A Crossroads of Museums in Salt Lake City

SLCValleyThe Western Museums Association’s (WMA) 2013 Annual Meeting is a just a few weeks away. The WMA isn’t the only group that is excited for your arrival in Salt Lake City – many museums are also looking forward to having you in town!

Salt Lake City is known as the Crossroads of the West, which is reflected in the historical and culture make-up of this distinctive metropolitan area. Likewise, Salt Lake City’s museums are unique, fun, and offer interesting exhibits and programming that are not to be missed while at the conference.

Check out our list of local museums, along with information pertaining to admission and their hours of operation.


Alf Engen Ski Museum

Website: www.engenmuseum.org/
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10am to 6pm
Admission: Free
Location: The museum is located at the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center at the Utah Olympic Park – 3419 Olympic Pkwy Park City, UT


Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Art

Website: http://heritage.utah.gov/arts-and-museums/things-gallerieschase-home-museum-of-utah-folk-arts
Hours: The museum is open by appointment on Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm; Contact Utah Arts & Museums at 801-533-5760 to schedule a time.
Admission: Free
Location: 900 South 700 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105


Church History Museum

Website: https://history.lds.org/place/church-history-museum
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am to 9pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Admission: Free
Location: 45 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150


Gateway Discovery Museum

Website: www.childmuseum.org/
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10am to 6 pm; Friday – Saturday, 10am to 8 pm; Sunday, 12pm to 6 pm
Admission: General Admission, $8.50; Senior Citizen (Age 65+), $6.00
Location: 444 West 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101


Gilgal Gardens

Website: www.gilgalgarden.org/
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Admission: Free
Location: 749 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102


Kimball Art Center

Website: www.kimballartcenter.org/
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10am to 5pm; Friday – Saturday, 10am to 7pm; Sunday, 12pm to 5pm
Admission: Free
Location: 638 Park Ave Park City, UT 84060-5106


The Leonardo

Website: www.theleonardo.org/
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday, 10am to 5pm; Thursday – Saturday, 10am to 10pm
Admission: Including admission to 101 Inventions That Changed The World: Adults, $15; Youth, Senior, Student, Military, $12; Children (6-11), $10; Regular admission: Adults, $9; Senior, Student, Military, $8; Students, Military, Youth (12-17), $8; Children (6-11), $7
Location: 209 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111


Living Planet Aquarium

Website: www.thelivingplanet.com
Hours: Monday, Friday – Saturday, 9:00am to 8:00pm; Tuesday – Thursday, Sunday, 10:00am to 6:00pm;
Admission: Adults, $10.95; Seniors, Students, Military, $9.95; Children (3-17), $8.95
Location: 725 E. 10600 S. Sandy, UT 84094


Natural History Museum of Utah

Website: http://nhmu.utah.edu/
Hours: Thursday – Tuesday, 10am to 5pm; Wednesday, 10am to 9pm
Admission: Adults, $11; Seniors, $65; Youth (13-24), $9
Location: 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84105


Park City Museum

Website: www.parkcityhistory.org/
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am to 7pm; Sunday, 12pm to 6pm
Admission: Adults, $10; Seniors 65+, Students, Military, $8; Children (7-17), $5; Under 6, Free
Location: 528 Main Street, Park City, Utah 84060


Pioneer Memorial Museum

Website: www.dupinternational.org/dyn_page.php?pageID=11
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm; Wednesday, 9:00am to 8:00pm
Admission: Free
Location: 300 N. Main St. Salt Lake City, UT 84103


Springville Museum of Art

Website: www.smofa.org/
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Wednesday, 10am to 9pm; Sunday, 3pm to 6pm; Closed Monday
Admission: Free
Location: 126 E. 400 S. Springville, Utah, 84663


Thanksgiving Point Institute

Website: www.thanksgivingpoint.org/
Museum Of Ancient Life: Monday – Saturday, 10am to 8pm
Farm Country: Monday – Saturday, 10am to 6pm
Thanksgiving Point Gardens: Monday – Saturday, 10am to 8pm
Museum Of Ancient Life: Monday – Thursday, Adults $10, Children and Seniors, $8; Friday – Saturday, Adults $12, Children and Seniors: $10
Thanksgiving Point Gardens: Monday – Thursday, Adults $6, Child, $4; Friday – Saturday, Adult $7, Child: $5
Point Gardens: Monday – Thursday Adult, $10, Child/Seniors: $8; Friday – Saturday, Adult $12, Child $10
Location: 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, Utah 84043


Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Website: www.hoglezoo.org/
Hours: Gate: 9:00am to 5:00pm; Grounds: 9:00am to 6:30pm
Admission: Adults, $9.75; Seniors (65+) and Children (3-5), $7.75
Location: 2600 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108


Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Website: www.utahmoca.org/
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 11am to 6pm; Friday, 11am to 9pm; Saturday, 11am to 6pm; Closed Sunday – Monday
Admission: Free, however a $5 donation is appreciated
Location: 20 S West Temple, Salt Lake City UT 84101


Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Website: http://umfa.utah.edu/
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am to 5pm; Wednesday, 10am to 8pm; Saturday – Sunday, 11am to 5pm; Closed Monday
Admission: Adults: $7; Seniors: $5; Youth (ages 6-18): $5; Children under 6: Free
Location: University of Utah, Marcia and John Price Museum Building, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0350


Utah Olympic Park

Website: http://utaholympiclegacy.com/
Hours: Park Hours, Saturday – Sunday 9am to 6pm; Activity Hours, Saturday – Sunday 10am to 6pm
Admission: Alf Engen Ski Museum and the Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympic Games Museum are Free
Location: 3419 Olympic Parkway, Park City, Utah 84098

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Salt Lake City! See you in October!



The Park City Museum will offer free admission for WMA conference attendees! Just show your name badge or let them know you're with WMA Conference.

Thank you, Jenette! That's great!

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