Construction from the Rio Tinto Center is because of a effective public/private partnership to boost the all inclusive costs of two.5 million for that project. The funding originated from the us government, the Utah Condition Legislature, a bond based on the voters of Salt Lake County, and also over million elevated through individual, corporate and foundation philanthropic support. The Museum's building is known as the Rio Tinto Center because of the naming-level donation from Kennecott Utah Copper / Rio Tinto which incorporated the donation from the copper utilized in the building's facade.
Site and Trail AccessSituated on 17-acres next to Red-colored Butte Garden, natural History Museum of Utah can serve as the trailhead to Utah for citizens and site visitors alike. The website overlooks the Salt Lake Valley and is part of the College of Utah's Research Park.
The website was selected to:
- Physically represent the Museum's positioning in a junction from the urban and also the natural world
- Demonstrate our role included in the College of Utah as well as the state-wide community in particular
- Fulfill our pursuit to interpret natural world for broad and various audiences
Bonneville Shoreline Trail Access
Accessibility College of Utah area of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail is, literally, outdoors the Museum's front doorways.
The Way, well-liked by walkers and mountain motorcyclists, can serve as the Museum's primary street, adding vitality and to any or all hrs in our day. Museum site visitors are urged in the future prepared look around the trail round the building, when you purchase.
Trail customers are thanks for visiting take a rest in the Museum. We provide two water features for individuals and dogs throughout warm seasons across the trail Body towards the top of the south parking area, another close to the Museum's door. Go to the Museum Coffee shop for drinks, lunch and snacks from 7:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Bathrooms will also be available to trail customers on Level 1 and a pair of. Bike shelves can be found while watching Museum. The Coffee shop and bathrooms are available without admission or checking in in the Ticketing Desk.