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Discovery Gateway Children's Museum

444 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1195
+1 801-456-5437
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Fun fun for kids

Such a great place to take kids! My 1 year old could not get enough of the air tubes and balls. And... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Camille H
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Fun for the whole family

My family and I, three adults and three children had an amazing experience at the discovery museum... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
TerheannaEhret
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Dallas, Oregon
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Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum is located in downtown Salt Lake City at 444 West 100 South and is a contemporary discovery center offering 60,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on fun. The engaging workshops, programs, and exhibits invite the whole family to create, learn, and play together. It is the mission of Discovery Gateway to inspire children of all ages and abilities to imagine, discover, and connect with their world to make a difference.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“grocery store” (12 reviews)
“older kids” (9 reviews)
“water play” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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444 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1195
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+1 801-456-5437
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Such a great place to take kids! My 1 year old could not get enough of the air tubes and balls. And there was a ton for my 3 year old. I will definitely go back soon. But it's really crowded when school groups are...More

Thank Camille H
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

My family and I, three adults and three children had an amazing experience at the discovery museum, house of fun for all ages with reasonable prices, with lots of hands on experience and amazing information.

Thank TerheannaEhret
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Shanna S, Marketing Manager at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Thank you for your review, we are so happy you had such a fantastic time with your family at our museum. We hope you and your family will come back and visit us again soon. We have some exciting new exhibits coming out this summer!

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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Our 4 year old loved it. Especially the real life flight helicopter on outside deck. He was also a big fan of the mechanic station, pinewood derby and construction crane.

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Shanna S, Marketing Manager at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are so glad your son enjoyed our exhibits and was able to learn through creative play. We hope your family visits us again soon!

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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

We live in Idaho, and we come to Salt Lake once or twice a year for family vacation. Our kids ask to go here, but every time we come, they've closed something, and they never seem to open anything new. The whole back quarter of...More

Thank Eric D
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Shanna S, Marketing Manager at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Eric, thank you for your review. It is true we are in the middle of remodel for some of our exhibits, including Water Play and we did recently introduce a merchandise cart in replacement of the gift shop. We are sorry for the inconvenience our...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Great place to take kids of all ages. This is a hands-on museum and kids can participate in many activities: a TV station, grocery store selling and buying play food, many science attractions, art projects. Adults will find this an interesting and fun place too.

Thank Jolene W
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Shanna S, Marketing Director at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Thanks for your review, Jolene! We love hearing that our guests enjoy their visits to Discovery Gateway Children's Museum. Our mission is to create an atmosphere where children can learn through play. We hope you and your family will visit again soon!

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

My kids had a blast here! They enjoyed pretty much everything though I think the healthcare exhibit with the medical uniforms and x-ray machine and helicopter was their favorite.

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Shanna S, Marketing Manager at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are so glad your family had a good time!

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Reviewed February 2, 2018

The museum has lots of offerings weekly, as a non profit, they appear to be updating aspects of the place. Our child loves the place & we are there often. The helicoper is really impressive. Our child keeps talking about being a doctor. The blog...More

Thank 396jen
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Shanna S, Manager at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Thank you for your review. Discovery Gateway has planned a continuous roll out of new exhibits that inspire children. We are happy to hear that your family is enjoying the museum!

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

This is a fantastic place for preschoolers. There are different themed rooms like a grocery and farm that encourage creative play. The entire museum was very clean and inviting. The staff was friendly and helpful. After three hours I was ready to leave, but not...More

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Shanna S, Marketing Manager at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad your granddaughter had such a blast and didn't want to leave! We hope you will visit again soon!

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Reviewed December 20, 2017

Located in the Gateway Mall and only a few blocks from downtown and Temple Square, the Children's Museum is a great way to do something really special for the kids. This is an extremely well-designed kid's museum with a variety of interactive activities that are...More

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Shanna S, Marketing Manager at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Thank you for your review! We love hearing that our exhibits are fun and exciting for guests of all ages. Discovery Gateway Children's Museum strives to offer a variety of exhibits and activities that make every visit a blast. We hope you'll visit again soon!

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Reviewed October 26, 2017

My children have such a fun time exploring this museum. We rarely even make it to the other levels because the ground level is so fun and exciting. They also have activities every day that are new, interactive, and age appropriate. Not only do I...More

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Shanna S, Marketing Manager at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Sara, thanks for your review! We love hearing that our members enjoy our Garden exhibit and Kid's Eye view. It's our goal to offer exciting exhibits and activities that make every visit a blast. We hope to see you again soon!

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