Field Trips


We Take Play Seriously

Discovery Gateway STEAM-Guided Field Trips encourage students to discover, explore, and create with interactive, hands-on exhibits. Each exhibit features age-appropriate elements that tie into Utah’s core curriculum and SEED standards. Your students will learn about art, science, language, music, healthy lifestyles, careers, and more through interactive play in the museum.

*New* Discovery Gateway Virtual STEAM Field Trips Together we hope to inspire children of all ages and abilities to imagine, discover and connect with their world to make a difference. We are now offering virtual classes of some of our most loved workshops for your students. While the world around them may have changed, they can still experience the Children’s Museum that has been here for over 40 years.

Make Your Reservation


*Field Trips may be canceled to accommodate closures or Social Distancing Guidelines.

AVAILABILITY: Tuesday through Friday
*The museum is closed to the public on Tuesday

COST: $6 PER STUDENT Educators and Chaperones: FREE
Plan on at least 1 chaperone for every 5 students.

LENGTH OF VISIT: 2 HOURS Includes a 5 – 10 minute orientation.

DISCOVERY WORKSHOPS: Select a 15 – 30 minute workshop to pair with your visit! Workshop time is included in length of visit. For more information CLICK HERE.

Virtual Field trips:

AVAILABILITY: Tuesday through Friday

COST:$6 per student
*Funding is available for Public and Charter schools, thanks to Utah State Legislature Informal Science Education Enhancement funding.

Sponsored Field Trips

Public and Charter schools are eligible for free admission and potential reimbursement for transportation for qualified schools, thanks to Utah State Legislature Informal Science Education Enhancement funding and other generous sponsors. Sponsored field trips include an educational workshop in STEAM or financial literacy.
Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis

Field Trip Guidelines

  • Minimum number of students: 15, ages 1+, (except special education groups)
    If your group has fewer than 15 children, you can still receive the excellent discount by paying for a total of 15 children. But please remember that siblings and other children not in your class can still count toward the group total.
  • Maximum number of students per time slot: 150
  • Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Groups must arrive together.
  • School groups are asked to schedule special programming (Additional Workshops) ahead of time with the School and Groups Coordinator if they are interested in participating, as these are normally reserved for our general visitors and often cannot accommodate larger groups.
  • Please allow Discovery Gateway 10 business days to process your request.
  • Your reservation is guaranteed only with a confirmation email.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5-10 business days of your registration, contact us at 801-456-5437 X 122 or at

Special Education Groups

There is no minimum number of students required for special education groups. Please contact us about special visit times that will accommodate the needs of your students.

Bus Transportation Scholarships

We currently offer transportation scholarships to schools with a percentage of free and reduced lunch that exceeds the Title I thresholds. Transportation Scholarships help off-set the cost of bussing depending on your distance from the museum. The application process opens May 1st every year and closes August 31st.
Please contact email us at for more information.

Payment Policy

We require full payment upon arrival before your group is permitted to enter the Museum. We accept cash, credit cards, and personal checks. Purchase orders are not accepted. Please do not pay in advance. Your payment must match the total shown on the confirmation. Refunds will not be issued. If your payment does not equal the total charge, the head chaperone will be required to pay the outstanding balance. Discovery Gateway memberships do not apply toward field trip admissions.


Lunch space is not provided within the Museum for groups. The Plaza at The Gateway (weather permitting) is a great option for large groups. Another option is the Union Pacific building. If you are interested in eating lunch at the Union Pacific, please contact The Gateway offices at (801) 456-2000. The Gateway has asked that you inform them of your group name, size of your group, and the date of your visit. The Gateway Offices only take reservations a week in advance to the date requested. Please note–it is up to you to reserve the Union Pacific building. And there is no guarantee to the use of that space until the day before your visit, due to the fact that they give priority to organizations that pay for the use of that space.