Natural History Museum of Utah opens its closets to public

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: November 25, 2013 11:37AM
Updated: November 25, 2013 07:24AM
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Kathryn Mc Mahon, 4, and Colin Mc Mahon, 8, of Salt Lake City, look at a case of tarantulas during the annual Behind the Scenes event at the Natural History Museum of Utah Saturday November 23, 2013.

The Natural History Museum of Utah gave weekend visitors a behind-the-scenes look into its operations.

Only a fraction of the museum’s million objects are on display. One weekend each year, the museum invites visitors to tour what usually only employees get to see — its paleontology, anthropology, and biology collections plus its research labs.

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