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Museum of Natural Curiosity

In the Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation Building

More than 400 hands-on exhibits make the Museum of Natural Curiosity one of the best children’s museums in Utah. Explore Rainforest and Kidopolis, where hidden treasures and secret passageways challenge the adventurous and engage the young at heart. Science and nature come alive in the Discovery Garden and Water Works, where interacting with wind, water, and earth will expand your understanding of the natural world. Check out the rotating Innovation Gallery for a brand-new experience with each visit. With endless options for curious minds of all ages, the Museum of Natural Curiosity is one of Utah’s coolest and most unique museums.

3605 Garden Drive
Lehi UT 84043


Monday – Saturday
9 am – 8 pm

Early Closure: November 6, 5 pm

Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving & Christmas Days

Rube Goldberg™: The World of Hilarious Invention! Exhibit

Open Now!

Get ready for a crazy good time! Rube Goldberg™: The World of Hilarious Invention! Exhibit features a collection of 3D, life-sized machines and hands-on, interactive components designed in cartoons by the Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and inventor Rube Goldberg. Complete simple tasks in the most overcomplicated, inefficient, and hilarious ways possible as this exhibit helps you reimagine the engineering process. Become an illustrator, engineer, inventor, and storyteller, only at the Museum of Natural Curiosity. The exhibit is open from September 16, 2023, to January 7, 2024, in the Museum of Natural Curiosity’s Innovation Gallery.

Rube Goldberg™, The World of Hilarious Invention Exhibit! is created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in partnership with the Heirs of Rube Goldberg. 



See it all with an Explorer Pass! A Thanksgiving Point Explorer Pass grants admission into all five venues (Museum of Natural Curiosity, Farm Country, Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life, Ashton Gardens, and Butterfly Biosphere) for one day.

Adults: $41

Children: $32

Children ages 2 and under: Free

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Regular Season Admission

Thanksgiving Point members: Free

In Person Online
Adult $27 $24
Youth (ages 13-24) $22 $19
Child (ages 3-12) $20 $17
Senior (65+) $24 $21


Children ages 2 and under: Free

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Enjoy free admission to five award-winning venues, including two world-class museums, a butterfly conservatory, a 50-acre garden, and a working farm.

Receive advance purchase opportunities and discounts on popular day camps, youth and adult classes, and special events.

Take advantage of exclusive discounts on dining and shopping, plus receive perks like bringing guests for half-off regular admission.


Every Kid Counts: Admission

With the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer Card (SNAP or WIC) and photo ID, up to six (6) people within the immediate household receive discounted admission. Dependent children are free, and adults in the household are $3 per person.

The Every Kid Counts: Admission program is in association with Museums For All, the signature access program for the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Association of Children’s Museums. Available in person only. Not available for online purchases.



We welcome nonprofit community groups to Thanksgiving Point! To learn more about pricing and the reservation process for nonprofit groups, follow the link below.



– 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 apply (Luminaria, Tulip Festival, Utah Symphony at the Waterfall, Labor Day Luau, and other special events as scheduled).

Girls in Steam Showcase

December 15, 4-8 pm
Museum of Natural Curiosity

Come celebrate all the hard work of our students at the Girls in STEAM Showcase! We will be putting the spotlight on some of the hands-on activities we’ve done in Girls in STEAM as well as some of the students who have created their own games in the Coding Clubs!

Included with regular venue admission.


Canopy Tours

Monday-Friday, 3-8 pm
Saturday, 9 am – 8 pm
Last Tour: 7:30 pm

Experience the Museum of Natural Curiosity from above with a Canopy Tour, a high-ropes course suspended over 40 feet in the air. This exciting experience is fun for the whole family and a great challenge for all ages! Guests can purchase tours in-person at the Museum of Natural Curiosity Front Desk.


Thanksgiving Point members: $8
With paid museum admission: $10
Without paid museum admission: $12

Sign Required Waiver


  • Participant must be over 6 years old

  • Participant is wearing secure shoes with back (No flip flops, Crocs, or slides)

  • Participant is in good physical health

  • Participant is a MINIMUM of 42″ tall

  • Participant is MORE than 48″ tall, or they have a paying adult to accompany them (One adult per child)

  • Participant is not wearing a skirt

  • Participant is less than 300 pounds

  • Participant is NOT pregnant, or had a recent surgery

  • A waiver must be signed by a legal guardian before participating

Special Programs

This fall enjoy special daily programs* at the Museum of Natural Curiosity!

*Programming subject to change or cancellation.


Tot Time
10:30 am – 11 am

Reptile Report
11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Reptile Report
2 pm – 2:30 pm

Good Night Museum
7 pm – 7:30 pm


Tot Time
10:30 am – 11 am

Melody Makers
11 am – 11:20 am

Animal Comics
11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Give Thanks Letter Writing
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Messy Makers
3 pm – 3:20 pm


Itsy Bitsy Science
3 pm – 3:20 pm

Good Night Museum
7 pm – 7:30 pm


Messy Makers
3 pm – 3:20 pm

What Makes a Reptile?
4 pm – 4:45 pm

Explore Nature Activities
5 pm – 5:45 pm

Chemistry Art
6 pm – 7 pm


Tot Time
10:30 am – 11 am

Reptile Report
11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Reptile Report
2 pm – 2:30 pmGood Night Museum
7 pm – 7:30 pm


Tales for Tots
11 am – 11:45 am

Melody Makers

Tuesdays | 11-11:20 AM

Bring your tots and enjoy a fun morning of exploring music and movement at the Museum of Natural Curiosity.  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 regular venue admission.

Itsy Bitsy Science

Wednesdays | 3 pm

Come explore with us at Itsy Bitsy Science! Together we will investigate the workings of the natural world with young guests and their families. This program is all about encouraging littles to engage in beginning science practices through facilitated play. We will focus on skills such as making observations, asking questions, making guesses, sorting, and measuring.

Included with regular venue admission.

Tales for Tots

Saturdays | 11-11:20 AM

Join us for our weekly storytelling adventure, Tales for Tots, held each Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 11 am. Staff will engage guests with interactive storytelling as well as movement and/or music activities that connect to the story theme of the day.

Included with regular venue admission.

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Trading Post

Mondays – Saturdays | 10 am – 8 pm
Regular venue admission required to access the Trading Post

Exploration begins in your backyard with the Museum of Natural Curiosity’s Trading Post! Check out the amazing treasures hidden all around you by looking under rocks, peering in streams, and gazing into trees. When you find something unique, bring it into the Museum of Natural Curiosity and trade it for points at the Trading Post. Save up enough points to take home a special prize discovered by other explorers like yourself!

If the Trading Post is not open when you visit, please contact any employee and we will get it open for you!

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What are you afraid of? A common interview inquiry and a terrible first date question. Everyone is afraid of something. It has been an unnegotiable condition of life on Earth from the time humans hit the scene, hunting wild beasts and fighting for survival, to today, with fewer physical threats but arguably more psychological ones. Fear can be a tide-pool or a deep-sea trench, and courage is our only defense against it.

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