With over 400 interactive experiences that teach about science, arts, history and culture, the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point is a place the kids can have fun and learn, all at the same time!
Usually, I am the “a picture speaks a thousand words” kind of girl. That’s why I tend to keep the words at a minimum and the pictures at a maximum on this section.
But somehow, today, I feel like the only way to convey to you just how amazing this museum is is to have you see it in person. I still am managing to give you a bazillion photos, but really – this is one of the coolest museums I have been to.
The Museum of Natural Curiosity is located at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, UT. It is actually opening to the public today, May 15th, but I’ve been lucky enough to get to go twice already for two different previews.
The first time we went, I didn’t really know what to expect. But the minute we walked in, the kids and I were all amazed and excited. That day, we spent 2 hours at the museum and felt like we could have stayed another 2. And only 2 1/2 of the 5 exhibits were open that day.
The museum is broken up into 5 exhibits or areas:
1 – Rainforest: where you can see if you can squeeze as tight as a Python, climb like a monkey, and explore ancient ruins and chambers.
2 – Water Works: Stand in a tornado or feel the forces of a hurricane, see an earthquake in action, or get wet leaning how water flows.
3 – Kidopolis: Make a stop motion movie, put on a puppet show, or do an art project to take home.
4 – Discovery Garden: Take it outside where you can learn about nature and the six simple machines in the Archimedes playground.
5 – Traveling Exhibits: The exhibits teach about the world through science, art, and human perception.
And really – this is just scratching the surface. There are over 400 interactive experiences that teach about science, arts, history and culture.
Some of our favorites were climbing on all the rope bridges (Abbi), driving the trains with the cameras that go around Kidopolis (Easton) and playing in the toddler area (Camden). I can guarantee you that we will be spending countless hours here!!
Really, though, don’t take my word for it. Because the only way to understand how cool this museum is would be to experience it!
Museum of Natural Curiosity
3605 Garden Drive
Lehi, UT 84043