Museum of Natural Curiosity™

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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

801.768.2300

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. *Please note the Spider Climber will be closed until late summer.

Museo de la Curiosidad Natural en el edificio de la fundación de la Familia Barbara Barrington Jones

3605 Garden Drive Lehi UT 84043

lunes – sábado 10 am – 8 pm
Cerrado los domingos, Dia de acción de Gracias, y Navidad

Con mas que 400 experiencias interactivas se puede escoger una nueva aventura cada vez que visite el Museum of Natural Curiosity (Museo de la Curiosidad Natural). En el Rainforest (Bosque de Lluvia), explorar las antiguas ruinas y cámaras, gatear dentro de una cabeza de mono de 45 pies de altura (13.7 metros), y pretender volar el Piper Club (Club de Piper). Explore la ciencia del agua, el viento, el sol y la tierra en Water Works (Obras de Agua) o vaya a Discovery Garden (Jardines de Descubrimiento) para aprender acerca de la naturaleza y las 6 máquinas simples en Archimedes Playground (Parque infantil de Arquimides). También puede explorar el pueblo de Kidopolis, donde descubrirá paseos secretos, realizará trucos en la tienda de magia, y manejará la locomotora en la estación de tren. Por más oportunidades educacionales, visite la exhibición de la Exploratorium en la Innovation Gallery (Galería de Innovación) o toma una clase en una de las salas en Dickson Academy (Academia Dickson). Hay un sinfín de opciones para todas las mentes curiosas en el Museum of Natural Curiosity (Museo de Curiosidad Natural).

 

Mochilas sensoriales e historia social

¿Necesitas un poco de ayuda adicional? Estamos orgullosos de ofrecer mochilas sensoriales en el Museo de la Vida Antigua y el Museo de la Curiosidad Natural. Estas mochilas están diseñadas para visitantes  con Trastornos del Espectro Autista para hacer su visita más agradable. Las mochilas incluyen: auriculares con reductores de ruido para niños o adultos, juguetes antiestrés, minutero, lentes de sol, una copia de la Historia Social del Museo de la Curiosidad Natural y pulseras "si se pierde, por favor llame".

Los kits se pueden solicitar por orden de llegada en la Recepción.  Se les pedirá a los visitantes una tarjeta de identificación, o llaves, para retirar los kits. 

También puedes descargar nuestra Historia Social AQUÍ para ayudar a nuestros visitantes, que se encuentran en el espectro autista, a comprender mejor qué es lo que se espera al visitar el Museo de la Curiosidad Natural.

 

Características del Museo de Curiosidad Natural

Recorrer de Pabellón                                        

Examine su valor en el rumbo de cuerdas altas en el Museo de Curiosidad Natural. Suspendido sobre 40 pies en el aire (12.19 metros), el rumbo de cuerdas altas le permite ver el Museo por encima mientras caminando por áreas más desafiantes y divertidos.

 

Factoría

Mentes curiosas pueden explorar el mundo natural alrededor de su propia casa. Descubre la naturaleza donde vive, busca debajo de las rocas, vea una corriente o mire en un árbol para ver lo que hay abajo. Si encuentra algo, llévelo consigo para recibir puntos al darlo a un empleado de la Factoría en el Museo de Curiosidad Natural. Cuando haya ahorrado los puntos suficientes, se puede escoger un tesoro especial para llevar consigo a su casa. La Factoría contiene muchas opciones como las lentes magnificadoras, rocas, minerales, conchas, huesos de animales y cornamentas.

Need a little extra sensory support? We are proud to offer sensory backpacks for checkout at the Museum of Ancient Life and the Museum of Natural Curiosity. These backpacks are designed for guests with Autism Spectrum Disorders to make their visit more enjoyable. Backpacks include: noise reduction headphones for children or adults, fidget toys, timer, sunglasses, a copy of the Museum of Natural Curiosity social story, and “if lost please call” wristbands.

Kits are free to check out on a first-come, first-serve basis at the admission desk. Guests are required to leave a valid drivers license or keys during use of the kit. 

You can also download our Social Story HERE to help our guests on the autism spectrum better understand what to expect when visiting the Museum of Natural Curiosity. 

If you’re a member of an Association of Science-Technology Center (ASTC) institution located more than 90 miles from Thanksgiving Point—and you reside more than 90 miles from Thanksgiving Point —you are eligible for free general admission at the Museum of Natural Curiosity for up to two adults and two children under 18 living in the same household. You must present your science center’s membership card, which includes ASTC logo, along with photo ID to receive this benefit.

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.

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Attack of the Bloodsuckers

Excited for the new Butterfly Biosphere? Prep your insect knowledge as you explore the science of what's biting you in our skin-crawling new exhibit, "Attack of the Bloodsuckers!"

Our kid-friendly exhibit examines the what, why, when, and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches  and other parasites. Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystems...and how to keep them out of YOUR system!

“Attack of the Bloodsuckers!” will be in the traveling exhibit space inside the Museum of Natural Curiosity (in between Kidopolis and Water Works) opening September 22d, 2018.

Opens September 22nd, 2018
OPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY 10 AM - 8 PM 
INCLUDED WITH VENUE ADMISSION, FREE FOR THANKSGIVING POINT MEMBERS

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!

Closed Tuesdays in August 

 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

 

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Second Saturday of each month at 11 am

CURIOUS CRITTERS

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.

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

FAMILY GAME NIGHT

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

TALES FOR TOTS

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

MELODY MAKERS

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

DESIGN CHALLENGE

Come have fun while innovating! Design Challenge is a museum program that gets everyone engaging in the engineering design process. Make a team with your family and join us! It is free to participate. Each month you’ll have the opportunity to come learn about an engineering concept and put your knowledge to the test by designing and completing a challenge. All supplies will be provided but if you wish to take your project home there will be a small fee to cover the cost of supplies. Come ready to design, build, test and prototype a solution to any given problem.

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Explorer Pass

See it all with an Explorer Pass! A Thanksgiving Point Explorer Pass grants admission into all four venues (Museum of Natural Curiosity, Farm County, Museum of Ancient Life, Ashton Gardens) for one day. 

Adults: $34.95
Children (ages 3-12): $24.95

 

Regular Season Admission

Adult Admission: $20
Child Admission (ages 3-12): $15
Seniors (65+): $15
Children ages 2 and under are Free

Remember that Thanksgiving Point members receive unlimited free admission!

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Group Pricing

-Groups of 20+ receive 20% off regular admission prices.

-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 may apply. 

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