Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Jars of snakes are displayed during a behind-the-scenes look at the Utah Museum of Natural History in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Patrons will get a chance once again to explore the off-limit areas of the museum on Saturday, Nov. 4, and Sunday, Nov. 5.

SALT LAKE CITY — Patrons will get a chance to explore the off-limit areas of the Natural History Museum of Utah during its behind-the-scenes weekend Nov. 4-5.

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Between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that weekend, staff will open the doors to the “back of the house” for a look at the some of the 1.6 million objects held in stewardship at the museum. Participants will get to meet the scientists whose work helps build the collections, learn about current research and get an insider’s view of the museum.

Parents are advised that strollers are not permitted in the collections area. Doors to collections areas will close at 4:30 p.m.

Admission to the museum is $14.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 3 to 12 and senior citizens 65 and older; and $9.95 for children 2 and under. Museum members, and University of Utah students, faculty and staff with a valid ID get in free.

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