Re-opening Safe Play Procedures

Discovery Gateway is Excited to Welcome You Back!

The safety of you, your family and our staff are our top priority. We have a Safe Play Plan including new protocols that will help ensure the health and safety of everyone who visits and works at Discovery Gateway. While some things have changed, we strive to offer your family a safe and welcoming place to learn through play!

Safe Play Instructions for Visitors
What you can do to help your family and others stay safe while at the museum:

Wear A Mask

Masks are required for guests 2 years old and up. This is a safety measure for yourself and others. If you come to the museum without a mask you may purchase one.

Play Healthy

Please do not come into the Museum if you or anyone in your party is sick, has a fever, has been around someone with COVID-19 or had symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Cough or sneeze into your arm and remind your children to do the same
  • Wash and/or sanitize your and your children’s hands often
  • After using a prop or a small item in an exhibit, place it in the receptacle labeled as “Used/Dirty,” it will then be disinfected
  • Food, drink and gum must be enjoyed outside the museum for everyone’s safety

Play as a Group

Stay in your family group and maintain a 6-foot distance from other groups by following signage and instructions throughout the museum. Be respectful of others and their space. If you feel someone is not following these protocols, please let a staff member know so they can remind them.

Play Together

Parents and caregivers please stay with your children at all times.

Safe Play Protocals

What Discovery Gateway is doing to keep you, your family, and staff safe while at the museum:

  • The museum will use an online ticketing system. We have three 2-hour time blocks with limited admission tickets available for purchase, to ensure social distancing. 
  • We have implemented a rigorous disinfecting schedule using products and procedures outlined by the CDC, the Salt Lake County Health Department, and The State of Utah
  • All surfaces will be disinfected three times a day between each time block and high-touch areas will be disinfected continually during open hours
  • Props will be issued to individual family groups for single use and then disinfected after each use
  • We have increased hand sanitizing stations and offer sanitizing wipes throughout the museum
  • Some high touch areas of the museum have been closed and/or removed to ensure your family’s safety, including the Honey Climber, until the community transitions to the State of Utah green reactivation phase
  • An upgraded air filtration system has been installed in the museum, to help remove respiratory aerosols (droplets from breathing, talking, coughing, and sneezing). The amount of fresh air entering the building has also been increased.
  • The Water Play exhibit is equipped with a filtration system, UV sterilizer, and an automatic chlorine feeder to make sure the water is safe for use. Our staff conducts daily checks to make sure the systems is working properly.
  • All costumes have been removed
  • At this time program classes have been paused and will resume at a later date
  • Staff’s health is monitored daily in accordance with the Utah Lead’s Together Guidelines
  • Staff have been trained to follow new protocols adhering to Salt Lake County Health Department Guidelines
  • Staff are required to wear masks and gloves while on the museum floor and in common spaces
  • You will be notified if it is discovered that a case of COVID-19 is traced to anyone visiting the museum during your visit
Stay Informed
Stay informed and learn more about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how to prevent it and stay safe!

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

World Health Organization (WHO):
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Utah Department of Health:
https://health.utah.gov/coronavirus

Salt Lake County Health Department:
https://slco.org/health/COVID-19/