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.
STEAM Studio + Lab
Discovery Gateway’s daily STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs offer a wide variety of real world, inquiry-based, participant-focused, and engaging experiences. Programs may vary from short 10-15 minute introductory activities to more in-depth family learning experiences that can last 30 to 60 minutes. Local artist, scientists, and other community partners such as the Bureau of Land Management, U of U Science Department, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and the Utah Division of Arts and Museums are a few of the community partners who have collaborated with the museum. We strongly believe that through interaction with the museums STEAM exhibits and programs participants have the opportunity to experience wonder, inquiry, experimentation, problem solving and are most importantly playing to learn.
Good to Grow Yoga
Mondays | 3 pm
Join us every Monday for Family Style Yoga. Cooperative games, theme activities, storytelling, music, and art engage the natural energy and enthusiasm of the 3-10 year old child along with their grown ups. Classes explore Yoga poses, breathing exercises, visual imagery and relaxation techniques while conveying lessons in self-expression, body image, social skills, positive thinking, and environmental awareness. Class for 3-10 years. Sign up to participate at the Information Desk.
Music in Motion
Mondays | 11 am & 12 pm
Sing, Dance, and explore with musical instruments! Children learn to express themselves creatively through sound and movement in this class. Made possible by Salt Lake County Zoo Arts & Parks, Wells Fargo, and Snell & Wilmer Foundation. Class for children 18 months and older. Parents must remain with their child during entire session. Sign up to participate at the information desk. Limit 12 students per class.
Time for Tots
Tuesdays | 11 am, 12, 2 & 3 pm
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.
Creative Kids – Family ARTWorks Program
Wednesdays | 11 am, 12, 2 & 3 pm
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.
Thursdays | 11 am, 12, 2 & 3 pm
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.
Dollars & Cents
Fridays | 11 am & 12 pm
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.
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.
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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