About Us

Our Mission

To inspire children of all ages and abilities to imagine, discover, and connect with their world to make a difference.

Our Vision

To be the most trusted and preferred family discovery center and child-centered educational resource in the intermountain west.

The Premier Children’s Museum in Utah

“Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum provides opportunities for children and families to learn while at play with hands-on exhibits and rich programming that provide a platform for education and creativity. The Discovery Gateway team partners with community organizations, artists, and performers to ensure that our programming is welcoming and representative of the diverse families and children we serve.”
 – Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum Executive Director Laurie Hopkins

Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

Discovery Gateway children’s museum is a non-profit organization. Download a copy of our tax-exempt return.

Discovery Gateway’s programs and exhibits are designed to address the many ways that children learn, as well as to help parents understand and support their children’s development. Our engaging and interactive activities inspire creative play and learning, and fun for the entire family.

Formerly The Children’s Museum of Utah, our organization was founded in 1978 by a group of parents, educators, and community leaders who believed that children learn the best through “doing.” In 2006, The Children’s Museum of Utah moved into our 60,000 square-foot, world-class facility and officially became Discovery Gateway children’s museum.