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Wild World: Stories of Conservation & Hope

Wild World is an immersive exhibit experience sharing conservation success stories from around the world.

Things are about to get WILD at the Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU). The Museum’s latest special exhibition, Wild World: Stories of Conservation & Hope, brings visitors up close and personal with 12 spectacular species, including their stories of struggle and survival. At a time when access to animals around the world is at your fingertips in 2D, Wild World offers the chance to see, smell, and touch often elusive and endangered animals – in 3D. 

Wild World comes to NHMU with three wildlife educators, who will lead three captivating on-stage presentations each day. These group interactions are in addition to occasional spontaneous gallery meet-and-greets with a ferret, New Caledonia Crested Gecko, or Mexican red knee tarantula – up close or from across the room (guests’ choice). Lead wildlife educator Alex Leclerc is confident that Wild World will educate visitors about the uniqueness of each animal, and bring more people into the conservation conversation.

Wild World includes:

  • Real-life success stories from a wide range of conservation organizations
  • Live animals from key international conservation programs
  • More than 15 wildly interactive science-based experiences for guests of all ages
  • Multiplayer gamified challenges that make learning about wildlife fun and engaging

Animal Encounters

Regular animal encounters facilitated by dedicated animal handlers will take place at the following times.


Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Wednesdays at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.


Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Date & Time

Every Day!

Jun 10, 2023 through Nov 05, 2023

10:00AM - 5:00PM


Natural History Museum of Utah - 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108 301 Wakara Way Salt Lake City 84108 UT US

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