With just one day in Salt Lake City, you have plenty of time to tour the city’s historic sights, enjoy a trip into the mountains, and experience some of the evening culture. Here’s how to get the most out of Salt Lake City in just one day.
Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
444 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, 84101
The children’s museum features interactive exhibits for kids, including a beehive and garden where kids learn about the importance of bees, an obstacle course, and a kid-sized city with a grocery story, family farm, and construction zone. There are activities for interests ranging from scientific exploration, storytelling, painting, and music.
Things to Know Before You Go
Families gravitate to this kid-friendly activity in downtown Salt Lake City.
Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
The museum provides educational materials in both English and Spanish.
Discovery Gateway Children's Museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
How to Get There
Discovery Gateway is located in The Gateway dining and shopping complex in downtown Salt Lake City, three blocks west of Temple Square. Take the green or blue TRAX line to the Gateway. The museum is also easily reached by car with convenient paid parking in the North Garage at The Gateway.
When to Get There
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum is open daily with limited hours on Sundays. The museum is a popular attraction for families so visit on Sundays or Mondays or first thing in the morning for a quieter experience. Special events and activities are offered daily; check the museum events schedule prior to your visit.
Other Salt Lake City Family-Friendly Attractions
Downtown Salt Lake City has no shortage of kid-friendly entertainment and adventure options. The Leonardo, Clark Planetarium, Natural History Museum of Utah, This is the Place Heritage Park, Utah’s Hogle Zoo, and Red Butte Garden all feature family-friendly activities and exhibits. Other downtown family-friendly options include seasonal ice skating at Gallivan Plaza and the gardens at Temple Square.
- Clark Planetarium
- Latter-day Saints Family History Library
- Latter-day Saints Church History Museum
- Temple Square
- Joseph Smith Memorial Building
- Salt Lake Tabernacle
- Utah State Capitol
- Leonardo Museum
- Tracy Aviary
- Liberty Park
- Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA)
- Fort Douglas Military Museum
- Red Butte Garden
- Natural History Museum of Utah
- This is the Place Heritage Park