Webb Telescope's First Images Celebration

July 16 | 12:00 pm | Hutchings Museum Institute

 

NASA's Artemis I Launch Watch Party

August 2022 @ Hutchings Museum Institute

 

NASA Summer Series 2022

A platform for innovative discussion to inspire, catalyze scientific progress, share ideas, and communicate new and exciting concepts

 

Utah Lake Audubon Society

Chapter Meetings Every Fourth Tuesday at 7 pm

 
 

Live Animal Shows

Wednesday at 7:15 pm and Saturday at 1:00 pm

 

Flint Knapping

First Saturdays | 11 am - 2:30 pm
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PAST EVENTS

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City Nature Challenge 2022 | Utah Lake BioBlitz

Dates:  April 29 – May 2

Location: All around Utah Lake

We invited the community to participate in this year’s City Nature Challenge and to contribute to scientific data by documenting and identifying plants & wildlife around Utah Lake using the iNaturalist app.  Every observation makes an impact!

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Earth Day 2022 | Utah Lake Habitat Restoration

Date:  April 30

Time:  10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location:  Utah Lake Field Station 

Celebrating a belated Earth Day at our Utah Lake Field Station, the community volunteered to help plant native pollinating wildflowers that are suitable for Utah’s dry climate and learned about what native flowers you can plant in your yard to help pollinators and reduce water use in the garden.

Noah Strycker with Binoculars

Noah Strycker presents Birding Without Borders: An Epic World Big Year

Date: April 25, 2022

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Provo City Library at Academy Square

In 2015, Noah Strycker became the first person to observe more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single, year-long, birding trip to seven continents. Carrying only a pack on his back, Strycker enlisted the support of local birders to tick more than 6,000 species. Strycker shared his inspiring story and humorous anecdotes, prompting a new appreciation for birds and birders of the world.

Reid Moon with Emilie Schindler's copy of Schindler's List

Emilie and Oskar Schindler Private Collection and Presentation

Date:  April 9, 2022

Time: 7 pm

Location:  Hutchings Museum Institute

Presenter Reid Moon shared new insights, lesser-known histories, and other stories from the Holocaust gleaned from his rare collection of photographs, letters, and personal items of Emilie and Oskar Schindler. A selection of artifacts from the collection were on display including Emilie Schindler’s passport, her copy of Schindler’s List, and Oskar’s pocket watch.

Tara Roberts - National Geographic Explorer

Live National Geographic Explorer Tara Roberts | Into The Depths

Date:  March 10, 2022

Time:  12 pm

Location:  Hutchings Museum Institute

We met Explorer Tara Roberts, a storyteller on a mission to find, document, and share the stories of the wrecked ships that transported captive Africans across the Atlantic Ocean for the slave trade. As a featured onscreen classroom, we engaged with Tara Roberts one-on-one before, during, and after the livestream classroom.

Utah Black History Museum Bus

Utah Black History Museum’s First Birthday Celebration

Date:  February 26, 2022

Time:  1 – 4 pm

Location:  Hutchings Museum Institute

In honor of Black History Month and the Utah Black History Museum’s first birthday, Hutchings Museum Institute hosted a celebration featuring the beautifully painted, one-of-a-kind mobile school bus exhibit, cake, balloons, and new artifacts.

Frederick Douglass Illustration

Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches | Premiere Screening

Date:  February 25, 2022

Time:  6 pm

Location:  Hutchings Museum Institute

In honor of Black History Month we hosted a premiere screening of Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches. This HBO documentary brings to life the words of our country’s most famous anti-slavery activist. Actors Nicole Beharie, Colman Domingo, Jonathan Majors, Denzel Whitaker and Jeffrey Wright draw from five of Douglass’ legendary speeches, to represent a different moment in the tumultuous history of 19th century America as well as a different stage of Douglass’ long and celebrated life.

National Geographic Explorer Lehua Kamalu

Live National Geographic Explorer Lehua Kamalu | Traditional Polynesian Voyaging

Date:  February 24, 2022

Time:  12 pm

Location:  Hutchings Museum Institute

We met Explorer Lehua Kamalu and learned about the ocean, the stars, and what it takes to cross the ocean from Hawaii to California on a historic Polynesian voyaging canoe. As a featured onscreen classroom, we engaged with Lehua one-on-one before, during, and after the livestream classroom.

Great Backyard Bird Count Event with Ben Woodruff

Great Backyard Bird Count

Date:  February 19, 2022

Time:  1 pm

Location:  Utah Lake Field Station

We participated in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count and watched, learned about, counted, and celebrated birds. Our observations will contribute to data used by professionals for science and conservation. We were also joined by master falconer Ben Woodruff for a presentation about bird rehabilitation and habitat restoration.

Utah Lake Jeff Beck owls

Utah Lake: Through The Eyes of Jeff Beck

Date:  January 8, 2022

Time:  7 pm

Location:  Hutchings Museum Institute

We hosted the unveiling of a new exhibit, Utah Lake: Through the Eyes of Jeff Beck. Jeff was on site to meet and greet guests amongst a gallery of prints featuring photographs from his 2022 nature calendars. The 10 signed first-edition prints on display were sold that night via silent auction. All proceeds were donated to the Utah Lake conservation efforts of the Hutchings Museum Institute.
Webb Telescope Square

Webb Telescope Launch Celebration

Date:  January 7, 2022

Time:  6 pm

Location:  Megaplex Theaters at Thanksgiving Point

Launched on December 25, 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope is the largest, most powerful and complex telescope ever launched into space. For this free launch celebration, we learned how the telescope will transform our understanding of the universe.  Featuring a presentation by Webb Telescope expert Joshua Lothringer, launch footage, swag giveaways and an official #WebbEvents photo booth!

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WWI Christmas Truce Presentation

Date:  December 20, 2021

Time:  7 pm

Location:  Hutchings Museum Institute

A special holiday presentation about the Christmas Truce of 1914, an inspiring true story that took place in the trenches of World War I.

Petroglyph Wall

New Technologies for Native American Cultural Preservation

Date:  November 19, 2021

Time:  1 pm

Location:  Megaplex Theaters at Thanksgiving Point

Screening of documentary film “What Was Ours” followed by exploration of emerging technologies for cultural preservation including Lidar, Photo Restoration, Document Recovery and Access and Virtual Reality.  Special presentations by Daniela Larsen and Larry Cesspooch.  Exclusive hoop dancing performance by Patrick Willie.

Remembrance Wall of Poppies

Why We Wear The Poppy To Remember WWI

Date:  November 8, 2021

Time:  7 pm

Location:  Hutchings Museum Institute

For this special presentation, we explored the history behind the poppy as a symbol of remembrance for World War I. Attendees received a free poppy pin and postcard. We also learned about Emelia Katharine Lumpert and Mary Marshall, Utah’s own “Hello Girls”, and how to help them get posthumously recognized with a Congressional Gold Medal.

Mayors Monarch Pledge

Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Butterfly Release

Date:  October 16, 2021

Time:  2 pm

Location:  Utah Lake in Vineyard

We celebrated the mayoral initiatives to restore the monarch habitat on Utah Lake with a butterfly release hosted by Mark Johnson (Lehi City), Julie Fullmer (Vineyard City), and Hutchings Museum Institute.

Puncturevine Clean Up at Willow Park September 25 2021 Moriah Jackson

Puncturevine Clean Up at Willow Park

Date:  September 25, 2021

Time:  9 am

Location:  Willow Park, Lehi

In effort to rid Willow Park of this noxious weed, we joined Jordan River Commission and Lehi City to pull and clear out 200 pounds of Puncturevine.

Smithsonian Museum Day 2021

Smithsonian Museum Day

Date:  September 18, 2021

Time:  11 am – 9 pm

Location:  Hutchings Museum Institute

Participated as a featured museum for the annual Smithsonian Museum Day and granted free admission to over 300 guests to celebrate boundless curiosity and exploration.

9-11 Day of Service Monarch Habitat Restoration at Willow Park

National Day of Service | Monarch Habitat Restoration

Date:  September 11, 2021

Time:  9 am and 6 pm

Location:  Willow Park, Lehi

In honor of September 11 – National Day of Service, we hosted two opportunities for the community to help restore and maintain the monarch habitat and at Willow Park in Lehi.  Over 150 people participated in clearing weeds, tilling soil and planting milkweed seeds in the park alongside the Jordan River and celebrated with butterfly release.