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Thanksgiving Point Celebrates 28 Years of the Tulip Festival with a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Attempt

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Thanksgiving Point is thrilled to attempt an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Most Flower Bulbs Planted In One Hour on Friday, October 7, at 10 am in the Ashton Gardens. 110 community volunteers, 40 staff, an official adjudicator from Guinness World Records, and more will be present to help plant spring flowers in preparation for Thanksgiving Point’s annual Tulip Festival.

Scarecrow Festival Now Calling for Local Submissions

Monday, August 8, 2022

The Scarecrow Festival is back at Thanksgiving Point from October 10 to 15, and scarecrow submissions are now open to the public! This fall tradition combines the beautiful autumnal glow of the Ashton Gardens with a community art project – the creation of scarecrows – during the six-day festival.

A Glimpse Into Mexican Culture: Día de Muertos

Monday, October 3, 2022

Día de Muertos, the Mexican and Latin American family celebration, is back at Thanksgiving Point on October 22! Authentic traditions, like alfombras de aserrín and ofrendas, allow guests of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to learn, appreciate, and connect with this iconic holiday.

Rick’s Allosaurus

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

In 2020, a new subspecies of Allosaurus was announced - Allosaurus jimmadseni. The first discovery of this new subspecies was found in 1990, but in 2002, Thanksgiving Point Paleontologist Rick Hunter discovered his own juvenile Allosaurus jimmadseni.

Tarantula Venom

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

There is a fear associated with tarantulas, all spiders really, that is generally unwarranted. What are we afraid of? That they will bite us, and their spider venom will cause our demise?

Thanksgiving Point Celebrates 28 Years of the Tulip Festival with a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Attempt

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Thanksgiving Point is thrilled to attempt an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Most Flower Bulbs Planted In One Hour on Friday, October 7, at 10 am in the Ashton Gardens. 110 community volunteers, 40 staff, an official adjudicator from Guinness World Records, and more will be present to help plant spring flowers in preparation for Thanksgiving Point’s annual Tulip Festival.

Harvest Day at Farm Country

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

On September 17, Farm County will be celebrating Harvest Day, the age-old tradition of expressing gratitude for plentiful crops and a successful harvest.

United Way’s Day of Caring

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Day of Caring is United Way’s biggest event of the year, with hundreds of volunteers from several different companies coming together to serve their community. This year, Thanksgiving Point educators brought science learning and engineering to life for kids at Lehi Elementary.

Curiouser and Curiouser

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Thanksgiving Point places such an emphasis on curiosity because it does more than just help gain a stronger desire to learn.

Thanksgiving Point Partners with Mountain America Credit Union

Friday, September 2, 2022

Thanksgiving Point is excited to announce a multi-year naming rights partnership with Mountain America Credit Union. The dinosaur museum, housing one of the largest collections of mounted dinosaurs in the world, will be named the Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life.

Autumn in the Ashton Gardens

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

The summer heat is subsiding and giving way to autumn’s chill. While we’ll miss no school pool days and picnics in the park, the fall is filled with its own treasures – including some special events in the Ashton Gardens.

It’s Science, But Not Rocket Science

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

In the 18th century, Paleontology was a like piecing together a puzzle without being able to see the full picture on the box. How far have we come since then?