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Outreach Programs

Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you!

Our Outreach Programs are great for schools, youth groups, retirement homes, birthday parties, or any other special occasion.


30 Minute Presentation: $100

1 Hour Presentation: $175

*Additional fees may apply for locations more than 30 miles from the museum.

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 Or Call 801-768-7361 

Outreach Animal Show

Live Animal Shows

Includes a variety of lizards, snakes, and amphibians. We discuss their habitats and adaptations they have developed to survive, and we will bring the animals up close for everyone to see.

Covers Science Core Strands: K.2, 1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 4.1, 5.3, 6.4, 7.5, and 9-12 Bio.1

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Peoples and Culture Outreach Programs

Exploring the Past, Creating the Future

Beaded Native American Boots Hutchings Museum and Institute

Native American

This presentation covers different technology that the Native Americans used before and during the Wild West era, what resources they had, and how they used them in their everyday lives. We go over some of the different dwellings, hunter and gatherer lifestyle, and the variety of cultures.

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Rock Art $2 per student: We go over the different types of Native American rock art, petroglyphs, and pictographs. The students are given a plaster plate that they can do their own “Rock Art” on and tell their own stories. This activity is for 2nd grade and up.

Medicine Bags $4 per student: This portion teaches about the medicine bag and what they were used for, as well as the importance of the items placed in them. Each student will be given a medicine bag to make, and we will supply different items that can be placed in the bag. This activity is recommended for 4th grade and up.

Ask about activities geared towards younger students.

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Western Expansion Outreach Programs

Wild West

The growth of the west, including mining, farming, and ranching. A brief history of the evolution of communication in the west from the Pony Express, its beginnings and how it influenced the west, to the telegraph system that allowed accelerated communication from the East to the West. We will also discuss how the transcontinental railroad changed the way the west was settled, making travel safer and faster.

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Pioneer Exhibit

Western Settlement

The arrival of the pioneers to the Utah area and discuss how life was for those that traveled across the plains and what they did to survive. See pioneer artifacts and what they were used for.

Covers 4th grade standards 1 and 2, 5th grade standards 1, 4, and 5, and strand 7.2

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Natural History Outreach Programs

Variscite Rock and Mineral Exhibit Hutchings Museum Institute

Rocks and Minerals

This presentation includes hands-on specimens and activities. We go over the different rock formations, Igneous, Metamorphic, and Sedimentary, as well as minerals and the uses of geology in everyday life.

Covers Science Core Strands: 2.1, 5.1, 7.2, 8.4, and 9-12 ESS 2

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La brea tar pit Dragonfly fossil


Includes hands-on fossils and discusses what fossils are, the diverse ways they are formed, and why they are especially important for learning about the past. Activities can include a puzzle of a dinosaur and a fossil matching game.

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30 Minute Presentation: $100

1 Hour Presentation: $175

*Additional fees may apply for locations more than 30 miles from the museum.

Bring your class on a field trip to the Hutchings Museum!

Field Trips