The Drama of Natural History

Salt Lake City is lucky to have a beautiful new Natural History Museum of Utah to call our own. This summer, the Museum is running week-long summer camps for youth.  The camps touch different subjects, but of course, since this is an art blog, the workshops that combine science and the arts are of greatest interest to me.

A few weeks ago, a summer camp invited dancers to explore nature and science and how it can inspire their art. Next week, the Museum will hold a camp that combines drama with science, called Dramatic Deserts. The workshop is conducted in partnership with the Children’s Theatre.

Dramatic Deserts campers will explore the desert through hands-on science and theater. Each morning, they will develop acting skills as they rehearse a desert drama with The Children’s Theatre. In the afternoons, participants will investigate deserts, hot and cold, throughout the museum. The camp runs  Monday, July 30 – Aug 3, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. For more information, visit the Natural History Museum of Utah’s website at

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