Discovery Gateway Children's Museum

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum Discovery Gateway inspires children of all ages and abilities to imagine, discover, and connect with their world to make a difference.
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08/14/2020
Enjoy Safe Play at Discovery Gateway!

The safety of you, your family and our staff are our top priority. We have a Safe Play Plan including new protocols that will help ensure the health and safety of everyone who visits and works at Discovery Gateway. While some things have changed, we strive to offer your family a safe and welcoming place to learn through play. Follow along as Janessa and her family play safely in the museum!

If you believe in Discovery Gateway’s mission, to inspire children of ALL ages and abilities to imagine, discover and co...
08/13/2020

If you believe in Discovery Gateway’s mission, to inspire children of ALL ages and abilities to imagine, discover and connect with their world to make a difference, please consider making a donation today! By donating just $5 you can help us meet our goal of $15,000. Click here to donate https://53888.blackbaudhosting.com/53888/Individual-Contributions Thank you to everyone who has donated to our re-opening campaign, it starts with you!

Discovery Gateway has partnered with the Girl Scouts to offer fun and interesting classes, like this garden terrarium. F...
08/12/2020

Discovery Gateway has partnered with the Girl Scouts to offer fun and interesting classes, like this garden terrarium. For students who sign up for the class, we provide a fun kit with everything (including a live plant!) but you can also do this activity at home with your family by finding many terrarium making supplies around the house! Learn more on our STEAM Learning Lab: https://www.discoverygateway.org/steam-learning-lab-garden-terrarium/

We love our members! Did you know that If you had an active membership on March 13th, when the Museum had to close that ...
08/11/2020

We love our members! Did you know that If you had an active membership on March 13th, when the Museum had to close that it was put on pause until we reopened on July 17th? All memberships have been reactivated and will have the same amount of time on them as they did prior to our closure. So make sure to get in for some Safe Play today! If you have any questions about your membership please contact us ❤️🐝 https://www.discoverygateway.org/buy-tickets/

08/07/2020
Fremont Diet with Dr. Tim Riley

Today, we will be chatting with Tim Riley, Director and Curator of Archaeology at the Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum. Dr. Riley will help us learn all about the lifestyle and diet of the Fremont People!

Don't forget our live event tomorrow at 3:30pm! We will be chatting with Tim Riley, Director and Curator of Archaeology ...
08/06/2020

Don't forget our live event tomorrow at 3:30pm! We will be chatting with Tim Riley, Director and Curator of Archaeology at the Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum. Dr. Riley will help us learn all about the lifestyle and diet of the Fremont People!

Don't forget about our live event happening today at 3:30pm! Mengqi Wang for the University of Utah Confucius Institute ...
08/05/2020

Don't forget about our live event happening today at 3:30pm! Mengqi Wang for the University of Utah Confucius Institute will teach a class on traditional, Chinese paper cutting via Facebook Live. Be sure to follow along and pick up your FREE Children's Festival To-Go activity booklet here: https://www.discoverygateway.org/childrens-festival-to-go/

UCA Head Start is such a great program and we are so happy to include them as one of our Medallion Partners!
08/04/2020

UCA Head Start is such a great program and we are so happy to include them as one of our Medallion Partners!

This is a GREAT resource right now for families with children under 5. Please share.

Give your child a head start and apply for the 2020-2021 school year today! UCA Head Start serves children 0-5 in Salt Lake and Tooele Counties. Our award-winning program provides high-quality education, daily meals, health screenings and support for the whole family!

Apply online at www.utahca.org/head-start. Questions? Talk to an enrollment specialist at 801-972-2337 or email [email protected].

We are so excited to present our Children’s Festival To-Go! This event invites you to celebrate the diverse cultures in ...
08/03/2020

We are so excited to present our Children’s Festival To-Go! This event invites you to celebrate the diverse cultures in Utah by joining us on a road trip across the state and sharing new virtual experiences. This year’s festival includes a printable activity book with a map identifying historical sites across Utah, new recipes to try at home and traditional art projects. Stay tuned during the week for live experiences on our Facebook! To get your booklet, click here: https://www.discoverygateway.org/childrens-festival-to-go/

Ready, set, go.....to Discovery Gateway for family fun! Race each other on the derby track, see who can build the talles...
08/01/2020

Ready, set, go.....to Discovery Gateway for family fun! Race each other on the derby track, see who can build the tallest structure in Block Party and create a fun obstacle course in Move it! Get your tickets today! ❤️🐝
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Mark your calendars for Monday August 3rd and participate in our annual Children’s Festival! This year the festival will...
07/31/2020

Mark your calendars for Monday August 3rd and participate in our annual Children’s Festival! This year the festival will be a new virtual experience, with a printable activity book available Monday, which invites you and your children to explore the diverse cultures in Utah. We will travel across the state on a virtual road trip learning about historical sites, diverse cultures, fun activities and even some traditional recipes to try at home. Make sure to follow us on social media as we’ll have special guests doing Facebook Live events next week too! A huge thank you to our sponsors: Dominion Energy ,my529, Kid to Kid, Beehive Insurance, Salt Lake City Government,Tina Bagley and Jenney Wilder

We still have a few spots tonight for our Parent Learning Lab! Sarah Grant from DDI Vantage will be joining us to talk a...
07/30/2020

We still have a few spots tonight for our Parent Learning Lab! Sarah Grant from DDI Vantage will be joining us to talk about Sensory Strategies for Parents. This is a great opportunity for anyone that has visited our Sensory Inclusive Afternoon to learn more about meeting the unique sensory needs of the children in their life, and also a good chance to chat with other parents who have children with similar sensory needs. Everyone is welcome! Bring your tips, questions, and favorite beverage and join us for a fun evening. Register at: https://www.discoverygateway.org/event/parent-learning-lab-2/

Super heroes wear masks! Thanks to all of our young visitors for being awesome! Today was a great day for Safe Play, get...
07/29/2020

Super heroes wear masks! Thanks to all of our young visitors for being awesome! Today was a great day for Safe Play, get your tickets now and come learn through play with us! 🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏻
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Check out our feature on Deseret News! Thank you so much for supporting our Re-opening!
07/29/2020
Deseret News

Check out our feature on Deseret News! Thank you so much for supporting our Re-opening!

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum has reopened with limited capacity and according to the Museum will disinfect surfaces three times a day.

Let’s learn about voting! It’s never to early to start teaching your kids about this important act of being an American!...
07/29/2020

Let’s learn about voting! It’s never to early to start teaching your kids about this important act of being an American! Have your children fill out their own registration card and discover other important voting topics in today’s STEAM Learning Lab! Link in bio. Thank you to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.- Upsilon Beta Omega Chapter, Utah for partnering with us on this great activity! ❤️🐝

07/27/2020

Don't forget about our Parent Learning Lab this Thursday at 8:30pm! Sarah Grant from DDI Vantage will be joining us to talk about Sensory Strategies for Parents. This is a great opportunity for anyone that has visited our Sensory Inclusive Afternoon to learn more about meeting the unique sensory needs of the children in their life, and also a good chance to chat with other parents who have children with similar sensory needs. Register now at: https://53888.blackbaudhosting.com/53888/Parent-Learning-Lab

If you missed out on the last one, be sure to watch the video below!

“We came yesterday and you all did SUCH AN AMAZING JOB!!! I was not worried or stressed one bit! Seriously, well done!! ...
07/21/2020

“We came yesterday and you all did SUCH AN AMAZING JOB!!! I was not worried or stressed one bit! Seriously, well done!! 🙌” Thank you @kendramcpherson for such great review! We are so happy that people are enjoying their time at Discovery Gateway! Come in and experience the fun for yourself!! Get your tickets at: https://www.discoverygateway.org/buy-tickets/

Today our educator Emilee is teaching us about simple machines! The 6 types of simple machines are: Lever, wheel and axe...
07/20/2020

Today our educator Emilee is teaching us about simple machines! The 6 types of simple machines are: Lever, wheel and axel, pulley, inclined plane, wedge, and screw. These help us by reducing the amount of force we need to move something, which reduces our work. We can also use them to play! We have many examples of simple machines in the museum, can you find them all on your next visit? Find the entire lesson here: https://www.discoverygateway.org/steam-learning-lab-simple-machines/

Looking for a way to connect with others through music? Our friends Mundi Project are offering "pay-what-you-can" Zoom U...
07/19/2020

Looking for a way to connect with others through music? Our friends Mundi Project are offering "pay-what-you-can" Zoom Ukulele Classes! Join a community of lifelong learners and explore the ukulele together! Check out their website: http://www.mundiproject.org/zoom-ukulele-classes/ for more information and to register. No uke? No problem! Mundi Project has a Ukulele Scholarship to help you purchase an instrument for class. Registration is first-come, first-serve and these classes are going to fill up fast!

It starts with YOU! Help Discovery Thrive just by donating $5 dollars! If Discovery Gateway has brought your family joy,...
07/16/2020

It starts with YOU! Help Discovery Thrive just by donating $5 dollars! If Discovery Gateway has brought your family joy, if you’ve learned something new, or connected with your inner child, we ask for your support. Though we have been closed, we’ve continued to offer online learning. And as we prepare to re-open with a reimagined experience we, hope you’ll help us continue our mission to inspire ALL children to, imagine, discover and connect with their world to make a difference. Donate now by using this link https://53888.blackbaudhosting.com/53888/Individual-Contributions

07/15/2020

Can you tell us what exhibits our friends from Aspen winds are in? Discovery Gateway and Mundi Project proudly present Aspen Winds! They will be performing Peter and the Wolf, a mixture of classical music and a familiar fairy tale! Join us on our Facebook Live this Friday at 6:30pm Grab a snack, gather on the couch, and prepare to be amazed!

Discovery Gateway welcomes you back for Safe Play! We are excited to re-open to the community on July 17th with our new ...
07/14/2020

Discovery Gateway welcomes you back for Safe Play! We are excited to re-open to the community on July 17th with our new Safe Play Procedures in place. The safety of your family and our staff are our top priority. Discover a calm and safe environment with only 35 guests allowed into the museum at a time, and where safety comes first and fun is a close second 😉. Visit our website to learn more and purchase tickets today! https://www.discoverygateway.org/buy-tickets/

There's still tickets left for tonight's Parent Learning Lab at 8:30pm! Come learn about Playful Parenting with Hello Mu...
07/10/2020

There's still tickets left for tonight's Parent Learning Lab at 8:30pm! Come learn about Playful Parenting with Hello Music, and then check out a free, virtual Hello Music class next Saturday at 10 to see their suggestions in action! Learn more at: https://www.discoverygateway.org/event/parent-learning-lab/

Did you know that 90% of bees are solitary bees? Unlike Queen Steve and her hive, solitary bees live alone out in the wi...
07/08/2020

Did you know that 90% of bees are solitary bees? Unlike Queen Steve and her hive, solitary bees live alone out in the wild. Solitary bees don’t make honey, but they are responsible for pollinating a majority of wild plants and 30% of agricultural crops. Since these bees help us so much, we thought it would be great to help these bees by giving them their own place to stay. By creating this bee hotel you offer bees shelter, somewhere to hibernate during the cold months and even a place to lay their eggs and have some baby bees! Learn how to make this small hotel here: https://www.discoverygateway.org/steam-learning-lab-bee-hotel/

Let’s get together virtually! Maria and Dawn from Hello Music will be chatting about Playful Parenting. We’ll hear some ...
07/07/2020

Let’s get together virtually! Maria and Dawn from Hello Music will be chatting about Playful Parenting. We’ll hear some easy, real-life strategies followed by a chance to connect with other parents about how they are tackling being a Playful Parent during 2020. Bring your tips, questions, and favorite beverage and join us for a fun evening. Learn more here: https://www.discoverygateway.org/event/parent-learning-lab/

The Gateway Center is home to our museum and the most murals of any block in Salt Lake City. In June, Discovery Gateway ...
07/06/2020

The Gateway Center is home to our museum and the most murals of any block in Salt Lake City. In June, Discovery Gateway commissioned local artist, Sharilyn Shumway to add a mural on our first floor. To celebrate, we are inviting everyone to get outside and explore the murals with us. For our mural walk, we are including some questions designed to get kids talking and noticing the details in the art, which is a big part of art education. We are also including a physical activity to do at each stop to get in some exercise! Be sure to download our Silly Mural Walk map here: https://www.discoverygateway.org/steam-learning-lab-silly-mural-walk/

¡Esta actividad también está disponible en español! Consulte nuestro blog para esta y otras actividades divertidas en Español!

Happy 4th of July from Discovery Gateway! We wish you a fun weekend filled with fun, family, food, and play!
07/04/2020

Happy 4th of July from Discovery Gateway! We wish you a fun weekend filled with fun, family, food, and play!

Did you know that Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum has offered a monthly Sensory Inclusive Afternoon (SIA) for the la...
07/03/2020

Did you know that Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum has offered a monthly Sensory Inclusive Afternoon (SIA) for the last few years? At these events, we showcase activities which appeal to children with autism spectrum disorder and other sensory needs. Playing with slime engages a child’s sense of touch and lets them learn through play! Make this slime for the 4th of July using only a few ingredients that you may have around the house! For full instructions click here: https://buff.ly/3dSCwXG

Engineers make buildings of all shapes and sizes, but most of them start with the same basic building blocks. Learn abou...
07/01/2020

Engineers make buildings of all shapes and sizes, but most of them start with the same basic building blocks. Learn about different shapes and discover which are the strongest in our new STEAM Learning Lab! Check out the cool buildings our awesome little engineer made below! For full instructions click here: https://www.discoverygateway.org/steam-learning-lab-tricky-triangles/

Helicopters use their propellers to rotate quickly and create lift! Teach your child how that works with your own paper ...
06/29/2020

Helicopters use their propellers to rotate quickly and create lift! Teach your child how that works with your own paper helicopter! Our paper helicopters can’t fly, but you can watch them float slowly while spinning to the ground! For full instructions on how to make this, check out our STEAM Learning Lab: https://www.discoverygateway.org/steam-learning-lab-paper-airplanes/

Address

444 W 100 S
Salt Lake City, UT
84101

Trax, Planetarium stop. All public bus routes.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(801) 456-5437

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Great member event today! Thank you, Discovery Gateway Children's Museum!
My kids had SO much fun yesterday!!! THANK YOU! I knew it was going to be busy (since it was a free day) but I didn't expect to have that much fun, it was awesome and totally worth the drive.
Ogden In-Person Information Session - Exploring Utah Virtual Academy Program Options Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 04:30PM - 06:00PM Weber County Main Branch Library More details available at utva.k12.com/events-calendar.
Thank you Discovery Gateway Children's Museum for donating one family pass for up to 6 people (a $75 value) to be auctioned off at The Roaring 20s Fundraising Party, benefiting Operation Underground Railroad! https://www.facebook.com/events/320972195336617/?active_tab=discussion
What a fantastic place for a birthday party!! My son celebrated his 4th Birthday with the Derby Car theme. Kallie & Sara were fantastic!! They helped with setup, the room was perfect, and they had everything organized while remaining so patient and flexible!! We had lots of happy children and parents. I will certainly recommend your party options to friends! After not renewing my membership for about a year, I decided to give this place another chance. The inside has had an upgrade since last winter and we will be making more frequent trips to the museum. Thank you for a wonderful birthday party experience!
Thanks Discovery Gateway for the PJ Mask Live tickets! We had fun. ❤️
Can you please tell me when the BooFest event with KUED is?
Our visit to Discovery Gateway Children's Museum!