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Discovery Gateway

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Address: 444 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1195
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801-456-KIDS
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Hands-on discovery museum that features more than 140 exhibits in the arts,...

Hands-on discovery museum that features more than 140 exhibits in the arts, sciences and humanities, plus an interactive playground for the kids.

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So much to do

We love this place! Great for ages up to 8ish. My son loves everything here. You could spend hours! The staff are friendly. I wish I did not get hit up by panhandlers every time I... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Marci H
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

There is a lot to do at this interactive children's museum. They have a real helicopter on the 2nd floor patio, a pretend air-traffic control center and emergency dept. The kids get to pretend to fly the helicopter, take x-rays, dress up like doctors, etc. 2nd floor also has a huge area to build things with life-size foam blocks, green-screen,... More 

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Thank Angie H
Farr West
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237 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We brought our 3 grand children ages 10, 8 and 2 to the Discovery Gateway Kids museum for our last 'Grandma Day'. They had a blast! They love everything about it. The ball center, the water center, the farm and store, the play house, the quieter building area upstairs, sending messages across the building, the 'fitness' activity area, the interactive... More 

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1 Thank Ruth B
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123 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We love this place! Great for ages up to 8ish. My son loves everything here. You could spend hours! The staff are friendly. I wish I did not get hit up by panhandlers every time I came though. Also wish a parking pass came with the membership.

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Thank Marci H
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The discovery Gateway is a fun place to take children with three floors and lots of toys and classes. But it has its downside it is $16.00 per person that enters. If you don't mind pays by that much it is a great place for children to learn.

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1 Thank Myndie C
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I spent a long time trying to find a place to take my 10 month old baby. This was was simply perfect for him. It is well located in downtown, cheap (6 dollars per adult), opens on Sundays (which is not very common in this particular city!), and has activities for all ages from babies to older kids. Fantastic! Will... More 

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Thank Camila A
Grapevine, Texas
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Best way to spend a few hours!! Absolutely love all the centers and it's clean! They have free diapers if you get into a bind and need them. Also make sure get the $1 parking validation for the garage to save a few dollars.

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Thank DDC-2481
Bozeman, Montana
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155 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

My kids love going to Discovery Gateway when we are in SLC. So much to see and do. Activities for all ages.

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Thank RHoward2014
Boise, Idaho
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We didn't intend on visiting but were walking by on our way from breakfast to the Planetarium so we decided to stop by. Our three-year old and a friend's eight-year old had a blast and it was a good way to kill a couple hours on a Saturday morning visiting the city with kids.

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Thank VinSomething
Wyoming
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300 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We decided to try this place after getting our annual Boonshoft Museum pass that included this place as one of their reciprocal participants (but no longer free admission, it is now 50% off). I honestly went into this place with low expectations, but was surprised at how enriching it was for my children. "I feel like I'm in a gown... More 

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Thank magicmomentfamily
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

In 2015 we purchased a membership. For the first several months our visits were great. My children particularly enjoyed the large room upstairs with the over-sized building foam. However, when they were removed my children didn't enjoy themselves that much. The options are dated and a lot of the time dirty. My kids still enjoyed themselves but after a few... More 

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1 Thank Josiah M

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