STEAM Learning Lab – Abstract Leaf Sculpture

  Abstract Leaf Sculpture Ages 5 and up   When Constantin Brancusi arrived in Paris in the early 1900’s he was invited to work with the well-known artist August Rodin. Rodin was famous for being able to create sculptures of humans that looked so detailed that they were lifelike. However, he famously remarked that, “ […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi Yummy for Everyone  Happy Holi! Holi is a Hindu Holiday that celebrates the return of Spring! All over India, and elsewhere, crowds gather to throw brightly colored powder into the air. Check out our ideas from last year about how to have your own celebration at home. As part of your celebration, make […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Watch A Seed Grow

  Watch a Seed Grow Ages 2 and up   During Springtime we are surrounded by plants beginning to grow. Today, we are going to set up a science lab on our window. By using a clear plastic bag, kids can watch what happens to a seed when it sprouts under the dirt. This is […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Cherry Blossom Tree

  Cherry Blossom Tree Ages 3 and up    Now is a great chance to go outside and check out some beautiful blossoms.  In Utah, one of the best places to see some blooms is at the Utah State Capitol.  There are over 400 cherry tree lining the path around The Capitol, and every year […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Contact Paper Rainbow

Contact Paper Rainbow Ages 3 and up, Sensory Friendly In March, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as well as the first day of Spring! During this month it snows less and rains more, and if the sun is out while it’s raining, the water in the air will cause the light from the sun to […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Pointillism Project

  Pointillism Project Ages 3 and up   During the month of March, the Museum is displaying the art of local artist Durga Ekambaram in a new exhibit called Intriguing India. Her artwork displays a lot of artistic mediums, including a painting done in method called pointillism. Her piece, Bharathiyar, uses pointillism and is featured […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Pi Day Picnic

  Pi Day Picnic Great for kids 3 and up with an adult   We like to celebrate Pi Day with a side of Pie. 3.14, or Pi, is roughly the ratio of the circumference of any circle to the diameter. What better way to help people remember then celebrating March 14th with a perfect […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Women Working Together Paper Chain

  Women Working Together Paper Chain Ages 6 and up   Happy International Women’s Day! On March 8th we join with communities all over the world to recognize the accomplishments of women. This art project is a great way to highlight some influential women, and can be a fun excuse to learn about new female […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Which Beak Works Best?

Which Beak Works Best? Ages 3 and up Listen outside-what can you hear? If you are lucky, you might hear some birdsong that signals the beginning of the warmer weather.  Birds songs can all sound so different, and they also have different beaks that are good for eating different things. In this experiment, we will […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Painting with Nature

Painting with Nature Ages 3 and up  Impressionist art is named for its ability to capture the artist’s impressions of a scene. In the 19th century, photography was becoming more common and so artists no longer felt the need to create art that captured a scene in accurate detail. Instead, they wanted to show what […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Rainbow Walking Water

Rainbow Walking Water Ages 5 and up. It’s already March! As we get ready for a month full of fun Springtime events, we thought we would start with this activity that lets kids make their own rainbow indoors. Using some basic kitchen supplies, kids can learn about capillary action. Capillaries are the tiny tubes in […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Astronaut Celebration!

Astronaut Boot Camp! Astronaut Celebration! Ages 2 and up Did you know your child can get letters from current astronauts? If you send a letter (or a card!) along with a self-addressed and stamped envelope, then NASA will send you a response! Simply send your mail to    NASA/Johnson Space Center CB/Astronaut Office Houston, TX […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Tasty Constellations

Astronaut Boot Camp! Tasty Constellations Ages 2 and up This tasty snack is a great way to learn about the stars! Constellations provide landmarks in the night sky and can help stargazers and serious astronomers locate and understand astrological events.  In ancient times, people would have relied on knowledge of constellations as a calendar and […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Starry Night Play dough 

Astronaut Boot Camp! Starry Night Play dough Ages 2+  Space-the final frontier! Learning about space from a young age is not only important but can also be a lot of fun. It can be difficult for those who are younger to grasp a concept as large as space which is why a sensory activity is a great learning tool to […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Solar System Mobile

Solar System  Mobile Ages 7 and up with an adult For older kids who are learning about space in their classrooms, creating a solar system sun mobile is a great way to tie everything they’ve been learning and doing from the comfort of their home. Plus, it makes for an eye-catching addition that any kid […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Making a Lunar Landscape

Making a Lunar Landscape Ages 3 and up Why does the Moon have craters? Today we are going to do an experiment to learn about the lunar surface by making a model. In science, the term model means creating a representation of something in order to understand universal scientific principles. By making this model we […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Fried Milk, Confucius Institute

Fried Milk Confucius Institute We are thrilled to share this recipe with you in celebration of the Chinese New Year! Special thanks to the Confucius Institute at The University of Utah for sharing this amazing recipe with us! Watch the tutorial video here: https://youtu.be/QhUVHjg3bO4   Ingredients: Whole milk: 2 cups + 1 tbsp (500g)  Cornstarch: 160g […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Purely Presidential Fitness Routine

Purely Presidential Fitness Routine Throughout the history of The United States, we have had many different personalities in the White House. While they have all had different ways to reduce stress and stay healthy, many of occupants of the Oval Office included some daily exercise as a way to get out of the office and […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Healthy Rice Crispy Treats

Healthy Rice Crispy Treats Ages 2+ February is the month of valentines and showing our love to the people around us. This can often mean a month filled with tasty treats. Rice Crispy Treats are often seen as a special treat for kids, since they are tasty, sweet, and filling. But these treats are high in fat and […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Heart Shaped Glasses

Heart Shaped Glasses Ages 4 and up Happy February! This month we are celebrating Valentine’s Day with our pals at Friends For Sight.  Friends for Sight’s mission is to Save Sight and Change Lives. They do this by providing free screenings, helping people of all ages and backgrounds access quality eye care, and disseminating information […]

Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Camps March 29 – April 2   Colors of Spring – Ages 4-6 10am – 11am From mountains blanketed in green to the brilliant reds and yellows of blooming tulips, the outside world is alight with colors every spring. Join Discovery Gateway as we explore the many properties of colors with crafts, experiments, […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Buildin’ Muscles

Buildin’ Muscles Ages 3 and up In this activity students will learn what types of foods will keep their muscles strong, as well as make their own healthy recipe! Each of these ingredients can help keep our body strong! Fruit has vitamins that we need to stay healthy, and yogurt can be a good source […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Q-tip Skeleton

Q-tip Skeleton Ages 3 and up Skeletons aren’t just for Halloween! They are also a fun way to think about how our body moves. By making this fun Q-tip skeleton kids can think about the different bones that are in their bodies, and the way that those bones move. Let’s grab some simple supplies and […]

STEAM Learning Lab – A Snow Day Celebration

A Snow Day Celebration Winter can be a great time to stay inside curled up with a good book, but it can also be a great chance to experience Utah’s famous snow!  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats seems to perfectly capture the fun that can be had playing in the snow. It can […]