Zion Human History Museum

The Human History Museum in Zion National Park is currently closed. During this period, the Zion Canyon Shuttles will not be making their normal route stop here. Check current conditions for up to date information.
 
View of the Zion Human History Museum from the front.
View of the Zion Human History Museum from the front.

Permanent exhibits display the rich human history of Zion National Park. Showcasing Southern Paiute culture, historic pioneer settlement, and Zion's growth as a national park, the Human History Museum also illustrates the effects of water in Zion. Both creator and destroyer, water is why people have traveled through and settled in Zion. Water creates the scenery and sanctuary that makes Zion famous.


Temporary exhibits have included replicas of historic Union Pacific Railroad lodging, Civilian Conservation Corp diaries, park employee photographs, and much more.


A free 22 minute video, shown every half hour, provides an excellent overview of the park. Rangers are available to answer questions. Books, maps, posters, and other souvenirs are available in the Zion Forever Project bookstore.

 
View of the Zion Human History Museum exhibit space
View of the Zion Human History Museum exhibit space.

Directions

The Human History Museum is located one half mile north of the park's south entrance on the main park road, or 11 miles west from the east entrance. Be sure to check Zion National Park facility hours and current conditions for further information about hours, directions, and reopening updates.

Accessibility

Reserved parking spaces are available with a ramp leading to the building. The Human History Museum is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Access to the back patio remains open.

 
On June 17, 1960, the new Visitor Center and Administration building opened replacing the Visitor Center at Canyon Junction.
On June 17, 1960, the new Visitor Center and Administration building opened replacing the Visitor Center at Canyon Junction. Museum Catalog Number ZION 12163.

History

Completed as part of the national Mission 66 building and infrastructure initiative in the national park service, this building has served as the Zion museum for nearly 60 years. During that time, the exhibits have undergone multiple changes and rearrangements.
For more information about the history of Zion’s museums, check out the Museum History and Museum Program resources created as part of the 2019 exhibition, Keepers of Sanctuary: Zion’s First 100 Years.







Click here to learn more about the Museum Collections and Archives
Click here to learn more about Oral History at Zion

Contact the museum by email at zion_museum@nps.gov

Other Links of Interest
People of Zion
Civilian Conservation Corps
Things to Do

Last updated: October 6, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767

Phone:

435-772-3256
Recorded park information available 24 hours a day. Phones are answered 9 am to 4 pm Mountain Daylight Time. You can also send your questions to us at zion_park_information@nps.gov.

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