|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 Gatewayâ€™s daily classes and weekly workshops are free with admission to the Museum, and every DG program is based on research, evaluation, and testing.
Become a master storyteller and develop your childâ€™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 â€“ 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
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 â€“ 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
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 â€“ 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
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 â€“ 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
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
Led by DGâ€™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 & 3pmDiscovery Gateway would like to thank the Salt Lake City Arts Council, Salt Lake Countyâ€™s Zoo, Arts and Parks Fund, the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation, and the Sorenson Legacy Foundation for their generous support of arts programming.
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