Events for Kids and Family

Sensory Inclusive Afternoon

All children and families are invited to this sensory-inclusive afternoon of play! From 4 – 6 pm, we’ll be turning the lights down, reducing noise in the museum, and having a special Oobleck activity. Sensory bags equipped with noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools, and verbal cue cards are available for checkout at the Admissions Desk. A limited number of weighted lap pads are also available upon request.

$10 Admission per Person for All Families



Sensory Inclusive Afternoon

All children and families are invited to this sensory-inclusive afternoon of play! From 4 – 6 pm, we’ll be turning the lights down, reducing noise in the museum, and having a special Oobleck activity. Sensory bags equipped with noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools, and verbal cue cards are available for checkout at the Admissions Desk. A limited number of weighted lap pads are also available upon request.

$10 Admission per Person for All Families



The Road Home's 32nd Annual Chili Affair

The 32nd Annual Great Salt Lake Chili Affair returns on Wednesday, September 26 from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. The spiciest event of the year features Salt Lake City’s most renowned chefs cooking up their favorite chili creation. In addition to tasting the gourmet chili, salads, breads and desserts from 17 of the best restaurants along the Wasatch Front, live entertainment will wow attendees with special performances from DJ Jarvicious, Kuapani Pua Dance, Creative Arts Academy, and many more. Kids will also be entertained at the supervised children’s area with bounce houses, face paint, Scales and Tales, games and more. Individual tickets are $42 per person, children 12 and under get in FREE. Tables are $300 and seat up to eight people. Tickets and tables may be purchased online at theroadhome.org, and will also be available at the door on the night of the event. Proceeds from the event go towards helping individuals and families overcome homelessness.



Homeschool Day

$5 per Student, Adult Chaperones are Free Show Your Homeschool Affidavit at Admissions for Entry Calling all homeschoolers! Discover the power of play at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum! Educational workshops will be offered from 10 am – 1 pm for homeschool groups. These workshops will meet educational standards in science, math, and literature for kindergarten through 6th grade.



Homeschool Day

$5 per Student, Adult Chaperones are Free Show Your Homeschool Affidavit at Admissions for Entry Calling all homeschoolers! Discover the power of play at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum! Educational workshops will be offered from 10 am – 1 pm for homeschool groups. These workshops will meet educational standards in science, math, and literature for kindergarten through 6th grade.



University of Utah Geology Open House

Non-stop fun for all ages! Come join us for the University of Utah Geology Open House. This FREE event will feature games, educational demonstrations (earthquake measuring, meteorites, virtual reality demos, MORE), lecture from our resident dino expert, rock and mineral auction, building tours, and much more! Bring friends and family to this extraordinary event on September 28th from 6-9pm. Free parking. See you there! Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/uofugeoFB Website: http://www.earth.utah.edu/



Train Day

Included with Admissions or FREE for Members Choo-choo! All aboard for Discovery Gateway’s annual Train Day! Join the Utah Wasatch and Northern Utah Divisions of the National Model Railroad Association with special guests; Utah Model Railroad Club, Operation Life Saver, and the Utah Lego Users Group for an action-packed day of interactive train activities. Train Day has all the bells and whistles with box car and locomotive races, demolition derby, a small ride-on train, and more!



4th West Oktoberfest

This 2-day festival features live music from local artists, local Salt Lake Valley food trucks, Utah vendors, and fun for the whole family. Games will include giant jenga, corn hole, children's activities, and much more! Enjoy the music, the eats, and all over fun with natural, gluten-free ciders from Mountain West Hard Cider and high-quality craft beers from Red Rock Brewery. Tickets: www.mountainwestcider.com/4thwestoktoberfest



Community Meet-up at Spiral Jetty with UMFA

Adventure with UMFA and Great Salt Lake Institute for a fun day at Spiral Jetty. Friends of all ages are welcome to create art, learn about the science of the lake, and explore the landscape. We’ll meet at Spiral Jetty on Rozel Point in Great Salt Lake. Directions are at www.umfa.utah.edu/index.php/spiral-jetty

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DeJoria Center Harvest Fest

Come join us in welcoming fall at the 9th annual Harvest Fest! Nearly everything at the festival is local - from the food and drink to the live performances, you can find it all right here in Utah. The festival will also feature activities for kids, wagon rides, crafts, and more. There will be three live performances throughout the day: Che Zuro from 12p to 1:30p Streetcorner Boogie from 1:45p to 3:15p Honky Blue Tonky from 3:30p to 5p