Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

“Discovery Gateway”, The Children’s Museum of Utah | Galleries and Exhibitions

client: The Children’s Museum of Utah
location: Salt Lake City, Utah | size: 20,000 sq ft | opened: 2006


Lehrman Cameron Studio designed all of the primary galleries for the expanded and improved Children’s Museum of Utah (“Discovery Gateway”) in Salt Lake City. Five unique exhibit experiences on two floors, covering acres of space contain a wide variety of exhibit techniques, styles, and interactive elements for “the children’s museum you never outgrow” with a “skills-to-occupation” mission. Spaces include Story Factory, Kids Eye View Village, Media Central, The Studio, and Children’s Garden. LCS collaborated with fabricators Pacific Studio for this design/build endeavor, and worked closely with Museum staff and Salt Lake City architects, as well as consultants LA CAB of Seattle. Since opening, the lively space has entertained thousands of children—and their families.


We saw parents and children discovering side by side and working together. It would seem we have a hit on our hands! – D.D. Hilke, Museum Director