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Family Activities for President's Day Weekend

2014

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With kids out of school and parents off work, President's Day is a great time for Salt Lake City family fun. Here are a few ideas for activities kids and parents can enjoy together:

"Chocolate" at the Natural History Museum of Utah

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Natural History Museum of Utah

Chocolate will engage your senses and reveal aspects of this sumptuous sweet that you’ve never thought about before. You’ll explore the plant, the products, and the culture of chocolate through the lenses of science, history, and popular culture.

301 Wakara Way
801-581-4303

Special exhibit included with museum admission
Adults $11, Seniors 65 and over $9, Youth 13-24 $9, Children 3-12 $8, Children 2 and under free
Free for museum members and University of Utah students, faculty and staff with valid ID

Included with Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass

"Dead Sea Scrolls" at The Leonardo

The Leonardo

"Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times" includes one of the largest collections of the priceless 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls. Discovered by a shepherd in 1947, the Scrolls contain the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible. On display with the Scrolls are more than 600 objects from the Biblical to Byzantine Period in Israel, including many that have never been publicly exhibited.

209 E. 500 S.
801-531-9800

Nov. 23, 2013- April 27, 2014

Tickets $9.95-$23.95

Third Saturday Art Activity at UMFA

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Alfred Lambourne spent a year on Gunnison Island sketching and painting the Great Salt Lake. You can see the stark beauty of the landscape in his sketches in the exhibition The Savage Poem Around Me. On this Third Saturday, make your own journal sketchbook to sketch your surroundings.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 1-4 p.m.

410 Campus Center Dr.
801-581-7332

Free

Monster Jam

SmithsTix

Monster Jam monster trucks will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - or smash through.

Feb. 14-16, see website for times

Energy Solutions Arena
301 W. South Temple
801-355-SEAT

Tickets $5-$30

 

Salt Lake Area Ski Resorts

Park City Mountain Resort
One of the greatest things about living in Salt Lake City is having eight world-famous ski resorts within an hour's drive. President's Day weekend is one of the best ski and snowboard weekends of the year, with good chances of fresh snow and mild temperatures.

Sledding at Gorgoza or Soldier Hollow

Park City Mountain Resort

President's Day weekend is a great time to try one of the two lift-assisted sledding parks in the Park City area: Gorgoza Park and Soldier Hollow. Tickets are $11-$30 per person, depending on age and how many hours you spend on the hill. Tubes are included. Call for conditions before you go.

Trampoline Parks and Bounce Play

Airborne Trampoline Arena
Trampoline parks and bounce play areas are a great place for kids of all ages to get some exercise and experience active play regardless of the weather.

Indoor Swimming Pools

Salt Lake County Recreation
Salt Lake City's indoor swimming pools are a good bet for family fun President's Day weekend.

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