Museum of Natural Curiosity is now open at Thanksgiving Point

Published 05/16 2014 04:00PM

Updated 05/16 2014 04:12PM

LEHI, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Thanksgiving Point officially opened the Museum of Natural Curiosity to the public Thursday.

As Utah’s newest family museum, the Museum of Natural Curiosity features more than 400 hands-on experiences that promote physical activity and teach science, art, history and culture.

At the Museum of Natural Curiosity, guests can uncover their innate sense of curiosity and use their imaginations freely throughout five interactive exhibit areas: Rainforest, Kidopolis, Water Works, Discovery Garden and Innovation Gallery.

The project began in 2007 with a group of Thanksgiving Point staff, local educators and community advocates. Through several years of planning, fundraising and building, the museum was completed in May 2014 with a new 45,000-square-foot building and five acres of gardens. The project total cost was $28.5 million and was fundraised through donors.

The Museum of Natural Curiosity is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for kids and seniors, and free for Thanksgiving Point Members. For more information, visit

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