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!
At 1,600 square feet, the Move It exhibit is an expansive play space featuring a challenging obstacle course, a cushioned mat area for yoga and stretching, and a multi-use space for jump roping and hula hooping. 60 minutes a day of play and physical activity is recommended for children, and with all that jumping, balancing, hopping, crawling, sliding, stretching, and digging in Move It, those 60 minutes are easily guaranteed!
The Reading Nook features several iconic pieces from the museum’s original Beck Street location that have been re-imagined to create the perfect reading space. It is also home to the Take a Book, Leave a Book lending library in partnership with Salt Lake Public Library and KUED PBS Kids. Bring in a book for another family to enjoy in exchange for a new-to-you book to take home!
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.
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 Emergency 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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