Communities for Immunity

For Immediate Release

Contact: Ashley Mitchell,, (719) 424-9500

Discovery Gateway Awarded “Communities for Immunity” Grant

Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum (DGCM) is one of 50 institutions that has been awarded a “Communities for Immunity” grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

This grant funding will be used to promote STEM education and good health practices in Salt Lake County. DGCM is working with the Salt Lake County Library to host free Family STEM nights at branches throughout the county where children can participate in fun science activities and parents can talk to science or health experts. Food will be provided from IRC’s Spice Kitchen and free mobile vaccination clinics will be available for those interested. These events will take place from January through March. Watch for announcements to see if a free Family STEM night will be held at a branch near you.

“We are excited to have this opportunity to partner with the library to serve the children in our community. At the children’s museum, our goal is to support the education and wellbeing of children in Utah,” said Executive Director and CEO, Kathleen Bodenlos.

Please visit Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum website and social media for details and live updates.

About Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum is located in downtown Salt Lake City at 444 West 100 South and has been a Salt Lake favorite for over 40 years. It is a contemporary children’s museum offering 60,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on educational fun. Through engaging exhibits, workshops, programs and classes, the entire family will be able to enjoy a unique educational experience that combines creativity, play and learning. The mission of the children’s museum is to inspire children of all ages and abilities to imagine, discover and connect with their world to make a difference. For information, please call 801-456-5437 or visit