Utah Museum of Fine Arts
- The UMFA is Utah’s Passport to a World of Art. The museum houses a collection spanning 5,000 years of human creativity, featuring ancient to contemporary art from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and more.
- Offers changing traveling exhibitions, lectures, tours, student groups and events, internships, family art activities, and creative, educational programming year-round
- Open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Monday
- Utah’s premier visual arts museum
- Adults: $7; Youth (6-18): $5; Seniors: $5; free for children under 6, UMFA members, higher education students in Utah, and U of U students, staff and faculty with current ID.
- Free admission offered the first Wednesday and third Saturday of every month courtesy of Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program. Admission prices are subject to change, but will continue to be offered for free to U of U students, staff and faculty.
- Please be sure to go to web site for current pricing.
Utah Museum of Natural History
- As the state museum of natural history, UMNH fosters an understanding of science, promotes the preservation of biological and cultural diversity, preserves collections in trust for future generations, celebrates Utah’s native peoples and cultures, and showcases Utah’s unique environments.
- Open Monday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; First Monday of the month, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Admission: $6 adults; $3.50 children ages 3-12, seniors and non-U of U students grades 9-college with current school ID; free for children under 3 and U of U students, faculty and staff with current ID. Free admission the first Monday of every month courtesy of Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program
- Offers courses in museum studies through various academic departments, including a general-education course on dinosaurs taught by a museum paleontologist, as well as internships and work-study positions
- The UMNH has begun construction on a new 17-acre site on the high bench that marks the shoreline of ancient Lake Bonneville and offers breathtaking views in all directions. The building will rest on a series of terraces that step up the hill and lay along the contours of the site, with minimal disruption to the adjacent natural landscape. In addition, running and hiking trails in the immediate area are preserved and enhanced. When the site opens in 2011, it will be named the Utah Museum of Natural History at the Rio Tinto Center. The new building’s facade of horizontal bands of copper of various heights will emulate geological stratification, recalling Utah’s geological and mineralogical history.
Red Butte Garden
- Includes over 100 acres of natural areas and 18 acres of formal gardens featuring floral displays, waterfalls and fountains, hiking trails, and walking paths. Year-round activities include classes, workshops, festivals, children’s programs, concerts, and tours.
- Hours: May 1-Aug. 31: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; September 1-30: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; October 1-March 31: seven days a week 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving Day and December 24-January 1; April 1-30: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Admission: Adults (ages 18-64): $6, Children (ages 3-17): $4, Seniors (ages 65+): $4, Children under 3: Free; U of U Faculty/Staff: $4; U of U Students: Free with valid ID
- Summer Outdoor Concert Series offers a variety of music, from bluegrass and jazz to country and folk, from June to September
- Performing arts center that presents national and international touring companies, musical concerts and performances by the College of Fine Arts opera company.
- Kingsbury Hall has over 150 performances and attendance exceeding 165,000 annually.
- Ticket office provides ticketing services for Libby Gardner Concert Hall, Marriott Center for Dance, and Studio 115 and Babcock theatres. Operating hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Ticket office closes one half-hour after Kingsbury Hall performances begin.
- Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Renovation in 1995 included state-of-the-art stage house, spacious restrooms, and elegant plaza.
Pioneer Theatre Company
A fully professional theatre operating on a “League of Resident Theatres” contract with Actor’s Equity Association, Pioneer Theatre Company produces Broadway-quality plays and musicals at the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.
- Produces seven shows per year–five plays and two musicals–from September through May. More than 110,000 patrons enjoy the theatre performances each season.
- Casts actors at the top of their profession, both locally and from New York City. The theatre also builds its own sets and costumes, utilizing the country’s most talented designers.
- Performances are held Monday - Thursday at 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. There is also a 2 pm Saturday matinee. Ticket prices range from $22-$49 depending on seating and performance. For more information visit, www.pioneertheatre.org or call the box office at 801-581-6961.
David P. Gardner Hall
- David P. Gardner Hall has been the home of the School of Music since 1954. The elegant neo-classical building has recently undergone a complete renovation resulting in a dramatically enlarged and well-appointed facility.
- Libby Gardner Concert Hall, located in David Gardner Hall, features a 60-rank pipe organ, adjustable acoustics, and choir seating for 200 performers. More than 100 diverse performances are given in the hall annually, including School of Music ensembles and public events. A concert schedule can be found at www.music.utah.edu.