Museum hosts “Making Sense of Archaeology” Exhibit
The Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum presents “Making Sense of Archaeology”,
an exhibition by the Utah Division of State History.
The exhibition opens to the public Saturday November 2, 2019.
The exhibit is an educational hands-on scientific and historical experience specifically
tailored for people who are blind or have low vision. It features 3D printed objects that
represent important specimens, and artifacts from Utah. Objects are imbedded with 3D
printed braille and audio content. Participants are able to read and listen to a short
history of the object while touching the objects on display. It is the first fully 3D printed
traveling archaeological exhibit. It was produced by the Public Archaeology Program
Utah Division of State History, in partnership with the Utah School for the Blind, Utah
STEM Action Center, and the Utah Blind Institute.
“Utah houses the largest braille library west of Mississippi River and people who are
blind travel here from all over the country to learn how to utilize their other senses to live
and engage in the world around them. Museums are some of the best sources for
hands-on learning.“ ~ Shawn Lambert exhibit producer and Public Archaeologist for the
Utah Division of State History.
The Prehistoric Museum features fossils and artifacts from Utah. This special exhibition
is located in the changing exhibit gallery of the museum and runs from Saturday
November 2 through Tuesday December 31, 2019.
Winter Hours: November 1, 2019- February 29, 2020 7 days a week, 9am-2pm.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s
General admission rates apply.