Help Our Museum Thrive! Donate Now.

Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum needs you! On March 13, 2020 the museum had to temporarily close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 18, 2020 the 5.7 magnitude earthquake caused some damage to our facility.
These challenges come at one of the busiest times of year for the children’s museum and we are unable to say when we will reopen to serve our visitors. Over 50% of the museum’s operating revenue comes from admission sales, memberships, birthday parties and events, so the museum is not able to earn any of this income for the duration of the closure.
Please consider helping us now to ensure that when it is safe to reopen the museum we have all the resources we need to provide children and families with the same level of quality exhibits and programs that we offered before the COVID-19 pandemic and the earthquake.
 By making a donation, you are making a commitment to kids by supporting early childhood education. All proceeds go directly to Discovery Gateway. 
Ways to Support Your Favorite Children’s Museum!

For nearly 40 years, Discovery Gateway children’s museum has been educating and inspiring generation after generation of local children, first as The Children’s Museum of Utah, and now at our present location at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City.

Help us continue to create family memories, cultivate creative expression, spark scientific curiosity, and encourage kids of all ages to imagine, discover, and connect with their world to make a difference. There are several ways for individuals to contribute to the Museum and its mission.

Give Online

In one simple click you can donate and help us make a difference for kids in our community.

Buy A Gift Membership

Buying a gift membership is the perfect way to give! The membership won’t be activated until your first visit back to the museum when we reopen, giving you a full year of learning through play! Learn more here!

Text to Give

Text 1(844) 544-7171 Code: DGCM1

Amazon Smile

You shop. Amazon gives to Discovery Gateway. Amazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Discovery Gateway when you shop at AmazonSmile.

1. Go to
2. Select Discovery Gateway as your charitable organization
3. Bookmark and support Discovery Gateway every time you shop

Smith’s Reward Card

Support Discovery Gateway every time you shop at Smith’s!

Sign up is quick, free, and easy! Click here to log in or create an account. Then, link your rewards card to Discovery Gateway by entering the number 64791 and click save! Now, every time you shop at Smith’s with your rewards card, 0.5% of your order will be donated to Discovery Gateway.

Signing up for this program is completely free, and you still earn fuel points every time you shop.

Bumble Bee Bash Fundraiser

Discovery Gateway’s annual gala and fundraiser helps to sponsor admissions for low-income and at-risk children and families. Discovery Gateway is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating and inspiring children to imagine what they can BEEcome! Click here for more information.

Children’s Festival Fundraiser

Every June, Discovery Gateway holds a wonderful festival to kick off summer and help support educational play at the Museum.


Make an important difference in the lives of children every day!
Click here for more information about volunteering.