Discovery Gateway, Salt Lake City

Discovery Gateway, Salt Lake City (must see)

Discovery Gateway, formerly The Children's Museum of Utah (TCMU), is an interactive, hands-on children's museum located in downtown Salt Lake City. The Children's Museum of Utah was founded in 1978 and opened its doors in 1983. The museum started with only eight exhibits. By 1998, TCMU had grown to 140 permanent exhibits and over 15,000 square feet (1,000 m2) of public space.

That year, it had become evident that TCMU had reached the physical limits imposed by its current building, and the decision was made to relocate and expand to better serve the community. In 2002, a bond issue was approved by Salt Lake County voters to fund the relocation of TCMU to a new, larger building in the Gateway District of Salt Lake City. Ground was broken on the new Museum on 22 September 2005. Less than one year later, on 16 September 2006, TCMU opened to the public at its current location and officially became Discovery Gateway.

Everything at Discovery Gateway is designed with kids in mind. The exhibits are all interactive and hands-on. Exhibits on the second floor of the museum include the Garden, where kids can play music together on a giant marimba. Just behind the Garden is Kid's Eye View, a kid-sized town where kids can shop, build structures, or feed the animals on the Utah Family Farm. The third floor of the museum features the Story Factory, where kids can put on a play, draw a comic strip, or make a stop-motion animated film. Also located on the third floor is the Studio, where the worlds of science, invention, and art meet.

Operation hours: Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm; Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm; Sunday: 12 – 6 pm.

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Sight Name: Discovery Gateway
Sight Location: Salt Lake City, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Tour of Salt Lake City's North Downtown   Children's Entertainment Tour of Salt Lake City  

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