When searching for a new home, or a new town to move to, one of the most important things families consider is what activities are available for their family. While it’s important to love your home, it’s just as important to love your town and the opportunities available. The One Group Utah compiled this list of just some of the fun things to do on a family day out in Salt Lake County. Be sure to let us know if you try any of these activities!
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
12033 Lone Peak Pkwy, Draper, UT 84020
Home to more than 4,500 animals, representing 650 species, in 5 exhibits, the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is a nonprofit organization with a goal to inspire people to explore, discover, and learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems. The aquarium provides opportunities for learning at all levels, interests, and ages.
2600 Sunnyside Ave S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Utah’s Hogle Zoon is a 42-acre zoo at the mouth of Emigration Canyon, just minutes from Downtown Salt Lake. With hundreds of animals representing hundreds of different species, visitors are sure to find one-of-a-kind experiences for everyone to enjoy! Your visit is enhanced by the zoo’s natural hillside terrain and meandering, tree-covered pathways.
110 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Located in Downtown Salt Lake, the Clark Planetarium offers free, educational and cultural exhibits for an “out-of-this-world experience” for visitors of all ages. From the 10,000 square feet of exhibit space, the full-dome theatre and IMAX theatre, to one of the best science gift stores in northern Utah, Clark Planetarium will not disappoint.
The Farm at Gardner Village
1100 W. 7800 S., West Jordan, UT 84088
A local working farm allowing children the unique experience of learning the day-to-day operation of farm life through activities such as pony rides, milking cows, feeding the animals, gathering eggs and so much more. The Farm at Gardner Village loves to teach your children or group about the rescued animals they house and care for.
Utah Olympic Oval
5662 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
Built in 2001 for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, the Utah Olympic Oval is a five-acre venue that houses Utah’s only 400-meter speed skating oval, 2 international-sized ice sheets, and a state-of-the-art 4-lane, 422-meter running track. The Utah Olympic Oval is now a multi-use facility helping in the development and growing participation in ice sports in the state. Visitors can take part in public ice-skating, cosmic skating, cosmic curling, and use the running track.
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum
444 W. 100 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Discovery Gateway is an interactive, hands-on children’s museum with over 60,000 square feet of exhibit space in Downtown Salt Lake. The programs and exhibits offered are designed to address the many ways children learn, as well as help parents understand and support their children’s development. The exhibits and displays encourage children to engage in creative play and learning and provide a space for fun for the entire family.
Natural History Museum of Utah
301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
With an emphasis on Utah and the Intermountain West, the Natural History Museum of Utah showcases exhibits of natural history subjects and the museum’s mission is to highlight the natural world and the place of humans within it.
Tracy Aviary & Botanical Gardens
589 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Inspiring curiosity and caring for birds and nature through education and conservation, the Tracy Aviary & Botanical Gardens sit on 8 acres in highly popular Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. The aviary offers guests an up-close and personal experience with birds through its exhibits, shows, and opportunities to feed the birds.
Wheeler Historic Farm
6351 S. 900 E., Murray, UT 84121
One of the few remaining, late 19th century farmsteads in the Valley that has not been lost to expanding metropolitan house developments, the Henry J. Wheeler Farm has been listed on the National Register of Historical Places since 1976. The farm boasts 75 acres of natural landscape, park, trails, and backwoods area, and has become a fantastic, versatile regional park in Salt Lake County. Cow milking, wagon rides, farmhouse tours, and the Rosebud Country Store are just a few of the activities available!