Our Programs for Young Children Will Inspire You

Whether your child loves painting, dancing, stories, or scientific exploration our programming offers fun and educational classes that range from literacy- and culturally-based activities, to science, to visual and performing arts. Discovery Gateway’s daily classes and weekly workshops are free with admission to the Museum, and every DG program is based on research, evaluation, and testing.


STEAM Studio + Lab

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. Local artist, scientists, and other community partners such as the Bureau of Land Management, U of U Science Department, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and the Utah Division of Arts and Museums are a few of the community partners who have collaborated with the museum. We strongly believe that through interaction with  STEAM exhibits and programs, participants have the opportunity to experience wonder, inquiry, experimentation,  problem solving and are most importantly learning through play.

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Music in Motion

Mondays | 11 am, 12, 2, & 3 pm

Sing, dance, and explore with musical instruments! Children learn to express themselves creatively through sound and movement in this class. Made possible by Salt Lake County Zoo Arts & Parks, Wells Fargo, and Snell & Wilmer Foundation. Class for children 18 months and older. Parents must remain with their child during entire session. Sign up to participate at the information desk. Limit 12 students per class.

 

 



Time for Tots

Tuesdays | 11 am, 12, 2 & 3 pm

Become a master storyteller and develop your child’s critical thinking skills during this class. This session is designed to introduce children to books and the world of literacy. Made possible by the Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation and the Ruth Eleanor and John Ernest Bamberger Memorial Foundation. Class for children 18 months – 3 years. Parents must remain with their child during entire session. Sign up to participate at the Information Desk. Limit 12 students per class.

 



Creative Kids – Family ARTWorks Program

Wednesdays | 11 am, 12, 2 & 3 pm

Children will explore their inner artist through creative work with a variety of materials, including paint, clay, and glue. Made possible by Salt Lake City Arts Council, Salt Lake County’s Zoo, Arts, and Parks program, the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation, Ruth Eleanor, John Ernest Bamberger Memorial Foundation, Marriner S. Eccles Foundation, Rocky Mountain Power, Simmons Family Foundation, and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. For children ages 2 – 5 years. Parents must remain with their child during entire session. Sign up to participate at the Info Desk. Limit 12 students per class. 

 



Little Scientist

Thursdays | 11 am, 12, 2 & 3 pm

Children are encouraged to ask questions about nature and to seek answers through collecting things, counting and measuring, making observations, and experimenting. Made possible by the Henry W. and Leslie M. Eskuche Foundation, AT&T, Lawrence T. And Janet T. Dee Foundation, and the Ruth Eleanor and John Ernest Bamberger Memorial Foundation. For children ages 2 – 5 years. Parents must remain with their child during entire session. Sign up to participate at the Info Desk. Limit 12 students per class. 

 



Dollars & Cents

Fridays | 11 am, 12, 2, & 3 pm

In this class children will explore numbers and other pre-math concepts, use coins, and pretend money, as children learn how money works. This is a developmentally appropriate approach to financial literacy for young children. Made possible by the Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation and the Ruth Eleanor and John Ernest Bamberger Memorial Foundation, Fidelity Investments, and Sallie Mae Bank. For children ages 3 years and older. Parents must remain with their child during entire session. Sign up to participate at the Info Desk. Limit 12 students per class.

 



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