Every child deserves the chance to experience the joy of learning.
We want science learning to be accessible and available to every child in Utah, no matter their economic situation.
It’s probably no surprise that children in the highest poverty-stricken schools have significantly less access to science labs and equipment, experience less hands-on learning, have teachers with little or no access to hands-on teaching materials, and experience less STEM literacy. Our goal is to bring hands-on science learning to the lives of economically disadvantaged kids in Utah.
What do we do? First, kids with families on SNAP or WIC benefits can visit our venues for free. We also open our discovery center doors to our non-profit partners for exclusive events, tours, and more. Whether it’s Utah Foster Care families at the Museum of Natural Curiosity or hosting service projects on our property, we bring the natural world to life for kids who would not otherwise get the chance. We believe that every kid counts.
With STEM education at the heart of what we do, we also provide unique learning opportunities for kids of all ages, both on and off the property.
Designed with the Utah State Core Curriculum in mind, field trips at Thanksgiving Point go beyond the classroom and focus on inquiry-based science exploration.
Thanksgiving Point educators go to every third and eighth-grade classroom across the state, bringing supplies and hands-on learning that enhances Utah SEED Standards.
Homeschool guardians and students are invited to visit the venues with discounted admission on designated days, exploring the world in brand-new ways.
Summer Day Camps
Kids of all ages can continue their education during the summer by participating in STEM-based, interactive learning with their peers.
Early Childhood Education
Kids ages 12 months to 5 years old will develop their motor, social, and language skills while learning in a curiosity-based environment.
Girls in Stem
Breaking the gender gap in STEM studies, Girls in STEM programs help young women thrive and strengthen their voices.
Youth and Teen Programs
Adolescents can learn, grow, and prepare for the future by volunteering or participating in fun clubs and camps across campus.
Hands-on science learning is our niche, and we do what we can to help all educators bring STEM to life in their classrooms.