Our Programs for Young Children Will Inspire You

Whether your child loves painting, dancing, stories, or scientific exploration our programming offers fun and educational classes that range from literacy- and culturally-based activities, to science, to visual and performing arts. Discovery Gateway’s daily classes and weekly workshops are free with admission to the Museum, and every DG program is based on research, evaluation, and testing.

 
Time for Tots

Become a master storyteller and develop your child’s critical thinking skills during this Motheread/Fatheread half hour session. Motheread/Fatheread is a nationally recognized literacy program. Time for Tots is a class for children 18 months – 3 years. Sign up to participate at the Information Desk. Limit 12 students per class.
Tuesdays | 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm

Creative Kids- A Discovery Gateway Family ARTWorks Program

Children will explore their inner artist through creative work with a variety of materials, including paint, clay, and glue. Creative Kids is a half hour class and is for children ages 2 – 5 years. Sign up to participate at the Information Desk. Limit 12 students per class.
Wednesdays | 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm

Little Scientist

In this half hour class, children are encouraged to ask questions about nature and to seek answers through collecting things, counting and measuring, making observations, and experimenting. Little Scientist is a class for children ages 2 – 5 years. Sign up to participate at the Information Desk. Limit 12 students per class. Thursdays | 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm & Saturdays at 2 pm
Amazing Me

Children can do amazing things and in this half hour class, children will participate in a variety of health, safety, and self-esteem building activities. Amazing Me! is a program for children ages 3 – 7 years. Sign up to participate at the Information Desk. Limit 12 students per class.
Fridays | 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm

Science Matters Weekly Workshops

Families will explore evidence, conduct experiments, and draw conclusions with different scientific themes. This program is recommended for children 4 + years.
Fridays  | 2:30 pm & 5 pm & Saturdays | 4 pm, and 6 pm
Studio 444 - A Family ARTworks Program

Led by DG’s Arts Educator, little ones, older children, and parents create masterpieces of art together using a wide variety of media. Sign up for this class at the Info Desk. This program is recommended for children 4 + years.
Fridays | 4 pm
Saturdays | 11 am, 1 pm & 3pm

Discovery Gateway would like to thank the Salt Lake City Arts Council, Salt Lake County’s Zoo, Arts and Parks Fund, the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation, and the Sorenson Legacy Foundation for their generous support of arts programming.
Summer Camps 

Discovery Gateway is teaming up with community organizations for summer fun and learning! Participants will delve into STEM; explore science & inventors with NHMU; uncover the art, science & fun found in the world with The Leonardo; illuminate what it meas to reduce reuse and recycle with UMOCA! Register today!


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