School is almost back in session. Students in the Provo City School District head back on Aug. 15, Nebo students will return on Aug. 19 and the Alpine School District students will be back in the classroom on Aug. 20.
With just a few weeks left of summer vacation, it may be time to get your kids' minds moving again. You may consider a reading program, workbooks or heading to one of these fun learning spots in Utah County.
— By Stacy Johnson, Daily Herald
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 Drive, Lehi
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
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 N. Center St., Lehi
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
Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point
Dive deep into the age of dinosaurs at the Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point.
Location: 2929 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi
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 digs on the site of the Provo City Center Temple.
Location: 2201 N. Canyon Road, Provo
Once the Peteetneet School, the Peteetneet Museum now houses an exhibition of pioneer artifacts, including the Henry Huber blacksmith shop.
Location: 10 N. 600 East, Payson
Provo Pioneer Village
Visit the village on a Saturday and be treated to some awesome pioneer-style entertainment.
Location: 600 N. 500 West, Provo
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
Each library 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.