Saturday, May 21st | 11am-1pm Scales and Tails Utah is coming to Discovery Gateway! They will be bringing an amazing collection of exotic birds from around the world for an exciting show that includes an Old German Owl Pigeon, a Scaly Breasted Lorikeet, a Trumpeter Hornbill, an Umbrella Cockatoo, a Rainbow Lorikeet, and a Green […]
Friday, February 18th | 4pm-6pm Bring the kids along to play in the museum with our wonderful staff and educators, while you enjoy a free paint class with our art instructor. Enjoy the evening with your hunny, and take home your painting to remember the occasion. This is event is only open for Discovery Gateway […]
Come enjoy a spooktacular tea afternoon featuring a reptile show, spooky crafts, broom obstacle courses and hands on science programming just in time for Halloween!
Come see LIVE artists create and listen to Opera singers during International Artist and Opera day! *Free with Admission
As we explore our monthly artist Van Gogh, children will recreate his famous pieces! Come and create a starry night paper mache moon in Van Gogh styling in this paid class and meet the famous artist who will pop by to read a storybook about his life! (Photo Op Included)
Come enjoy a FREE day at the museum and experience our heath fair that offers families FREE health screenings for children! Sign up for reservations here or call in/reserve at our admissions desk
Crafts and Concoctions – Ages 2-5 July 12-July 14 10am-12pm Science and art are more similar than you think! Join us this week as we create beautiful pieces of art and explore the science behind them. Things will be fizzing, popping, and changing colors in this exciting camp. Little ones will get to do salt-watercolor […]
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum is hosting a LIVE Bird show with Hawkwatch International where children can learn about animal sciences, listen to a storybook and meet a Golden Eagle! *Free with admission Photo opp included!
We are celebrating the last week of our spooky month by dedicating an entire week to pumpkins! Learn more about these gorgeous gourds with daily STEAM Learning Lab lessons. Today we bring you two lessons: Glowing Mummy Pumpkins and a tasty Pumpkin Seed Treat!
We are celebrating the last week of our spooky month by dedicating an entire week to pumpkins! Learn more about these gorgeous gourds with daily STEAM Learning Lab lessons. Today we bring you two lessons: Mystical Fairy Houses and Pumpkin Bowling!
We are celebrating the last week of our spooky month by dedicating an entire week to pumpkins! Learn more about these gorgeous gourds with daily STEAM Learning Lab lessons. Icky Pumpkin Guts Slime and Pumpkin Leaves!
We are celebrating the last week of our spooky month by dedicating an entire week to pumpkins! Learn more about these gorgeous gourds with daily STEAM Learning Lab lessons. Design an Emoji Pumpkins and create poetry in today’s lessons!
We are celebrating the last week of our spooky month by dedicating an entire week to pumpkins! Learn more about these gorgeous gourds with daily STEAM Learning Lab lessons. Today we bring you two lessons: Marbled Pumpkins, and a counting lesson with Pumpkins on the Vine!
One of the best ways to teach kids about science is through play. By doing these experiments with toy cars, we can teach kids about physics and the scientific process.
Happy Pioneer Day! Let’s celebrate by making this tasty dessert and do a fun science experiment.
Today we are learning about simple machines. Simple machines are devices with few or no moving parts that make work easier. Without the help of simple machines, a lot of the things we do would be much more difficult!
Summer in Utah is warming up fast! A great way to beat the heat is with a cool and yummy treat! This is a fun way to get your kids into in the kitchen to help you make something healthy and delicious. You can you use many different kinds of fruit and fun molds, so get creative and stay cool!
Do you know that 90% of bees are solitary bees? Unlike Queen Steve and her hive, solitary bees live alone out in the wild. Solitary bees don’t make honey, but they are responsible for pollinating a majority of wild plants and 30% of agricultural crops.
Murals are a painting that is painted directly onto a wall. The Gateway Center is home to our museum, and also the most murals of any block in Salt Lake City. This month, Discovery Gateway has commissioned local artist, Sharilyn Shumway, to add a mural on our first floor.
Engineers make buildings of all shapes and sizes, but most of them start with the same basic building blocks. Learn about different shapes and discover which are the strongest in this simple building activity.
Dancing has been a favorite way for people to tell stories, express emotion, and get active since the beginnings of history. Join us as we learn about popular dances from all over the world.
Today we are going to teach you how to make an easy no-sew mask with just a t-shirt you no longer use or want and some scissors. To protect ourselves and others from COVID-19 the CDC now recommends wearing cloth face covering when in public to help keep ourselves and others safe. Wearing masks along with handwashing, coughing into your sleeve, and continuing to social distance are all ways we can stay healthy and safe.
What is your favorite memory in the museum? Since you can’t come visit the museum yet, we thought the museum could come and visit you! Make your very own simple 3D version of the museum to play with! Post a picture of your museum and tag us on social media!
Feeling a bit stiff being stuck inside all day? Get active with this fun family game! Challenge your child to stretch their muscles and their brain while learning how to tell time!
DGCM has a long history of supporting local artists. This year, in spite of needing to social distance, we are supporting artists by joining with the Mundi Project to present online concerts throughout the summer. These concerts will be an interactive experience for the whole family.
Today we’re going to do a fun project and learn about leaves, which are a very important part of a plant. Leaves are how a plant makes its own food! Leaves turn sunlight into food for the plant through a process called photosynthesis. They use a chemical called chlorophyll to do this, and that chemical is what makes the leaves green. There are all kinds of shapes and sizes of leaves, but they all do the same things and have the same parts.
If you’ve ever pulled or squeezed a spring, or stretched a rubber band, you felt the tension as the object was about to bounce back to its shape before you pulled or squeezed it. That tension is stored energy, or potential energy. Once you let go, that energy is released and turns into kinetic energy.
Today we are going to learn about seeds! Seeds are everywhere, when a flower is pollinated it grows seeds so that more plants can grow. Sometimes these seeds are scattered by nature, sometimes they are planted by people to grow new plants.
In the STEAM Studio Discovery Gateway’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs offer a wide variety of real world, inquiry-based, participant-focused, and engaging experiences. Programs may vary from short 10-15 minute introductory activities to more in-depth family learning experiences that can last 30 to 60 minutes.
A children’s classic, with a few twists. Jack is worried about the noisy thunder shaking up his farm. A slick salesman, a few magic beans, and he is climbing the beanstalk to investigate. It’s that pesky giant, of course – sneezing!