May Museum & Art Exhibits

    May 2018 Museum + Art Exhibits

    Utah Museum of Fine Arts: Free Third Saturdays

    May 19

    410 Campus Center Dr

    Salt Lake City, UT

    Third Saturdays are FREE family activity days offered each third Saturday of the month. Instruction and activities are available from 1–4 pm and are first come, first served. Museum admission is free on Third Saturdays, thanks to support from Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) and Wells Fargo. Campus parking is also free on Saturdays, including the parking garage east of the Museum. Contact education@umfa.utah.edu or call 801.581.3580 for more information.


    209 E 500 S
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Runs: March 17 – August 31

    This exhibit is designed to get you thinking like a city planner! Take a tour around the Wasatch Front and see all sorts of interesting buildings, made entirely out of LEGO® bricks.

    • See LEGO® sculptures of interesting buildings in the city
    • Read about the future of the Wasatch Front
    • Learn about the history of city planning and Leonardo da Vinci’s stint as an urban planner
    • Get hands-on with LEGO® interactive software

    Why LEGO® bricks? Children and grownups alike love these colorful snap-together building bricks. Engineers, designers and architects have shared their love for LEGO® bricks, as well.

     


    Natural History Museum of Utah: Nature’s Ultimate Machines

    Runs: Feb 10 – Sept 3

    301 Wakara Way

    Salt Lake City, UT

    Immerse yourself in the marvels of natural engineering. Imagine if your jaws could crush over 8,000 pounds in one bite, your punch could break through aquarium glass, and your ears could act as air conditioners. From the inside out, every living thing—including humans—is a machine built to survive, move, and discover.

    Join us for this fascinating special exhibition at the Natural History Museum of Utah and see for yourself how plants and animals survive the crushing forces of gravity, the pressure of water and wind, and the attacks of predators. Each uses surprising tactics to endure and overcome extreme temperatures and fierce competition for food, and keep their own life-sustaining fluids circulating.

    • Feel for yourself how a giraffe’s heart works to pump blood up to its head
    • Try to “fly” and study the many different ways creatures jump, gallop, slither, and swim
    • See technological breakthroughs—like Velcro, wind turbines, and chainsaws—inspired by nature’s ingenuity

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