Non-stop, Hands-on Fun

Our galleries offer visitors hours of interactive play and learning. Explore our exhibits online through the information and pictures below!


Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!

Open September 24 thru January 16 in the Special Exhibits Gallery!
Discovery Gateway’s newest traveling exhibit brings the award-winning PBS Kids TV series Sid the Science Kid to life. Kids will be able to step into Sid’s world and become “science kids” themselves. It’s sure to be a super-duper-ooper-schmooper good time! Click here for more information.

Local sponsorship is provided by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and The Gateway. Media sponsorship provided by KUED PBS Kids.

Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! created by The Magic House in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company. TM & © 2013 The Jim Henson Company. All Rights Reserved.



The Garden

A 30-foot beehive greets visitors to The Garden, an exhibit where children and adults work together to keep things “buzzing” with all sorts of balls.



Kid’s Eye View

In the Kid’s Eye View exhibit, children can explore the big, wide world on a kid-sized scale in eight different areas: Construction Zone, Water Play, Harmons Neighborhood Grocer, Ken Garff Service Station, Climbing Wall, Utah Family Farm, Gerri’s House.

Infants and toddlers, age 4 and under, can practice their motor skills in Hatch, Waddle, and Fly.



Story Factory & Sensory Room

The Story Factory exhibit area offers visitors numerous ways to explore telling a story. Make your own animation, learn about social stories, create and perform your own plays on the theater stage.

Stop by our sensory room to tickle or relax your body senses through touch boxes, plasma balls, lights, and more.



Block Party

Join the party with Imagination Playground big blue blocks. From crawlers to climbers, kids of all ages will be able to build amazing structures from floor to ceiling, connecting parts into the gallery walls, and transforming the space with power of their imaginations. Photos by Trent Nelson.



DG Derby, STEAM Studio & STEAM Lab

DG Derby: Powered by Gravity now open as part of the Studio exhibit space. Kids will experience the thrill of competition and discover the fun of physics. This exhibit features a 37 foot all-aluminum super smooth track specifically designed for pinewood derby style racing and includes pre-made pinewood cars as well as Lego™ brand parts that can be assembled within the exhibit space to create the speediest cars in town.

On the other side, the worlds of the artist, scientist, and engineer combine in this hands-on creative space. Build with Legos® and Magformers®, test structures on our earthquake table, discover what type of paper contraption flies best, and more!



Intermountain Healthcare Saving Lives

Put your rescue skills to the test as an Emergencey Room medical staff, pilot, paramedic, or command center staff on the Outdoor Terrace. Learn how to perform life-saving surgeries in our kid-sized Primary Children’s Emergency Room.



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