Yellow Van Travels

The Leonardo: Salt Lake City

There are so many things to do in Salt Lake City, Utah (including visiting Temple Square which is our favorite). There are lots of performances nightly, sporting events to attend, conferences, shopping and museums. The Leonardo falls into the museum category, but it isn’t your regular, stuffy, read-too-many-plaques museum. It is a fun interactive museum that is geared towards families, specifically children in the 7-12 range (although kids of all ages will find something fun and age appropriate).

How to Get to The Leonardo:

The Leonardo is located at 209 East 500 South in Salt Lake City. They are open from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm daily. Sometimes they have special events or extended hours though so check out their calendar here.

Parking at The Leonardo can be kind of a hassle. But they have provided a map that highlights the various parking areas in downtown Salt Lake. Most of the parking is metered with a limited number of free parking spots on the weekends. The best choice, if you’re driving, is to park in the underground Library Square lot. The easiest way to get to The Leonardo is to take Trax, the local commuter rail.

You can purchase tickets online here to visit The Leonardo. Adults are $12.95, Kids 3-12 are $8.95, under 3 is free. They also offer discounted tickets of $9.95 for seniors, military and students with valid IDs.

What You Will Do at The Leonardo:

Imagine. Explore. Interact. Ask. The Leonardo is designed to be highly interactive for its guests. Highlighting STEM activities as well as some Arts activities mixed in, The Leonardo helps kids get excited about science, math, technology, engineering and how those things can be intertwined in a fun way with the arts.

The Leonardo is a modern take on a traditional science museum, but it extends it in a way that is simply amazing. It is hard to explain just how amazing this smaller museum is. We took our very intelligent 6 year old nephew and he had a BLAST. He is very into science and exploring and asking questions.

Plan on spending at least 90 minutes to 2 hours there to see everything and do most things. But if you have a child/children who like to stay focused on one thing for a while, you could easily stay much longer.

Sum Up:

The Leonardo is a modern science museum that focuses on STEM with the arts mixed in. It is a really fun museum for families, especially for children from 6 or 7 through about 12. But everyone can have lots of fun here and learn a thing or two 🙂