Nature All Around Us is created by the Natural History Museum of Utah and modified for tour by the Science Museum of Minnesota.
We often think of nature as a place untouched by humans - high on a rugged mountain or deep in a remote canyon. But nature is thriving right under our noses in cities and towns. We depend on interconnected natural systems to make our communities livable. Filled with immersive environments and hands-on interactives, Nature All Around Us challenges the notion that urban and natural environments are separate or at odds by showing the many ways they are inextricably linked and encouraging further curiosity and learning about planning, designing and managing to nurture nature in our own communities.
In Nature All Around Us, visitors will discover the hidden worlds and rich ecosystems within familiar places from their own backyard to Main Street. They will explore the ways our daily lives are intertwined with nature—how trees cool our neighborhoods, how streams carry storm water away from our homes, and how spending time in nearby nature keeps us healthy. Visitors will meet citizen scientists who record nature in their communities and learn more about how to get involved in their own communities.