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Come examine a host of amazing artifacts and discover the fascinating stories behind the scientists who collect and study them at the Natural History Museum of Utah’s 2019 Traveling Treasures exhibit Collecting the Past for the Future, happening Thursday, April 11, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Zions Bank, 41 E. Center, Kanab.

This free community event is open to families and explorers of all ages interested in archaeology, anthropology, botany, geology, paleontology and zoology findings from across the state. The exhibit features six cases highlighting pressed plants, unique minerals, artifacts from before the Glen Canyon Dam, Ice Age fossils and more. Attendees can also get a close-up look at fascinating insects, dinosaur bones and other museum specimens, as well as find out what it’s like to use a sluice box to pan for minerals, and test their prize-winning luck by entering the raffle.

Zions Bank and the Natural History Museum of Utah have been partnering to bring the state’s natural history collections to Utah’s diverse communities for almost 20 years. With a different theme each year, the traveling exhibit makes 11 to 12 stops in various Zions Bank locations from Logan to Kanab, and Vernal to Delta.

This year the Natural History Museum of Utah is kicking off its 50th anniversary celebration with the hope of continuing to collect, study and preserve specimens on behalf of all Utah citizens for many years to come.

Visit https://nhmu.utah.edu/programs/traveling-treasures to learn more about the Museum’s outreach programs, to download free Educator Resources and Activity Packets, or to learn which Utah communities the Traveling Treasures exhibit will stop at next.