“The more you learn, the better feeling you have about yourself and the world we live in.”
– Fred Rogers

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 Discovery Gateway program is based on research, evaluation, and testing.

Early Childhood

Curiosity Shop Classes
Early Childhood programs serve as the platform for learning through experiential play. Classes are recommended for children ages 18 months to 8 years and include Music in Motion, Times for Tots, Creative Kids, Little Scientist, and Dollars & Cents.


Studio + Lab
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs offer a wide variety of inquiry-based, participant-focused, and engaging experiences. Programs vary from 10-15 minute introductory activities to in-depth 30 to 60 minute family learning experiences. Recommended for children ages 2+ yrs.

World Connections

Cultural Programs
Discover and connect with Utah’s diverse communities during World Connections events throughout the year where many community groups, local artists, and performers are invited to share their talents and cultural traditions with children and families.

Summer Camps

Myth Busted Summer Camp with The Leonardo

August 6 – 10 | 1st & 2nd Grade
Have you ever wondered about those fun, silly legends that we often hear about, such as the five second rule? Now is your opportunity to test some of them out at the Leonardo with the Discovery Gateway Myth investigating team!

Summer Camps

Get ready for a STEAM-Powered Summer!

Discovery Gateway offers a variety of Summer Camps for children K- 4th Grade. There’s half and full day camps available with our community partners The Leonardo, Samba Fogo, and Red Butte Garden. Check back in March for more updates and registration requirements.

Upcoming Events

Puppet Show | The Space Adventure July 21 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

On the way to his birthday, our intrepid astronaut boy gets marooned on the mysterious Planet X. He encounters furry aliens, a space worm, and even a rock monster. Are they friends or foes? And how can he fix his broken spaceship?

Pioneer Day July 24 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Pioneer Day at Discovery Gateway! Join us to learn what it'd be like to be a kid on the Oregon Trail, make Pioneer bonnets, and celebrate our Beehive State!

Sensory Inclusive Afternoon July 31 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$10 per person. All children and families are invited to this sensory-inclusive afternoon of play!