The Museum of Natural Curiousity wants kids to learn through touch.

Pint-sized scientists and inquisitive explorers will know no limits to their discoveries at Thanksgiving Point. Opening in May 2014, the museum hosted more than 750,000 people in its first year alone, said Josh Berndt, Communications Director at Thanksgiving Point.

Inspired by the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the Museum of Natural Curiosity boasts more than 400 hands-on, discovery-based science and nature experiences. It is divided into different zones of learning and exploration, from a two-story jungle treehouse to a waterworks zone with an emphasis on natural elements, and a town called Kidopolis, complete with a grocery store and theater with a stage for impromptu performances.

“Visitors come here because it’s a chance for their families to play and learn together in one location,” Berndt says. “There is always something new to learn and explore at the Museum which makes it such a popular place.”

This summer, the museum introduced its largest traveling exhibit to date, called Geometry Playground, which will remain until July 2017. The museum also expanded a new part of the Waterworks area to explore how natural gas moves and is processed into our homes.

“The future of the Museum of Natural Curiosity is bright for sure. It’s a one-of-a-kind place in Utah, and we hope that families enjoy their experiences there,” said Berndt. “We want the kids and parents to play and learn together to create lasting memories. We are always on the lookout for new and exciting exhibits and features to enhance enjoyment.”
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