We love living in Lehi and we are lucky to have a Natural History Museum in our town. The Hutchings Museum is a nice little history museum that our boys really enjoy visiting. There are some interesting displays inside, and we love the hands-on stations in each area.
Different History Rooms
The Hutchings Museum isn’t super large, but it does have several different rooms. The first room that you enter has some displays about the wars, and people from Lehi who had served in these wars. We like to head left out of the front room and make a clockwise walk through this museum, but you can go either direction.
There is a Native American room, a bird room, a fossil room, an old West room, a rock room, and a few more. Each room has displays about that topic including videos, signs, and artifacts. We always find interesting things to learn and see in each room in the Hutchings Museum.
We like that in each room there are hands-on activities for the kids. It can be a challenge for little ones to visit museums where you can’t touch anything. So make sure to keep an eye out for science experiments in the rock display, metate stones to grind with, dinosaur fossils to brush, and more. Our boys love going into the old jail cell and getting locked in. They look forward to it every time.
Another highlight of the museum is the live animals. There is a room with snakes, lizards, and birds. You can look at them just like in a zoo. There were signs on the cages with info about the type of animal and their name. When we visited there was a volunteer who pulled some of the animals out so we could touch them. I don’t know if this occurs every day, or if we were just lucky, but it definitely added a lot of fun to our visit to the Hutchings Museum.
Admission and Info
One thing we love right now is that this museum is part of the Get Out Pass. So if you have this pass, you can visit this museum once a year for free. If you don’t know about the Get Out Pass, check out our post and read about why we enjoy it. Also, if you have a pass to another museum that is part of the ASTC passport, then you can receive free admission if your pass is from somewhere more than 90 miles away. This is great if you are visiting from outside of Utah.
The Hutchings Museum is definitely affordable for families. The 2022, cost is $5/adult, $4/child. The museum is open 11 am – 9 pm Monday through Saturday. Check their website for current information.