Still reeling from the aftershocks of recent hurricanes, families are looking for ways to spend quality time together. Thankfully, there are many Summer events taking place in Salt Lake City and its surrounding areas, and Kid City Guide has the ultimate guide to make it super easy to find all these family-friendly events, summer camps, and fun places for the entire family to enjoy the 2022 summer season in Utah!
After a couple of rough years for everyone, 2022 starts feeling like the world is going back to normal, so make sure you make the most out of this special season with your loved ones!

Thanksgiving Point is a family favorite around Utah and, of course, is offering unique summer camps in which children will enjoy fun learning experiences, explore nature, make new friends, and even meet insects and animals! Camps will be divided by age groups.

Location:
Thanksgiving Point

DATES:
Summer Camps will take place from June throughout August. Dates and Hours vary from camp to camp.

Enjoy the outdoors as you walk through 42 acres of tree-lined pathways where you will have the chance to see over 800 animals!

Hogle Zoo is the favorite attraction for families in Utah, and will be your family’s new favorite too!

Location:
2600 Sunnyside Avenue South, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA

DATES:
March 1 – October 31: 9 AM- 6 PM Daily (Last admittance at 4 PM).

Each week, kids of all ages will join a Swaner naturalist at the EcoCenter and learn about a different nature topic!

Swaner Shorts program includes a short presentation about the topic of the week and hands-on opportunities to learn about it.

Location:
Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter

DATES:
Every Friday from 2- 2:30 PM

Summer is not complete without a water park! At Lagoon A Beach you will find six acres of water slides, twisting hydro tubs, crystal waterfalls, bubbling fountains, and more!

The entire family will love cooling off at Lagoon A Beach!

Location:
375 Lagoon Dr, Farmington, Utah 84025, USA

DATES:
Summer Hours: Sunday – Friday 11 AM – 6 PM | Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM

During these summer camps, children will explore the natural world from new perspectives, put the scientific method into action, engage in authentic experiences with Museum staff and collections, make new friends, and have a blast!

Location:
Natural History Museum of Utah

DATES:
June 6 – 9: 9 AM- 4 PM | June 13 – 16: 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM | July 11 – 14: 9 AM- 4 PM | July 18 – 21: 9 AM- 12 PM (Kindergarten), 9 AM- 4 PM (1st grade) | August 1 – 4: 9 AM- 12 PM (Kindergarten), 9 AM- 4 PM (1st grade) | August 8 – 11: 9 AM- 4 PM

This is a great plan to enjoy during the summer months!

Families can join one of Swaner’s Naturalists for a nature walk on the Preserve and explore animal species, wetland science, the history of the Swaner Preserve, and more!

Location:
Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter

DATES:
8:30 AM- 9:30 AM, every Saturday.

Nights Under Lights are popular Summer events hosted by the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium and are returning for 2022!

Families will get to watch a spectacular light show on the Ecosystem Exploration Craft & Observatory (EECO) structure set to the top music hits.

Location:
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

DATES:
7 PM- 10 PM. Top 100: May 20 | Pride Under Lights: June 24 | Music through the Ages: July 8 | End of Summer Bash: August 5

Nature-loving kids and families can enjoy a free Sunday nature-themed craft throughout the summer at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter every Sunday! 

Location:
Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter

DATES:
11 AM- 1 PM, every Sunday.

Besides the breathtaking and indescribable views that you will get to admire at Zion National Park, there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy including camping, horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, river trips, and so much more to enjoy during the summer months!

Location:
Zion National Park, Utah, USA

DATES:
Zion Canyon Visitor Center (Outside Information Desk) 8 AM- 7 PM | Park Store 8 AM – 8 PM

Summer camps at the aquarium are divided by age groups and themes!

All in-person camps include access to camp photos, daily snacks while at camp, cool Aquarium swag, and special animal experiences. Lunch is included for full-day campers.

Location:
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

DATES:
Camps take place from June throughout August. Hours vary from 9 AM-12 PM and 1 PM- 4 PM depending on the age group.

Breakfast with the Birds 2022 will again be a lively morning at Tracy Aviary: breakfast buffet, hands-on nature activities for the kids, up-close bird encounters, and live music.

Location:
Tracy Aviary

DATES:
June 25, 8 AM- 11 AM

This summer, kids of all skill levels ages 6-15 can enjoy a week filled with Golf! Campers will learn and sharpen their skills with a strong emphasis on the fundamentals of iron play, driving, chipping, putting, rules & etiquette.

Location:
Thanksgiving Point

DATES:
June 6-9 – July 18-21 – August 1-4. 10 AM- 12 PM

The Lindon Aquatics Center’s star is the sunken pirate ship in which kids can play for hours while they cool off this summer!

Another favorite is the FlowRider surf ride, where you can land surf. The center offers many other attractions that both kids and adults will love.

Location:
60 West 60 North, Lindon, UT 84042, USA

DATES:
Public Open Swim: Monday 12:30-9:30 PM (Mon. Family Night) 6:00-9:30 PM | Tuesday 12:30-7:00 PM | Wednesday 12:30-7:00 PM | Thursday 12:30-9:30 PM | Friday 12:30-6:00 PM | Saturday 11:00-6:00 PM | Sunday Closed | Holidays 11:00-6:00 PM

Kids will love this unique outdoor experience!

At U-Dig Fossils, you can spend the day with your family digging for 550-million-year-old fossils and take home whatever you find!

Location:
Death Canyon Rd, Delta, UT 84624, USA

DATES:
Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM

During this four-day workshop, kids ages 7 to 11 will make and melt a snowman in June, play with magnets, discover new things about light and sound, and much more!

The workshop is taught by the Treehouse Programs Team.

Location:
Treehouse Children’s Museum

DATES:
June 7- June 10. 10 AM- 12 PM

Children will have a blast this summer hopping on this train to have fun with train-themed activities by the Jupiter Train and Passenger Car and the train station at Treehouse Museum!

Location:
Treehouse Children’s Museum

DATES:
June 4, 10 AM- 4:30 PM

During this fun summer camp, kids will learn how to paint classic arcade characters!

They will paint one picture in each class. Along with the paintings, little artists will enjoy games and a snack!

Location:
Pintsize Picassos

DATES:
Wednesdays from June 8 to June 29. 10:30 AM

When it comes to summer fun, water parks always guarantee you and the entire family a great time!

At Cherry Hill, you will enjoy water slides, a foam-padded river run, a lazy river, a children’s water playground, and two pools. The family can also play some mini-golf, enjoy a jungle maze and climbing rock, relax at the pie restaurant, and more!

Location:
1325 South Main Street, Kaysville, UT, USA

Thanksgiving Point offers many different and fantastic options to enjoy with the family!

You can visit fun museums, a working farm, stroll 55 acres of botanical beauty at Ashton Gardens, and more!

Location:
3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, Utah 84043, USA

Children will learn how to paint these sea creatures!

Kids will paint one picture in each class. Along with the paintings, little artists will enjoy games and a snack. These are all blacklight paintings!

Location:
Treehouse Children’s Museum

DATES:
June 4, 10 AM- 4:30 PM

During the annual Chalk Art Festival at Utah’s Hogle Zoo, guests will watch more than 40 local artists create amazing chalk art of animals from around the world and vote for their favorite piece!

Location:
Utah’s Hogle Zoo

DATES:
June 10, 11, 12. 9 AM- 6 PM

Summer Camps at The Leonardo are designed for curious youth who love hands-on experimentation and discovery.

Every camp covers STEAM topics, making kids stretch their imagination and challenge them to see the world around them in new and exciting ways.

Location:
The Leonardo

DATES:
June 13-17: Backyard Explorers | June 20-24: Gamesplosion! | June 27 – July 1: Leo’s Workshop | July 5 -8: CSI: Camp Scene Investigators (4th of July Week – 4-day camp) | July 11 – 15: Flight
July 18 – 22: Innovative Art | July 25 – 29: Alive! | August 1 – 5: Survival: The Final Frontier | August 8-12: Mad Scientist! | August 15-19: Project SOUND

These fun summer camps for kids ages 7-10 are perfect for all nature nerds, tech wizards, and art aficionados!

Discovery Gateway offers these full-day camps which are chock full of games, projects, and STEAM-centered activities to keep kids engaged, enthralled, and excited all summer long!

Location:
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

DATES:
9 AM- 4 PM. Silly Science: June 13-June 17 | Artful Antics: June 27-July 1 | Mission: Space Exploration: July 25-July 29 | Dinosaur Day: August 8-August 12

During Conservation Heros Day, you’ll get to meet some real-life conservation heroes working at Utah’s Hogle Zoo: veterinary staff, keepers, conservationists, educators, grounds crew, and safety specialists.

There will be educational activities, keeper chats, animal demonstrations, and a dog show to enjoy!

Location:
Utah’s Hogle Zoo

DATES:
June 25,9 AM- 2 PM

In Nature Storytime, kids ages 2-4 and their parent(s) will enjoy a special storybook reading and activity.

This is the perfect time for your toddler to have a fun moment before the Aquarium opens. This is a member-only event.

Location:
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

DATES:
9 AM- 10 AM. Tuesday, June 14| July 12 | August 9 | September 13

These camps teach kids how to time travel through their imaginations while learning science.

Geared for kids aged 3-6 (junior camps) and 7-11 (elementary camps). Kids will enjoy projects like fossil casting, tours of the park with a paleontologist, and experiments inspired by recent scientific literature. Each monthly session throughout the summer will feature different themes!

Location:
Ogden’s Eccles Dinosaur Park

DATES:
Preschool Camps: 9 AM-11 AM, 12 PM-2 PM, June 16, July 14, or August 4. | Elementary Camps: 9 AM-1 PM, June 23, July 21, or August 11

The Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum is offering shortened, 3-hour junior camps for children ages 4-6!

During the week, kids will explore themes like wilderness, art, and culture through games, crafts, and stories.

Location:
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

DATES:
9 AM- 12 PM. Mission: Space Exploration, Jr.: June 20-June 24 | Hogwarts Training Academy: July 18-July 22 | Silly Science, Jr: August 1-August 5

This four-day workshop for children aged 7 to 11 (currently in grades 1 through 5) it’s taught by Treehouse Troupe Director, Wes Whitby.

The workshop lets young actors “Step on Stage” at Treehouse by learning about writing, costuming, staging, and acting in a play.

Location:
Treehouse Children’s Museum

DATES:
June 21- 24. 9 AM- 12 PM

This family-friendly night out at the Zoo will teach families about the critically endangered Siamese Crocodile couple, Bill and Hillary.

You can boogie and stomp to live music as the crocs lie in wait and chomp!

Location:
Utah’s Hogle Zoo

DATES:
August 13, 6 PM- 9 PM

Kids ages 7 to 11 will have a blast during this 4-day workshop!

It’s taught by Treehouse “Art Guardians” and lets young artists paint, draw and sculpt their own masterpieces using a variety of mediums, all based on the art of recognized artists.

Location:
Treehouse Children’s Museum

DATES:
July 12-15, 10 AM- 12 PM

Kids will learn how to paint these beautiful scenes during this fun summer camp!

They’ll paint one picture in each class. Along with the paintings, little artists will enjoy games and a snack.

Location:
Pintsize Picassos

DATES:
Wednesdays from July 6 to July 27. 1:30 PM

You will get to see many amazing animals at Zootah, both native and exotic species!

Explore the 7 acres of tree-lined pathways and have an amazing family day at Zootah!

Location:
419 West 700 South, Logan, UT 84321, USA

DATES:
Monday – Saturday: 11 AM – 5:30 PM

This amazing inflatable water sports park sits atop the Jordanelle Reservoir, so while you have fun under the sun, you can also admire the beautiful surroundings!

The entire family can enjoy this great experience!

Location:
515 State Rd 319, Heber City, UT 84032, USA

DATES:
Monday-Wednesday: 11 AM – 5 PM | Thursday-Sunday: 10 AM – 7 PM

What a Wild Life! Summer Camp

During this fun summer camp, mini artists will learn how to paint wild creatures!

They’ll be painting one picture in each class. Along with the paintings, little artists will enjoy games and a snack!

Location:
Pintsize Picassos

DATES:
Wednesdays from July 6 to July 27. 10:30 AM

What a Wild Life! Summer Camp

During this fun summer camp, mini artists will learn how to paint wild creatures!

They’ll be painting one picture in each class. Along with the paintings, little artists will enjoy games and a snack!

Location:
Pintsize Picassos

DATES:
Wednesdays from July 6 to July 27. 10:30 AM

Kids five years old and up can join Tracy Aviary’s bird experts for an Avian Adventure during their week-long summer camps for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade!

Kids can choose from both full-day and half-day camps.

Location:
Tracy Aviary

DATES:
June- August 2022

The Autism Adventure Camp is a fun adventure for youth with autism, ages 11-18 (or entering grades 6th-12th in the fall of 2022).

The camp runs Tuesday – Friday from 9 am-3 pm each day. Children will grow and connect with other children. Participants must be verbal and must be able to use the restroom independently.

Location:
Thanksgiving Point

DATES:
July 26, 9 AM- 3 PM

Get ready to enjoy many adventure activities at Utah Olympic Park!

You will get to enjoy sliding tracks, ski jumps, and so much more. No matter the season, there’s always a lot to do at Utah Olympic Park.

Location:
3419 Olympic Parkway, Park City, Utah 84098, USA

DATES:
Venue & Museums | Open Daily | 9 AM – 6 PM| Activities open daily 10 AM- 12 PM | 12:30 PM- 2:30 PM | 3 PM- 5 PM

During this special and unique movie in the park, families will enjoy a bug show, an ambassador animal meet-and-greet, and watch Disney’s “Moana!”

Play along in a movie scavenger hunt to keep the little ones entertained throughout the movie. 

Location:
Utah’s Hogle Zoo

DATES:
July 18, 6 PM- 10 PM

During Wild Aware Utah Day, families will learn about the predators and other wildlife found in Utah and the surrounding areas, how to identify species, and most importantly how to avoid conflict so you can enjoy Utah’s mountains and keep yourself and your family safe.

Location:
Utah’s Hogle Zoo

DATES:
July 30, 9 AM- 2 PM