Bumble Bee Bash Opportunity Drawing Packages


Donate $10 to Discovery Gateway, receive a one-day pass (good June 22 – August 31), and receive one entry per $10 donation to win …


Ballet West – “A View from the Wings” 

Enjoy the best seats in the house with an opportunity to watch a performance from backstage during Ballet West’s “The Nutcracker” at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capital Theatre. The package includes six tickets to Ballet West’s  “The Nutcracker” on December 5th, 6th, or 18-31, a pair of toe shoes signed by ballerina, Kate Critchlow, and a Ballet West poster.

Value: $450


Cedar City Getaway with the Bard

Fly away on SkyWest to Cedar City for a VIP experience at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Package includes four performance tickets and four backstage passes.

Value – $800


Dinosaur Dine-a-Round 

Getaway to The Gateway and enjoy opening night of the family-friendly entertainment event, “Walking With Dinosaurs.” Package includes overnight accommodations at the Hyatt Place Salt Lake City, $50 shopping spree at The Gateway, $100 to dine at Fleming’s and four tickets to opening night of “Walking With Dinosaurs” at Energy Solutions ($65 value each).

Value – $600


City Creek Chic

Center yourself in the heart of Salt Lake City with tickets to “Wicked” on July 9th, 2014 at Abravanel Hall, dinner at Cheesecake Factory, $100 for shopping and an overnight stay at the Marriott City Creek. How chic it is!

Value: $650


Disney Park Tickets 

Enjoy a quick trip around Disneyland with two-day Parkhopper Passes for two!

Value – $450


Membership Menangerie 

Hit the Utah highlights with this generous package of memberships from Discovery Gateway’s peer attractions, including Tracy Aviary, Utah’s Hogle Zoo, Clark Planetarium, Red Butte Garden and, of course, Discovery Gateway! The kids will be entertained all year long!

Value: $500


The Bumble Bee Bash Children’s Festival at The Gateway – Entertainment & Offerings

BBB600x315pxAA Special Fundraising Event to Benefit Discovery Gateway’s Programs and Exhibits

Saturday, June 21

11 am – 7 pm

Members: $5

All events listed below are included in admission*

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Main Stage – Courtyard

Line Up:

11 – 11:45 am The Departure

12 – 12:45 pm MusicGarage-Kids!

1 – 1:45 pm SiverVein

About MusicGarage.Org:

MusicGarage.Org is a Utah-based agency whose staff have trained and placed hundreds of youth, ages 6-19 in bands to perform at hundreds of venues, fairs and festivals since 2009.  We do this in our state-of-the-art 3,000 sq ft facility that includes our own concert venue, recording facility, rehearsal and lessons studios.  Call us at 801-577-BAND to take advantage of our free teacher referral service or join us for jam night; where kids can come by and jam with other kids to get to know us and what we do.


Belly Dancing by Thia

Helicopter Terrace

11 am – 4 pm

About Belly Dancing by Thia:

Belly dancing is more than just a form of dance—it’s a form of expression, meant to give you control over your own style, routine and appearance. At Belly Dancing By Thia, we want to give you the complete belly dancing experience, from learning about this time-honored form of art through exceptional dance lessons in Salt Lake City, to sharing it with others who will appreciate its beauty.


ADC Irish Dancers

Lower Atrium

15 Minute Performances 11 am 12 & 1 pm

45 Minute Performance 2 pm

About ADC Irish Dancers:

An Dragan Ceilteach Irish Dancers includes dancers from age 4-Adult. An Dragan Ceilteach means “Celtic Dragon”. We are a performance based Irish Dance School and enjoy sharing our talents within the community. This summer, we have performed at the Highland Festival at Thanksgiving Point and look forward to performing at the Payson Scottish Festival held on July 11th and 12th. We invite all to attend our annual Celtic Celebration held on July 2nd at the Murray Park Amphitheater at 7:30 pm. Admission is free at this community event. We hope you will join us for an evening of traditional and contemporary Irish Dance!

Discovery Gateway- Bumblebee Bash

Changing Faces: Face Painting

Curiosity Shop

11 am – 7 pm


Balloon Granny: Balloon Art

Carol Wilson

Curiosity Shop

11 am – 1 pm

Discovery Gateway- Bumblebee Bash

Changing Faces: Balloon Art

Curiosity Shop

1 – 7 pm


Discovery Gateway Educational Programming: Art

Studio 444

11 am – 7 pm

Bumble Bee Bash Bouquets

*Free programming; admission not required.

Generously supported by Salt Lake City Arts Council, Salt Lake County’s Zoo, Arts and Parks program, and Sorenson Legacy Foundation. This project is supported in part by the Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah.

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Discovery Gateway Educational Programming: STEM Science Tables

Workshop Room

11 am – 7 pm

Visit each activity table representing a value of STEM

Science: Cabbage Juice chemical Reaction

Technology: Electricity and Circuits

Engineering: Simple Machines

Math: Scales and measurement


Utah Puppet Players

The Kem and Carolyn Gardner Theater

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Treasure Chest

Our boy hero thinks he is simply going fishing for the day.  But instead, he encounters a salty pirate, a talking sea serpent, and a mysterious sea chest with very peculiar noises coming from within.  Just what is going on here?


Picture It Photo Booth 

Birthday Room

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Bob the Builder will make special appearances in the photo booth from 12:30 – 1 pm and 1:30 – 2 pm


Mike Hamilton Magic with a Message 

Kem and Carolyn Gardner Theater

1 & 2 pm

Join award-winning magician Mike Hamilton as he reveals the magic of reading! Hamilton’s Magic with a Message® has been enjoyed by children all across the Wasatch Front and is filled with tons of mind-boggling illusions.


Wasatch Music Coaching Academy

Main Stage – Courtyard

2 – 6:30 pm

Line up:

WMCA Funk Band

 Copy Machine 

 The Waldronz

Band on the Moon 

About Wasatch Music Coaching Academy:

For the past 10 years, Wasatch Music Coaching Academy has given young people and adults alike endless opportunities to discover and develop their love and passion of music. We offer instruction on all instruments and vocals, and currently rehearse 14 WMCA bands weekly, including jazz bands, rock/pop bands (covers and original music), funk band and percussion ensembles. Our staff includes many of the most sought after local performing musicians, most of which have college degrees in music.

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Phun with Physics with Tori Spratling

Kem and Carolyn Gardner Theater

Time: 3 & 4 pm

Live physics demos like you have never seen before! What do balloons, bicycle wheels, liquid nitrogen, flowers and a vacuum pump have in common? Ask Phun with Physics scientist Tori Spratling from the University of Utah’s Department of Physics & Astronomy. These energetic and interactive live physics demonstration will reveal science at work to both kids and adults.


Utah Children’s Theatre

Kem and Carolyn Gardner Theater

4:30, 5:30 & 6:30 pm

To Bee or Not to Bee – written by Youthstage Students

Izzy Bee is next in line to be Queen, but she isn’t sure she wants to take on the responsibility. Since her mother is so busy with royal responsibilities, Izzy turns to her best friend Dizzy for support. With her friend’s help, Izzy is introduced to other professions that might be a better fit. Meanwhile, neighboring Cuckoo Bees, Thorn and Thistle, are planning an invasion of Izzy’s hive. When Izzy discovers the plan, she unites the citizens to thwart the invasion and learns some lessons about herself in the process.

 About Utah Children’s Theatre:

Utah Children’s Theatre has excelled at bringing family-friendly entertainment to the stage for over 28 years. As Utah’s premiere theatre for young audiences, its mission statement is “inspiring children to cultivate creativity through the theatrical arts.” Utah Children’s Theatre has five distinct programs to accomplish this: Theatre school, Youthstage performances, Mainstage performances, a Shakespeare Festival for Kids and school field trips.

Recent awards received by Utah Children’s Theatre include:

Best of State 2014 in Children’s Theatre and Playwriting

Best of State 2013 in Community Arts

2013 Mayor’s Award for Design Excellence (for the renovation of the historic Avalon Theatre

Salt Lake Magazine’s Best of the Beehive 2012: Best Kid’s Entertainment by Kids (Youthstage)

Nickelodeon’s Parent’s Pick award for Best Summer Camps (2009) and Theatre for Children (2010).

For more information on summer camps, tickets to the Shakespeare Festival for Kids or other upcoming events at Utah Children’s Theatre, please go to our website at www.uctheatre.org or call the box office at 801-532-6000.

Food Trucks will be outside the museum on 100 South from 11 am – 2 pm

*Free activity; admission not required

Please, no food inside the museum


Georgia Boy Food Truck

Rabadue’s Saucey Skillet

Salt City Dogs


Sweeto Burrito

A Mobile Free Fall Stunt Jump will also be outside the museum 11 am – 2 pm

Halloween Spooktacular: A Special Fundraising Event


Saturday, October 26th | 11 am-7 pm
$5 for members | $10 for non-members

Buy tickets online to avoid the line! (Use code: DGspooky)

Proceeds benefit Discovery Gateway’s educational programs and exhibits. 

Discovery Gateway: The Children’s Museum of Utah is your family’s place for safe, dry, warm, and non-scary trick or treating. This year’s festivities will feature more scare-free fun than ever before!

Schedule of Events:

Family Scarecrow Contest winner announcement 11 am

The Haunted Forest Puppet Show 11:30 am

Trick or Treating in the Front Door Maze 11 am – 6 pm

Photos in the Picture It Photo Booth 11 am – 3 pm

Tick or Treat Bag Decorating 11 am – 6 pm

Balloon Art 12 – 4 pm

Family Costume Contest winner announcement 4 pm

Magic Shows 4:30 & 6 pm


Take $20 off all annual memberships onsite and online during this one-day-only event!

Family Costume Contest Winners 2011


Family Costume Contest Winners 2012



Family Scarecrow Contest


Submit scarecrows:

October 22nd – 24th during regular museum hours

October 25th by noon

Click here to download a registration form.

Build a traditional free-standing scarecrow (at least three feet tall) and have it displayed in the Farm exhibit at this year’s Halloween Spooktacular. This is a great opportunity to show off your family’s creativity and teamwork!

Utah’s Own will visit the museum on Friday, October 25th to judge the scarecrow contest and will bring a bag of Utah’s Own goodies for the winning family! The winning scarecrow will be announced during Halloween Spooktacular on October 26th at 11 am.

Looking for some inspiration? Try these easy-to-follow instructions by British Blogger Penny Alexander.


We just can’t wait to see what your families come up with!

Stuffed Animals’ Night at the Museum

Thursday, Aug.15th-Friday, Aug. 16th
Members: $5
Nonmembers: $10
Register online or
call Rebecca at 801-456-5437 x113

What fun adventures could you go on if you had the museum all to yourself for the night? Let your favorite stuffed animal find out for you!

Thursday August 15th – Drop off your stuffed animal at the museum anytime between 10 am and 6 pm

Friday August 16th | 9 am – Pick up animals, enjoy a breakfast treat while watching a slide show of their adventures, and then receive early access to the museum for playtime.

Register now — space is limited.


Monday, August 12th I 10 am – 6 pm

Help United Way of Salt Lake STUFF THE BUS with school supplies for 5,000 kids of Salt Lake’s Neighborhood Centers in Davis, Salt Lake and Summit counties and receive FREE admission to Discovery Gateway.

Discovery Gateway is collecting donations for United Way of Salt Lake during this one-day-only event.

Please bring in a donation of two or more items per person from the list below:
Pencils (pack of 10)
3-ring binders (1.5-2”)
Spiral notebooks
Glue sticks
Pocket folders
Crayons (boxes of 16)
3×5 Cards (100 count)
*$5 total suggested value per person