Inspiring Creative Play and Learning

Discovery Gateway offers more than 60,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on fun. Explore our engaging workshops, programs, and exhibits that invite the whole family to create, learn, and play together!

Kid observing Honey Climber section at the museum
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Plan Your Visit

Museum Hours

Monday, Wednesday – Sunday

Tuesdays

10 AM – 6 PM

CLOSED

Holiday Hours

Museum Closures (All Day):

Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Admission Fee (per person)

Child (Ages 1-17)

Adult (Ages 18-64)

Senior Citizen (Age 65+)

Members & Children under 1

$12.50

$13.50

$12.50

Free!

***Bring in your EBT/WIC/SNAP to sign up family membership for $50/year or $5/person (one time visit)

*** There is a private nursing room for use on the first floor next to Art Studio for our nursing mothers.

*** No refunds on museum admission tickets

Parking

0 – 1 hour

1 – 6 hours                       

Lost Tickes

Free

$2.00 Every hour (i.e. $12.00 for 6 hours)

$20

Father and Son at Water Play Section in the Museum

If you’re finding fun things to do with kids this summer, one of the most popular attractions at the museum is the Indoor Water Play exhibits. This exhibit provides a safe and interactive environment for children to learn about the properties of water and engage in sensory play. From water fountains to connecting water route, children can have a blast while learning about the importance of water conservation and the science behind water.

In addition to our paleo exhibit and all other indoor play exhibits. The Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum provides a range of art programs that enable children to showcase their imagination and creativity using diverse art forms. With the guidance of skilled instructors, children can experiment with various mediums and techniques, including painting, drawing, sculpture, and collage. Kids at all ages including adults are encouraged to participate in our daily art program, check out the calendar here!

Kids and mother doing arts at Museum's Art Studio

The museum’s mission is to encourage families to collaborate, acquire knowledge, and have fun together. Through its interactive exhibits and programs, Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum aims to foster a love for learning and exploration in children of all ages. Whether it’s through building structures with blocks, solving puzzles, or participating in role-playing activities, children are encouraged to use their imagination and critical thinking skills to engage with the exhibits.

Overall, Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum is a place where families can come together to learn, play, and create lasting memories. With its wide range of activities and programs, there is always something new and exciting to discover at this incredible museum. Visit today to enjoy some more fun things with all the kids activities provided in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The most direct and secure parking for Discovery Gateway is in the NORTH GARAGE at The Gateway. Park toward the south end of the garage and enter the elevator lobby in the southwest corner. Park on levels -1, 0, or +1 and enter through the South-West doors marked with our logo. Press +2 in the elevator to get to the Museum entrance.

The first hour of parking is FREE.

Accessibility

Discovery Gateway and KultureCity have partnered to ensure all programs and events in the museum are sensory inclusive. This partnership will foster a more accommodating and positive experience for all guests with sensory issues visiting the museum. 

*** Sensory Bags are offered at front desk of the museum***

KultureCity is a non-profit organization with a mission to create acceptance and inclusion for all individuals with unique abilities.

Discovery Gateway entrances are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. The elevators provide access to all floors and exhibits.

Discovery Gateway offers Sensory Inclusive Sessions on EVERY MONDAY at 3-6 PM and EVERY SUNDAY at 10 AM-12 PM.
Visitors can enjoy a quieter environment when visiting the museum. We also recommend attending on during the later afternoons on weekdays.

Discovery Gateway’s goal is to provide educational signs in both English and Spanish. The team is planning to add Spanish signs and content, the museum will have both languages accessible in the near future.

Discovery Gateway is ADA certified. The entire museum is wheelchair accessible, however not all exhibit are 100% wheelchair accessible.

Discovery Gateway is ADA certified and accepts service animals in the museum as defined by the ADA. Pets and emotional support animals are not allowed in the Museum.

Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum does not allow Emotional Support Animals (ESA) on site. Emotional Support Animals or Comfort Animals are often used as part of a medical treatment plan as therapy animals and are not considered service animals under the ADA.

The Museum is a member of the Museums For All program. Present your EBT or WIC card upon visiting to receive tickets at a reduced rate of $5 each. This offer also extends to out-of-state cardholders.

Visitor Liability

Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum uses its best efforts to provide a safe environment for children. Parents, guardians, and school representatives are ultimately responsible for attendance, control, injuries, and emergency treatment of children under their care. Parents, guardians and school representatives must always closely supervise their children while on the premises to ensure children will abide by all signs, warnings and instructions.

By using these facilities, parents, guardians, and school representatives must assume all risk of injury, harm, or damage to their children or to themselves, arising from use of this museum.

Museum Policy

– Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older. Parents and caregivers please stay with your children at all times

– Guests 18 years or older (who are not accompanied by a child) must leave photo ID.

No food, gum or beverages are permitted in the Museum.

As we encourage all to learn through play, please be mindful of the props and toys. We kindly ask you to help your children to put the toys back after they play.

Please note when you enter this public facility, there will be photos taken for Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. Photos taken will be used in marketing or promotional purposes. (***If you noticed the photographer around but do not wish the photos to be taken, simply let her know***)

As posted at the entrances to the Museum, for the safety of our children, no weapons (including concealed or open carry) are allowed in the Museum. The Museum is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment. This policy is a proactive step towards reducing risks associated with intentional or accidental use of weapons regardless of whether a federal or state license to possess the same has been issued to the possessor. Anyone possessing a weapon or dangerous object of any kind will be asked to remove it from the premises immediately. The only exceptions to this policy are law enforcement.

 

Join our Focus Group

We want to hear from you! Sign up to join our focus group in this coming fall. You will get a 1 time free visit and complimentary snacks in this panel. Sign up now and we will contact you once you’re selected.