STEAM Learning Lab – Rainbow Walking Water

Rainbow Walking Water Ages 5 and up. It’s already March! As we get ready for a month full of fun Springtime events, we thought we would start with this activity that lets kids make their own rainbow indoors. Using some basic kitchen supplies, kids can learn about capillary action. Capillaries are the tiny tubes in […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Astronaut Celebration!

Astronaut Boot Camp! Astronaut Celebration! Ages 2 and up Did you know your child can get letters from current astronauts? If you send a letter (or a card!) along with a self-addressed and stamped envelope, then NASA will send you a response! Simply send your mail to    NASA/Johnson Space Center CB/Astronaut Office Houston, TX […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Starry Night Play dough 

Astronaut Boot Camp! Starry Night Play dough Ages 2+  Space-the final frontier! Learning about space from a young age is not only important but can also be a lot of fun. It can be difficult for those who are younger to grasp a concept as large as space which is why a sensory activity is a great learning tool to […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Solar System Mobile

Solar System  Mobile Ages 7 and up with an adult For older kids who are learning about space in their classrooms, creating a solar system sun mobile is a great way to tie everything they’ve been learning and doing from the comfort of their home. Plus, it makes for an eye-catching addition that any kid […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Making a Lunar Landscape

Making a Lunar Landscape Ages 3 and up Why does the Moon have craters? Today we are going to do an experiment to learn about the lunar surface by making a model. In science, the term model means creating a representation of something in order to understand universal scientific principles. By making this model we […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Fried Milk, Confucius Institute

Fried Milk Confucius Institute We are thrilled to share this recipe with you in celebration of the Chinese New Year! Special thanks to the Confucius Institute at The University of Utah for sharing this amazing recipe with us! Watch the tutorial video here: https://youtu.be/QhUVHjg3bO4   Ingredients: Whole milk: 2 cups + 1 tbsp (500g)  Cornstarch: 160g […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Purely Presidential Fitness Routine

Purely Presidential Fitness Routine Throughout the history of The United States, we have had many different personalities in the White House. While they have all had different ways to reduce stress and stay healthy, many of occupants of the Oval Office included some daily exercise as a way to get out of the office and […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Healthy Rice Crispy Treats

Healthy Rice Crispy Treats Ages 2+ February is the month of valentines and showing our love to the people around us. This can often mean a month filled with tasty treats. Rice Crispy Treats are often seen as a special treat for kids, since they are tasty, sweet, and filling. But these treats are high in fat and […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Heart Shaped Glasses

Heart Shaped Glasses Ages 4 and up Happy February! This month we are celebrating Valentine’s Day with our pals at Friends For Sight.  Friends for Sight’s mission is to Save Sight and Change Lives. They do this by providing free screenings, helping people of all ages and backgrounds access quality eye care, and disseminating information […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Leaf Color Chemistry

Looking outside we can see the first leaves starting to change color as fall begins. While kids understand that leaves changing colors (and falling off trees) is something that happens every autumn, and some may even understand that this happens from a lack of chlorophyll, this is a great experiment to really help them understand how leaves get their colors.

STEAM Learning Lab – Jacob Lawrence City Scape

Today we are celebrating the birthday of famous artist, Jacobs Lawrence. Lawrence was born on September 7th, 1917 and is one of the best known African-American painters of the 20th century. Throughout his life, he found ways to help teach others in his community, and also to capture daily life in New York and Harlem.

STEAM Learning Lab – Pinecone Weather Station

It is a perfect time for a walk as fall approaches! No matter your age, nature walks can be a great chance to practice science in a fun way. It is an especially valuable way to introduce very young children to scientific inquiry. Today, we are going to be setting up a science experiment with pinecones.

STEAM Learning Lab – A Mask for Me and My Friend!

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.

STEAM Learning Lab – Pop-Up Paper Museum

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!

STEAM Learning Lab – Instrument Adventures

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.

STEAM Learning Lab – Leaves and Leaf Rubbings

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.

STEAM Learning Lab – Ice Fishing

While it may be getting warmer in Utah, in some parts of the world it is still cold and snowy. At the South Pole, the warmest temperature ever recorded was nine degrees Fahrenheit! This is good news for animals who love the cold, and also for snowmen. After all, only heat can melt the snow and ice, right? Let’s try a little experiment to find out more!

The Science of Sameera Moussa

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.

Billie Holiday and the Science of Sound

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.

Craft Corner

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christamas at Discovery Gateway! With Christmas is just around the corner, we are making fun and easy gifts that your children can make for their friends and family!

Stick Dice Game

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Clay Creations

Join us in the STEAM Lab for science-focused experiences!