by a luxurious gathering area. There are more than 400 interactive experiences being offered at the museum. People can select a new adventure every time they come to visit.

There is the Water Works where kids can learn and explore science with water including wind, sun and earth. Then there’s the Discovery Garden that provides learning about nature together with the six simple machines at the Archimedes Playground. Kidopolis offers a magic shop where participants can learn and perform tricks while discovering hidden passageways through the town. For those looking for further education, you can check out the Innovation Gallery exhibit or take a class at the Dickson Academy.

Museum of Natural Curiosity’s Other Features

Canopy Tours – You can expect a high ropes course at the tours where you can also test your courage among other participants. This course hangs 40-feet above ground and will let you experience the Museum of Natural Curiosity from above. You can travel through many fun and challenging ropes courses here.

Nanotechnology – The research on nanotechnology would most likely open up new ways and opportunities to create anything from supercomputers to new medicines that can treat any disease. The technologies that can be learned with nano is limited only by your imagination.

At the Museum, you can experience the same technology that will let you zoom into very small structures and things to see just how amazing natural and manmade objects look at high magnification. Visitors can look at models of molecules and atoms that are increased to as much as a 100 million times its actual size. There’s also the full-body interactive where participants can use their hands to pull and grab parts of a virtual RNA molecule.

You can check out the “Zoom Into Nano” at the travelling exhibit area between Water Works and Kidopolis at the Museum of Natural Curiosity.

Trading Post – Learn about the natural world right in the backyard of the Museum. Explore the outdoors and see what you can find there. Peer under rocks, look in a stream and investigate a tree to see what you’ll find. With all of the things that you’ve found, you can then bring it in and trade it for points at the Trading Post. After a certain amount of points have been accumulated, you can then choose a special treasure that you can take home with you. Choices include magnifying glasses, rocks, shells, animal bones and even antlers!

For those who will be visiting the Museum of Natural Curiosity for the first time, the exact address is at 3605 Garden Drive, Lehi, Utah and is open from Monday to Saturday at 10 AM to 8 PM. You can also give them a call at 801.768.2300 if you have further inquiries.

There are many options to choose from and places to explore for curious minds at the Museum of Natural Curiosity.

About the Author

Dr. Geoffrey Grant

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Dr. Geoffrey Grant grew up in Salt Lake City. He attended Brigham Young University for his undergraduate studies and graduated cum laude with a degree in exercise science. He then earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska

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