Field Trip


Field Trip

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We Take Play Seriously

Discovery Gateway STEAM-Guided Field Trips encourage students to discover, explore, and create with interactive, hands-on lessons and 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 workshops with practical application in the museum.

Field Trip FAQs

Minimum amount of students: 15
Maximum amount of students: 100

Monday through Friday (available time slots divided):

  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
    (See our Link for more information)

*** The museum is closed to the public on Tuesday but opened only for the field trip groups scheduled. This option is great for large groups or teachers who want to give their students extra room to play. While the museum is closed to the public on Tuesdays, there may be other field trips groups there as well.

*** A Tuesday field trip does not guarantee you will have the entire museum to yourself. Please contact us at if you’re interested in a museum buy-out.

  • Plan on at least 1 chaperone for every 5 students. We require a 5:1 ratio of students to chaperones.
  • Please reach out to for approval if you’re planning to have more than a 3:1 ratio.
  • Unplanned chaperones may be required to pay the standard entrance fee.
    Educators and Chaperones: FREE

    Educators and Chaperones: FREE

Your group will be able to stay in the museum for a maximum of 2 hours, lunchtime not included.

Your group can book our lunch space for 30 minutes after your scheduled museum time at no additional cost. Space is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and arrangements must be made when you book your field trip.

Our location offers many great options for outdoor lunch seating as well. Inquire with our field trips staff if you’re interested in more information regarding outdoor spaces near us.

  • Chaperones are invited to join the field trips at no extra charge in order to assist and support the museum staff in enforcing guidelines and monitoring safety.
  • Chaperones will be given identifying badges, and will be expected to stay with their assigned group at all times.
  • Chaperones displaying negligent or disrespectful behavior may be asked to leave the museum.

Select a 10 – 25 minute workshop to pair with your visit! Workshop time is included in the length of the visit.

iSEE Recipients are required to participate in a workshop. Private Groups have the option to opt-out of a workshop.
For more information and workshop topics CLICK HERE

Thanks to the Utah State Legislature’s Informal Science Education Enhancement fund and other generous sponsors, we are able to provide qualifying public and charter schools within the state of Utah covered field trips.

The only cost iSEE groups are responsible for is transportation to and from the museum.

Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If your group has been selected to receive these funds, you will receive an “iSEE Recipient Guidelines” document along with your confirmation email.

  • Minimum number of students: 15, ages 1+, 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: 100
  • Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Groups must arrive together.
  • School groups are asked to select and confirm workshops ahead of time with the field trips staff to allow for proper preparation prior to your arrival.
  • Please allow Discovery Gateway up to 10 business days to process your request.
  • Your reservation is guaranteed only with a confirmation email.
  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding your field trip request form, contact us at 801-456-5437 #117 or at

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.

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.