See it all with an Explorer Pass! A Thanksgiving Point Explorer Pass grants admission into all five venues (Museum of Natural Curiosity, Farm Country, Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life, Ashton Gardens, and Butterfly Biosphere) for one day.
Children ages 2 and under: Free
Regular Season Admission
Thanksgiving Point members: Free
|Youth (ages 13-24)||$22||$19|
|Child (ages 3-12)||$20||$17|
Children ages 2 and under: Free
BECOME A MEMBER
Enjoy free admission to five award-winning venues, including two world-class museums, a butterfly conservatory, a 50-acre garden, and a working farm.
Receive advance purchase opportunities and discounts on popular day camps, youth and adult classes, and special events.
Take advantage of exclusive discounts on dining and shopping, plus receive perks like bringing guests for half-off regular admission.
MUSEUMS FOR ALL
Museums For All is a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits.
With presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer card and photo ID, admission is available for up to six people at $3 per adult, dependent children free. Available in person only. Not available for online purchases.
NONPROFIT COMMUNITY GROUPS
We welcome nonprofit community groups to Thanksgiving Point! To learn more about pricing and the reservation process for nonprofit groups, follow the link below.
– Groups of 20+ receive 20% off regular admission prices.
– To receive the discount rate, groups must enter and pay as a group in one transaction.
– Reservation does not denote private experience – this is a public area.
– No amplified music or microphones allowed.
– Valid only during regular hours of operation.
– Blackout dates apply (Luminaria, Tulip Festival, Utah Symphony at the Waterfall, Labor Day Luau, and other special events as scheduled).
Tulip Bulb Sale
Begins May 26 at Ashton Gardens
Here is your chance to purchase the tulip bulbs featured in the 2023 Tulip Festival. Plant them in your garden in the fall and enjoy your own mini Tulip Festival next spring. Available while supplies last.
1 dozen: $6
5 dozen: $25
10% discount for Thanksgiving Point members
Outdoor Movie Series
Fridays Beginning June 30
The Outdoor Movie Series is back for another summer of fun at the Ashton Gardens! Bring a blanket, grab popcorn and treats from the concession stand, and enjoy unforgettable family films under the stars.
May 27 – August 26
Travel back in time to the land of the dinosaurs! Dinosaur Island at Ashton Gardens is a one-of-a-kind experience that will transport you to a world of prehistoric wonder.
light of the world garden
Included with regular venue admission
Created by Utah artist Angela Johnson, this 2.5 acre sculpture garden offers guests a walk through the life and miracles of Jesus Christ and a space for quiet reflection.
Roses are red, violets are blue
Nothing says love like chocolates and flowers. Roses make up half of all Valentine’s Day flower sales, likely due to their known symbolism for love. Learn more about flower symbolism on the blog.
Calling all citizen scientists! The Ashton Gardens has partnered with PlantSnap, an app that identifies plants, flowers, succulents, and more in seconds with the click of a button on your mobile device. Not only will you learn about some of the beautiful plant species in the Ashton Gardens, you’ll also help build the most comprehensive database of plant photos in the world.
PlantSnap is a simple way for everyone to play a role in protecting the environment. Simply by snapping photos, guests contribute to national and international conservation efforts to help build more resilient gardens. PlantSnap’s database features over 600,000 plants, recognizes 90% of species in public gardens, and is available in 37 languages.
Inside the Garden Visitor Center
A popular destination spot for those who lunch, the Trellis Café is open throughout the garden season. During that time, you’ll find some of the most stunning patio dining available.
SECRET GARDEN BOOK CLUB
Throughout the summer of 2023
Love gardens? Love to read? Combine these passions and join us as we read and review a selection of books curated by our horticulture staff.
Wednesdays | 10-10:20 am
Join us in the Learning Gardens for a look at gardening basics! From water and soil to plant parts and pollinators, this program gets the whole family out into the garden exploring and discovering.
If you’re a novice or professional in the garden, we have classes fit for you!
Free Guided Walks
Currently on Hiatus
Learn about Ashton Gardens, its history, and the plants within. Led by our garden docents, this walking tour takes about 1.5 hours and is included with regular venue admission. Tours depart from the back patio.
Currently on Hiatus
Be inspired and discover a new favorite on our guided tree walk tour. Led by our garden docents, these tours are designed to showcase trees that can be incorporated into the Utah landscape. Tours leave from the back patio and are included with regular venue admission.