Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point

Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point With more than 400 interactive experiences, you can choose a new adventure each time you visit the Museum of Natural Curiosity®.

Thanksgiving Point Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit farm, garden, and museum complex that draws upon the natural world to cultivate transformative family learning. Using the natural world as a springboard for exploration, Thanksgiving Point combines place and process to shape today’s problem solvers into tomorrow’s makers and innovators. Thanksgiving Point is located at the center of Utah’s population growth equidistant between Provo and Salt Lake City metro areas. Alan Ashton purchased the land for Thanksgiving Point on Valentine’s Day in 1995 as a gift. The creator of the groundbreaking software WordPerfect, Alan wanted to realize his beloved wife Karen’s dream of building a community gathering place. The Museum of Natural Curiosity is the culmination of a ten-year campaign to build a world-class family science center. The 45,000 square foot LEED-certified building includes one outdoor gallery. Guests cross a creaky suspension bridge to choose between one of four indoor galleries or the five-acre Discovery Garden. A challenging high ropes course soars 65 feet overhead. Guests create stop motion animation films, build simple water machines, and trade items from nature in the Trading Post. Awarded the 2014 Cultural Project of the Year by Associated General Contractors of Utah, the museum has also been featured in Association of Science-Technology Centers Dimensions magazine and in American Alliance of Museums Museum magazine.

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Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point
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Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point

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Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point's cover photo

Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point
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Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point

08/22/2015

Reminder: the Museum of Natural Curiosity is closed today, Saturday August 21, for a private event. All other venues (Farm Country, Museum of Ancient Life, Thanksgiving Point Gardens) ,close at 5 pm.

Sorry for the inconvenience, please visit another time soon.

Address

3605 N Garden Dr
Lehi, UT
84043

General information

Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point is an interactive family science museum designed to engage age 0 to 100.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday 10:00 - 20:00

Telephone

(801) 768-2300

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