Welcome to the Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History

Mission: The Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History strives to increase public understanding of southwestern Utah’s history and natural resources through educational tours and exhibits.

The museum was made possible with the support of Garth and Jerri Frehner.

The museum is free and open to the public.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday through Friday 10:30am-4:30pm

We observe SUU's campus closure dates. For a list of closure dates, please view the SUU Academic Calendar

At the direction of Governor Gary Herbert, SUU joined the seven other institutions of the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) and has temporarily moved from face-to-face courses to online instruction due to the worldwide impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We have decided to do our part in minimizing the spread of the virus by temporarily closing the museum and practicing social distancing. Although the museum will be closed until further notice, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates and activities to do from home!


Tours are available by advance appointment. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a tour.


351 W. University Blvd., Cedar City, UT 84720

We are located on the first floor of the Science Addition Building (SCA) on the southeast corner of SUU's campus. Please note that the museum has a separate outdoor entrance on the west side of the SCA that is ADA accessible.

View a sampling of the museum's exhibits by selecting one of the options from the Exhibits drop-down menu in the sidebar. Our Education page provides information about the programming we offer, as well as educational resources to use at home or in the classroom. Visit In The Media to see what activities the museum is currently involved with or has participated in the past. You may also connect with us on social media through the links in the sidebar menu.

Donations may be made to the museum through our Donors page.

The Museum Director, Dr. Jacqualine Grant, may be reached at 435-865-8549 or by email at jacqualinegrant@suu.edu. You may also contact us by using our Contact page.

This page was updated March 2020.