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Eva Tsing, front, and Alyssa Spangler cross a rope bridge at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi on May 15, 2015. 

Even though the kids are out of school, there are plenty of places in Utah County where you can help encourage learning. 

Museum of Natural Curiosity

The Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point is a great place to keep your kids’ minds moving. 

Utah Valley's newest museum offers more than 400 interactive experiences for very curious minds.

Location: 3605 Garden Dr., Lehi

Info: thanksgivingpoint.org

 

BYU's Museum of Art

For a more tranquil museum experience, head to the BYU Museum of Art. The four-story museum houses a permanent exhibition and several traveling exhibits 

Location: North Campus Drive, Provo

Info: moa.byu.edu

 

Hutchings Museum

Lehi's Hutchings Museum is a hands-on teaching museum filled with fossils, Native American artifacts, pioneer history and Wild West guns. It began with donations in 1956 from John and Eunice Hutchings and has grown since then.

Location: 55 North Center St., Lehi

Info: lehi-ut.gov/venue/hutchings-museum

 

Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum

The Bean Museum boasts hundreds of taxidermied specimens meant to teach visitors about species, environment and animal habitats.

Location: 645 E. 1430 North, Provo

Info: mlbean.byu.edu

 

Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point

Dive deep into the age of the dinosaurs at the Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point.

Location: 2929 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Info: thanksgivingpoint.org/visit/museumofancientlife

 

Museum of Peoples and Cultures

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures is BYU's archaeological and anthropological museum. It was opened after BYU established an archaeology department in 1946. It currently houses an exhibit with items unearthed during archaeology on the site of the Provo City Center Temple.

Location: 2201 North Canyon Road, Provo

Info: mpc.byu.edu

 

Peteetneet Museum

Once the Peteetneet School, the Peteetneet Museum now houses an exhibition of pioneer artifacts, including the Henry Huber blacksmith shop.

Location: 10 North 600 East, Payson

Info: peteetneetmuseum.org

 

Provo Pioneer Village

Visit the village on a Saturday and be treated to some awesome pioneer style entertainment.

Location: 600 N. 500 West, Provo

Info: provopioneervillage.org

 

Springville Museum of Art

From the Children’s Art Festival to the annual Summer Art Classes and regular family nights, the Springville MOA is a hotspot for families.

Location: 126 E. 400 South, Springville

Info: smofa.org

 

Library Events

Each Libary in Utah County has many events that will keep your kids learning through the summer. They have reading programs, Lego building events, musical events and movie nights. Click the links below for full calendars.

Orem Library 

Provo Library at Academy Square

Lehi Public Library

Pleasant Grove Library

American Fork Library 

Highland Library 

Eagle Mountain City Library 

Saratoga Springs Public Library 

Springville Public Library 

Payson Public Library

Spanish Fork Library