Events for Kids and Family

Halloween Hoot

Join us for Halloween Hoot, our annual family friendly Halloween celebration! Halloween has gone to the birds, but we mean that in the best way! Enjoy a spooky story time, keeper talks, roaming encounters, trick-or-treat stations, and opportunities to learn about your feathered friends.

The event is included with paid admission on October 30th & 31st. Costumes are not required, but children ages 12 and under can get in Free if they come dressed up on October 31st!

Little Naturalist: Busy Beavers

What have the beavers at Swaner been up to? Find out at Little Naturalist as we learn about beaver dams and their benefits! Join us on Friday, November 5th at 10am to read “Five Busy Beavers” by Stella Partheniou Grasso, complete a themed craft, and explore the Swaner Preserve. This session of Little Naturalist is FREE thanks to the Utah Department of Water Quality Nonpoint Source Management Program. Little Naturalist is the perfect program for 3 to 5 year olds who are curious about animals, their habitats, the environment, and exploring nature.

Please dress appropriately for the weather that day! We hope to see you there! More info:

Utah Human Race

Utah Food Bank's 16th annual family-friendly 5K/10K on Thanksgiving morning in Sandy. Open to all ages and abilities. Proceeds go towards fighting hunger in Utah. Register at