Salt Lake City Children's Museum

Back in September 2013, when we were visiting Mark’s family in Utah, my little sister in law told us about going to the Children’s Museum at the Gateway shopping center. She bigged it up, telling us how much fun it was and how awesome it would be to take the kids.

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum - Salt Lake City

So we went to downtown Salt Lake and gave it a go. I have to say, it was one of the best places we’ve EVER taken the kids! Dexter and Daniel both LOVED it, and there was so much to do and see for all of us.

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum - Salt Lake City

According to their site:

Discovery Gateway children’s museum is located in the Gateway Mall in downtown Salt Lake City. Discovery Gateway offers 60,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on fun. Come explore our engaging workshops, programs, and exhibits that invite the whole family to create, learn, and play together!

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum - Salt Lake City

It was such an awesome mix of art, music, science, technology and more. If we lived there, I would definitely look into getting an annual membership and taking the kids there every week!

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum - Salt Lake City

There was a great focus on imaginative play, utilizing props and scenes all over. There were random musical instruments, video cameras, puppets, costumes and more!

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum - Salt Lake City

Dexter spent ages inside the pretend grocery store, where he was able to shop for all his favorite foods. He then put on his grocer’s apron and pretended to work there, helping to make sandwiches in the deli or pick out the ripest fruit in the produce section. Then, he played cashier and checked us all out before finally putting everything away.

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum - Salt Lake City

There were loads of physical activities to do – climbing walls, indoor tree houses, etc.

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum - Salt Lake City

Wearing a hard hat, Dexter practiced using a crane to lift and stack giant foam blocks. It was such an education in engineering.

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum - Salt Lake City

There were sections to teach you about building things, and there was a fab counter full of blocks that allowed you to build a house and then push a button to start an “earthquake” that would then knock it all down. There were air canisters that would allow you to create paper helicopters and airplanes to test their worthiness.

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum - Salt Lake City

Daniel had such a grand time just watching it all.

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum - Salt Lake City

It was so much fun, and I can’t wait to take them there again next time we are in SLC.

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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

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