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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 most interactive museums in the state. 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 in 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. The options are endless for curious minds of all ages at the Museum of Natural Curiosity.

3605 Garden Drive
Lehi UT 84043

801.768.2300

Monday – Saturday
10 am – 8 pm

Early Closure: December 15, 5 pm
December 24, 4 pm
December 31, 4 pm
January 23, 3 pm 

Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving & Christmas Days

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit

Included with regular venue admission | Open with regular venue hours

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In “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit” children enter the world of Daniel Tiger and friends to explore the Neighborhood. The exhibit, created by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in partnership with The Fred Rogers Company, brings to life the themes presented in the PBS series such as community, communication and emotions, which enables young children to understand their feelings and those of their neighbors.

Admission

EXPLORER PASS

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: $38

Children: $29

Children ages 2 and under: Free

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BECOME A MEMBER

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.

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MUSEUMS FOR ALL

Museums For All is a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits.

With presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer card, admission is available for up to six people at $3 per adult, dependent children free. Available in person only. Not available for online purchases.

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NONPROFIT COMMUNITY GROUPS

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

MAKE A RESERVATION

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

Canopy Tours

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.

Requirements

– 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

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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

Monday – Saturday | 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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