The Best Parties for Children of All Ages

From spectacular annual parties to impromptu celebrations, the Museum hosts events year round.

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Zap Free Day | Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Free Admission

Thank you to the voters of Salt Lake County for supporting the Zoos, Arts, and Parks program (ZAP).


April 12-18, 2015 | Free with Museum Admission   

For the past five years Discovery Gateway has celebrated the national event, Week of the Young Child. In partnership with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), this event recognizes and celebrates the importance of early childhood education. The Museum features a week of special programming and events for parents, children, and community leaders.


Discovery Gateway Children’s Festival

June 20, 2015 | 11 am – 7 pm
All activities at Discovery Gateway: $5 Members | $10 Non-Members
The Chalk Art Festival is free and open to the public.

Celebrate the arrival of summer in Downtown SLC at the Discovery Gateway Children’s Festival. There will be activities for kids of all ages, including face painting, balloon art, science demos, art experiences, prize giveaways and much more! Discovery Gateway is proud to partner with the Utah Foster Care Foundation’s annual Chalk Art Festival, by planning both events to coincide on the same day! Bring the whole family to enjoy the beautiful chalk art alongside entertainment featuring local cultural and youth performance groups at the museum! 

Proceeds benefit Discovery Gateway’s educational programs and exhibits.  

Summer Camps at Discovery Gateway

Inventor’s workshop!

July 14 – 17, 2015 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm | $224.00
Discovery Gateway is teaming up with the Natural History Museum of Utah to bring you summer fun and learning! Learn more and register today!

Discovery Gateway Halloween Super Spooktacular

SUPER FUN Halloween Spooktacular

A Special Fundraising Event
Friday, October 31, 2014
11 am -7 pm
$5 Members | $10 Non-Members

This year’s festivities will feature more scare-free fun than ever before including trick-or-treat in our Front Door Maze, Kipper Brothers puppet shows, a Mike Hamilton magic show, STEM programming, art experiences, and special activities for preschoolers!

Proceeds benefit Discovery Gateway’s educational programs and exhibits.


Breakfast & Brunch with Santa

Saturdays, Dec. 6, 13 & 20 from 8-10 am & Sundays, Dec. 14 & 21 from 10 am – 12 pm 
$22/child;$27/adult Members $27/child; $32/adult Nonmembers 
Come enjoy a tasty warm breakfast or brunch, holiday crafts, and play time in the Museum with Jolly Old Saint Nick!

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