Tag Archives: Museum

Nuchu: Voices of the Ute People

Nuchu-Voices-of-the-Ute-People,-Native-American,-Museum-of-Peoples-and-Culture,-BYUThe BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures is pleased to announce their newest exhibit, “Nuchu: Voices of the Ute People.”

The exhibit celebrates the rich heritage of the Ute throughout northeastern Utah, including Utah Valley. In the exhibit, their voices tell the story of their vibrant history and life.

The exhibit contains items collected around the Vernal area of Utah during the 1930s and 1940s. The text and labels for this exhibit are taken from interviews with Ute tribal members over the past 15 years, providing an opportunity to hear how the Ute view the items and their own heritage. Helping to fulfil the MPC’s mission to train future museum professionals, “students have combed through hours of interviews and texts, collaborated on the design of the galleries, and built the displays,” Kari Nelson, curator of education, said.

Museum of Peoples and Cultures
Brigham Young University
700 North 100 East, Provo, Utah
(801) 422-0020

Fighting Fulmers: Display

Boxing Gloves, Fulmers, South Jordan, Utah, West Jordan, Utah Salt Lake City Exhibit, DisplayThe eleven acres of Fullmer property lay astraddle the common boundary of West Jordan and South Jordan. The children went to school in West Jordan and to church in South Jordan never making much of a distinction in their minds between the two. They lived in a tiny one bedroom home with no indoor plumbing or electricity but it didn’t matter. What mattered was boxing.

This family’s famous and  journey began when the Fullmer boys noticed an outdoor boxing ring at Marv Jensen’s house on the way home from school. Gene began training at six and all of the boys trained daily. This display demonstrates the work ethic, close family ties, training and positive philosophy of a great family.

Gale Center of History & Culture Museum
10300 Beckstead Lane South Jordan, UT 84095  (801) 254-3048

Museum of Peoples and Cultures

Art, Culture, Museum, Provo, Utah, BYU, Utah County, Brigham Young UniversityThe MPC is Brigham Young University’s archaeological and anthropological museum. The University now has four museums – the Paleontology museum, the Museum of Art, the Bean Life Science Museum, and the Museum of Peoples and Cultures (MPC).

Allen Hall was built in the late 1930s as a men’s dormitory. During World War II it became women’s housing. In the 1960s the building was adapted for use as a Language Training Mission (a pre-cursor to the MTC). This varied history is evident in the structure of the building. The galleries are located in what used to be the common and dining rooms when the building was student housing. The classroom was the kitchen, and the majority of offices were dorm rooms. The museum has occupied the building since 1981.

Get Directions

Select Red Marker for Directions
Click Drag & Drop Gold Person Icon for 3D Photo View. It’s Fun!

Museum of Peoples and Cultures
Brigham Young University
700 North 100 East
Provo, Utah  (801) 422-0020

NASA Blast Exhibit

Visit new frontiers with NASA BLAST (Bringing Light and SpaceTogether) at Thanksgiving Point. Meet the Andersons, just your average family learning and playing together, but with their eyes to the sky. Amateur astronomers and avid experimenters, the Andersons are bringing their backyard and fun to Thanksgiving Point to present NASA BLAST and share the science and majesty of space.

Light Exhibit

Located at the MUSEUM OF ANCIENT LIFE>
Did you know that distance in space is measured by how long it takes
light to travel there? The distance between the Earth and sun varies, so
that means that the light we have here on Earth is about 8 minutes old by
the time we see it. Learn facts like this and more in the Andersons’
backyard in the Museum of Ancient Life. Open their barbecue grills and
peek in their shed to find fascinating hands-on experiments on loan from
the world-famous eXploratorium in San Francisco. Dance with your very
own shadow in a rainbow of colors. Learn what makes the sky blue. Trap
light between panes of glass and watch what happens. You’ll have so much
fun you won’t even realize you’re learning all about the world and beyond.

Space Garden

Located at FARM COUNTRY>
Seeds that have been in space? Tiny tomatoes? The Andersons have it all
in their Space Garden at Farm Country. The Junior Master Gardeners are
planting space plants and creating lunar plant growth chambers as they
learn about the future of NASA and food in space.

Solar System Walk

Located at the THANKSGIVING POINT GARDENS>
Ever wondered how far away Earth is from Venus? How about which
planets are the closest together? The Andersons wondered too, and they
built this walk through the solar system in Thanksgiving Point Gardens
to show you. Learn the vast nature of the solar system and the size of and
distance between planets all in the beautiful serenity of the gardens. You’ll
walk the gardens as if you were in the solar system exploring the science
beyond planet earth.

Spooky Saturdays

October, Saturdays at Thanksgiving Point
Museum of Ancient Life
3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043 (801) 768-2300

Experience an “An Old Fashioned Halloween Party” every Saturday at the Museum of Ancient Life. Explore the science behind classic Movie Monsters such as Frankenstein, Nessie the Loch Ness Monster, the Blob and others! Join in fun hands-on experiments such as dry ice bubbles and Oobleck and create some fun make-and-takes. Play games, make crafts, and more to get you and your little ones ready for Halloween. Halloween costumes welcome at all Spooky Saturdays.