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.


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Time for Tots

Become a master storyteller and develop your child’s critical thinking skills during this class. This session is designed to introduce children to books and the world of literacy. Made possible by the Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation and the Ruth Eleanor and John Ernest Bamberger Memorial Foundation. Class for children 18 months – 3 years. Sign up to participate at the Information Desk. Limit 12 students per class.

Tuesdays | 11 am, 12, 2 & 3 pm



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Creative Kids – Family ARTWorks Program

Children will explore their inner artist through creative work with a variety of materials, including paint, clay, and glue. Made possible by Salt Lake City Arts Council, Salt Lake County’s Zoo, Arts, and Parks program, the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation, Ruth Eleanor, John Ernest Bamberger Memorial Foundation, Marriner S. Eccles Foundation, Rocky Mountain Power, Simmons Family Foundation, and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. For children ages 2 – 5 years. Sign up to participate at the Info Desk. Limit 12 students per class. 

Wednesdays | 11 am, 12, 2 & 3 pm



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Little Scientist

Children are encouraged to ask questions about nature and to seek answers through collecting things, counting and measuring, making observations, and experimenting. Made possible by the Henry W. and Leslie M. Eskuche Foundation, AT&T, Lawrence T. And Janet T. Dee Foundation, and the Ruth Eleanor and John Ernest Bamberger Memorial Foundation. For children ages 2 – 5 years. Sign up to participate at the Info Desk. Limit 12 students per class. 

Thursdays | 11 am, 12, 2 & 3 pm



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Dollars & Cents

In this class children will explore numbers and other pre-math concepts, use coins, and pretend money, as children learn how money works. This is a developmentally appropriate approach to financial literacy for young children. Made possible by the Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation and the Ruth Eleanor and John Ernest Bamberger Memorial Foundation, Fidelity Investments, and Sallie Mae Bank. For children ages 3 years and older. Sign up to participate at the Info Desk. Limit 12 students per class.

Fridays | 11 am & 12 pm



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Science Matters: Science Lab & Open Science Workshop

Families will explore evidence, conduct experiments, and draw conclusions with different scientific themes. These programs are recommended for children 4 + years.

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Science Matters is made possible by the Henry W. & Leslie M. Eskuche Foundation, and AT&T.



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Beverly Taylor Sorenson ArtSpace for Children

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.

Every first Saturday of the month is Super Art Saturday, free art workshops for families, from 11 am – 1 pm and 2-5 pm.

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Arts programming is generously supported by Salt Lake City Arts Council, Salt Lake County’s Zoo, Arts and Parks Fund, the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation, the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, Rocky Mountain Power, and Simmons Family Foundation.



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