Museum of Natural Curiosity

Support the Museum of Natural Curiosity

The Museum of Natural Curiosity is Utah's newest family museum at Thanksgiving Point, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Lehi, Utah. It opend to the public on May 15, 2014.

The museum features more than 400 interactive experiences that teach science, arts, history, and culture through a unique interdisciplinary approach to family learning. Children will uncover their innate sense of curiosity and use their imaginations freely throughout five interactive exhibit areas: Rainforest, Waterworks, Kidopolis, Children’s Discovery Garden, and Traveling Exhibits.

Out-of-the-classroom learning is enhanced through exhibits that encourage hands-on learning with the environment and offer interactions to promote science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) for children. In addition to providing educational features, this family-friendly venue assists in increasing time together for families and help parents connect with their children in a positive environment.

Planning for the museum began in 2005 with a group of Thanksgiving Point staff members, Utah educators, and supporters who saw a need for a children’s museum in the community. They received superb guidance from several of the nation’s top children’s museums to implement the finest resources to result in valuable exhibits and meaningful activities.

Fundraising for the museum is nearly complete. An additional $500,000 is needed to finish the funding for current and future exhibits. To donate to this important cause, contact Varden Hadfield, our Director of Development by calling 801.768.2300 or email  You may also donate online by CLICKING HERE>

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