Top 20 Places to Take Kids in and around Salt Lake City, UT
There are literally hundreds of wonderful places to take your kids in and around Salt Lake, so the venue ranked #20 for 2018 is not last, it's simply the 20th most popular place per our survey. For other fantastic places to take kids, just click on any of the links that interest you in the menu above.
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Discover the power of play at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum! Located at the Gateway shopping center in downtown Salt Lake City, Discovery Gateway offers 60,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on fun. Visit the Museum to explore engaging workshops, programs, and exhibits that invite the whole family to create, learn, and play together!
The wAIRhouse Indoor Trampoline Park
The wAIRhouse Trampoline Park is Salt Lake's premier family fun center for ages 2-82 with 2 HUGE Open Jump Courts, 2 Dodgeball Courts, 4 Slam-Dunk Basketball Lanes, and a Foam Pit. Grab a snack at our Vertical Café or let kids ages 1-6 play in our Kids' AIRena.
The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium showcases ecosystems from around the world. Come see sharks, otters, penguins, seahorses, sea jellies, snakes, caimans, piranhas, stingrays, and more! Plus visit an all-new gallery called Expedition: Asia, featuring clouded leopards, Asian small-clawed otters, giant Asian fish, birds, and more.
Lagoon Amusement Park
Lagoon offers fun for all ages! From thrilling rides and coasters, challenging carnival games and activities, live and exciting entertainment, and the Lagoon A Beach water park, to the beautiful campground and Historical Pioneer Village, Lagoon has something for the entire family.
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Visit the animals of the African Savanna, the bears and pinnipeds at Rocky Shores, or the big cats of the Asian Highlands plus much more! Classes, events, camps, and daily programs occur all summer long! Visit hoglezoo.org for details.
Museum of Peoples and Cultures
The Museum of Peoples and Cultures is BYU’s Teaching Museum, inspiring students and members of the community to life-long learning and service. Our student-run museum offers educational exhibitions and engaging activities for families, college students, youth and children. These activities reinforce BYU’s ideals of education as spiritually strengthening, intellectually enlarging and character building.
For more than 50 years, Clark Planetarium has been Salt Lake’s go-to destination for visitors of all ages who want to discover and learn about space and science. We engage audiences inside our walls and across the State of Utah in the creative process that is science through educational outreach, hands-on exhibits, on-site programming and our IMAX and dome theatres.
Thanksgiving Point Gardens, the Children’s Discovery Garden, Farm Country, and the Museum of Ancient Life, Emporium, and restaurants offer stimulating and engaging experiences in a safe, family-friendly setting. They foster learning, bring families closer together and provide beautiful gathering places for groups of all kinds, giving them opportunities to share their cultural heritage and common bonds
Cherry Hill features a pirate ship, a Cardiac Canyon River Run, a lazy river, water slides with fog and lighting effects, 2 swimming pools, mini golf, batting cages, a ball crawl, climbing wall, camping, and outdoor pavilions for parties.
Boondock's Fun Center, Draper & Kaysville
Boondocks is an indoor/outdoor entertainment center, offering mini golf, bumper boats, go-karts, bowling, laser tag, an arcade and a restaurant.
Treehouse Children’s Museum in Ogden invites children and their grownups to “Step into a Story”® through unique, interactive exhibits and playscapes and engaging programs with a focus on family literacy skills, the arts, and stories from around the world. With 29,000 square feet of exhibits to explore, a beautiful theater space, and a creative Art Garden, Treehouse offers learning fun for the whole family. Known for its storybook events offered throughout the year, Treehouse Museum is also the home of the award-winning Treehouse Troupe who present a season of three original plays for families each year.
Natural History Museum of Utah
For over four decades, the Natural History Museum of Utah has connected Utah residents and tourists alike with the natural wonders and native cultures that define Utah.
Museum of Natural Curiosity
With more than 400 interactive experiences, you can choose a new adventure each time you visit the Museum of Natural Curiosity®. For more educational opportunities, visit the Exploratorium exhibit in the Innovation Gallery or take a class in one of the Dickson Academy classrooms. The options are endless for all curious minds at the Museum of Natural Curiosity.
My Local Library
Of course, our local library system is not really ONE place, it is MANY places... but it's important to emphasize how valuable libraries are for family learning and fun. The libraries in our area are wonderful about posting their events to the KidsOutAndAbout calendar so you always can get ideas for free things to do with your kids that celebrate education and imagination. KidsOutAndAbout.com takes this opportunity to salute the wonderful children's librarians who serve our community with such dedication.
Hale Centre Theatre
To provide innovative, professional family theatre and theatre education that involves and elevates our community.
This Is the Place Heritage Park
This is the Fun Place for Everyone! Ride trains, pan for gold! Meet our farm animals and ride ponies! Interact with the Blacksmith, Tinsmith and Saddle-maker! Card and spin wool, make take-home crafts, do pioneer chores, play old-fashioned games and so much more!
Wheeler Historic Farm
Wheeler Historic Farm is a Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation facility, open to the public 365 days a year. A restoration of the turn-of-the-century dairy farm of Henry J. Wheeler, the farm includes demonstrations and exhibits. As an interactive working farm. Visitors can milk cows, view farm animals, and learn about the buildings and machines that made this 19th-century farm successful.
Tracy Aviary offers opportunities to view hundreds of live birds. Families can also watch bird shows, attend classes and summer camps, take guided tours, and hand feed some of the birds. Birthday party packages are available.
Cornbelly's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Fest
Cornbelly's offers corn mazes, haunted corn mazes, and Halloween/farm fun (scarecrow scavenger hunt, a cow train, slides, a zipline, a pumpkin patch, corn cannons, pig races, a jumping pillow, a princess playground, a Jack-o-Lantern tree, etc.).
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