*GIVEAWAY* Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum Family Pass

by Kelsey Norwood

in Announcements,Giveaways

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One of our favorite things to do in Salt Lake City is visit the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. We’ve been there a few times, not nearly often enough, and our kids always look forward to our visits. We got to attend a special blogger’s night and learned some really great things about the museum.


First of all, they have preschool classes that are free with daily admission or your pass! I had no idea. One of their amazing teachers taught a fun little Halloween class complete with a cute song and a few fun crafts.

My boys LOVE crafts (they must be my children…) so all three of them really enjoyed decorating a cardboard haunted house out and making spooky little Halloween people with wooden dolls and tissue paper.

We came home with three ghosts, a witch, and a vampire. The crafts were perfect for their age/abilities and they had a great time.


We stopped off the water table, one of our favorite places to play. Linus spent a good 20 minutes trying to fling water as far as possible with this little toy. What fun! I think he got quite a few passersby wet…Oops. Sorry.


And our other favorite thing…The Garden – a giant structure of sucking tubes that carry balls all over the place and spit them out into a giant ball pit. We spend most of our time here every time we visit. This was Dad’s first time to the museum and, like the big kid he is, he loved it too.

Fullscreen capture 10202014 84806 PM.bmpWe learned that Discovery Gateway has all kinds of fun events for kids, including an awesome Halloween Spooktacular on Halloween from 11 am – 7 pm. It’s $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers and includes trick-or-treating, STEM mummies, puppet shows, gallery stroll, princess meet and greet, and a magic show. A full day of fun for $5!

They also have this cool stuff:

  • $6 admission after 5 pm on Friday and Saturday, and all day on Sunday
  • NEW! Sensory Room and Social Story Corner
  • Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Saturday, Nov. 1 | 12 – 4 pm
  • Živio Ethnic Arts Dance Performance Saturday, Nov. 8 | 2 pm
  • Tour of India Saturday, Nov. 15 | 12 – 4 pm
  • Breakfast with Santa 8-10 am, 10 am – 12 pm

There are plenty of fun events happening for the rest of the year in addition to the every day fun. And if you’ve never, here’s your chance!


Enter to win 1 of 2 family passes (good for one day’s admission for up to 6 people) to the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum in Salt Lake City! 


Make a comment to enter the contest and earn additional entries for the following (make one comment per entry)



1 Michelle H October 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm

We just moved back to Utah and would love to take the kids up to play. They loved it when we were here before.

2 Mallory cote October 21, 2014 at 1:39 pm

We would love to visit the museum as a family.

3 Mindy R October 21, 2014 at 1:52 pm

I’ve always wanted to take my kids there!

4 Mindy R October 21, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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5 Mindy R October 21, 2014 at 1:56 pm

I commented on “DIY Paper Flower on Canvas Tutorial”

6 Livia October 21, 2014 at 2:21 pm

I love this place! A family pass would be a blessing for sure!

7 Tami October 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Ooo, pick me! We love Discovery Gateway!

8 Livia October 21, 2014 at 2:27 pm


9 Jeri H October 21, 2014 at 2:45 pm

My kids love museums and would enjoy this so much!

10 Jeri H October 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm

I “like” Vanilla Joy on FB

11 risa west October 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Would love to win! A family pass in on the Christmas wish list this year.

12 Chalice October 21, 2014 at 3:52 pm

This place is so much fun and such great hands-on-learning. This is a fabulous give-away!

13 Rosie October 21, 2014 at 10:18 pm

We have never been to the Discovery Gateway Children’s museum, but would love to check it out sometime! Thanks for the chance to win!

14 Rosie October 21, 2014 at 10:20 pm

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15 Rosie October 21, 2014 at 10:21 pm

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16 Rosie October 21, 2014 at 10:25 pm

And I like Vanilla Joy on facebook!

17 Ashley S October 23, 2014 at 12:03 pm

I didn’t know you had a blog! So fun! I would love to win one of these. We still have not even gone to the Childrens Museum in Salt Lake yet. I think we’ve done just about everything else under the sun, but still have not made our way there so this would be perfect! I also followed you on everything else =)

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18 Maraly October 23, 2014 at 1:13 pm

this is a gerat museum. Would love win the passes. And your website is neat, I’ll be sure to come back. I came here because of your post on the FB page UV homeschoolers.

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