The Best Parties for Children of All Ages

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


Bunny Hop
Every March or April

Hippity-hop on over to Discovery Gateway for a special morning with the Easter Bunny! This event kicks off with a private Easter egg hunt in the museum before it opens. The fun continues with art and science activities, garden snacks, and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Guaranteed to be an eggcellent time! Pre-registration required. Stay tuned for more information!

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Zap Free Day
Every March | Free Museum Admission

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


Week of The Young Child
Every April | Free with Museum Admission   

Every year Discovery Gateway celebrates 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.


Children’s Festival FUNdraiser
Every June | Free with Museum Admission
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Kick off summer and help support educational play at the Discovery Gateway Children’s Festival FUNdraiser! Fun activities for the whole family such as bouncy houses, science & art experiences, balloon art, face-painting, and literacy-based magic shows.


October 8, 2016
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Help deliver the museum’s experiences to all children in our community by joining us for delicious hors d’oeuvres, desserts, drinks, and play! If you’ve ever dreamed of beecoming a zookeeper, a ballerina, or an astronaut, get ready to bid on silent auction items that promise to make those dreams come true for a day!

All funds help sponsor admissions for low-income and at-risk children and families. Discovery Gateway is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating and inspiring children to imagine what they can becomeTickets required.


BOOtober! at Discovery Gateway

Join us for family-friendly parties, workshops, and spooky, silly play throughout the entire month of October.

Special Celebrations

Witches’ Tea Party: Family party hosted by crafty DG Witches with spooky spells, witches’ balls, magic show, and tasty treats. Pre-registration required.
Boo-Fest with KUED: Dress up for play and join KUED Kids at Discovery Gateway for a Halloween event. Special activities include meeting a favorite PBS character and a show screening.
Kooky Spooky Halloween Party: Dress up the little Ghosts & Goblins and bring the Princesses & Pop Stars to Discovery Gateway to enjoy a full day of Halloween celebrations guaranteed to be kooky spooky fun for the whole family!


Breakfast with Santa
Every December | Dates TBA
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Enjoy a tasty warm breakfast, holiday crafts, and play time in the Museum with Jolly Old Saint Nick every December! Pre-registration required. Stay tuned for more information!

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