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Explore the Enduring Bond Between Humans and Horses

The Horse at the Natural History Museum of Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah is pleased to present The Horse. Discover the fascinating story of how humans have shaped the horse and how the horse, in turn, has shaped us.

Over time, humans have domesticated horses, bred them for work and play and forged deep emotional and spiritual connections with them.

This special exhibition includes cultural objects from around the world, a hand-painted diorama depicting the evolution of the horse, and interactives that invite you to test your strength in horsepower, identify different breeds and peek inside a life-size, moving horse.

Explore one of Utah’s most important horse stories – the connection of the Ute people to horses. The Ute were among the first North American tribes to acquire horses from the Spanish in the 1600s. Discover how horses transformed Ute life in ways that continue to reverberate today.

Horses are integral to our history and touch us as individuals.

Celebrate our bond with these magnificent creatures!

The exhibit opens to members on Saturday, July 19 and to all guests on Monday, July 21. It runs through Jan. 4, 2015.

For a complete list of The Horse exhibit events, click here.

  • Aussie Writer

    It must have been a great exhibition! Many thanks to The Natural History Museum of Utah from the team of

  • Cara Smith

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