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FREE Winter Events in Utah


FREE Zoo days is a popular Winter activity

Are you one of those people that dread Winter because “there’s nothing to do”!? Check out this list of FREE Winter activities, and you might just change your mind!

This Wednesday, watch ice carvers as they carve favorite Disney characters at The Gateway

Disney On Ice: Ice Carving
In celebration of “Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic”, Salt Lake Community College Culinary Club students will be at The Gateway Mall this Wednesday, November 14 from 10:30am to 11:30am. The ice carvings will depict iconic Disney characters. There will also be special guest appearances by the stars of Disney On Ice.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo
The last Wednesday of the month, November through February, Utah’s Hogle Zoo offers FREE admission to everybody! Bundle up, grab some hot cocoa, and enjoy the animals that are more active in Winter.

Tracy Aviary
Every Wednesday now through March, Tracy Aviary is free admission (with $1 donation). Enjoy seeing the birds in Wintertime!

Red Butte Garden
December 1st and 2nd, 10am to 5pm, Red Butte Garden offers free admission during their 11th Annual Holiday Open House and Art Fair. Mark your calendar for future free dates: Arbor Day, Pioneer Day (July 24), and Labor Day.

Ogden’s Nature Center
On December 1st from 9am to 4pm, the Ogden Nature Center is offering free admission for everybody during their Holiday Open House and Local Art Sale.

Living Planet Aquarium
Mark your calendar for Monday, November 26th. The Living Planet Aquarium will be offering free admission that day.  See the penguins, fish and other aquatic animals!

Did you know that admission to the Clark Planetarium is always free?!

Clark Planetarium
Did you know that the Clark Planetarium is always free?! Explore the universe we live in at no cost. (There is a charge for lazer light shows and IMAX movies.)

Utah Museum of Fine Arts
The Utah Museum of Fine arts has a few free days:

  • Free First Wednesday 10:00am-8:00pm
    First Wednesdays offer free general museum admission only; special ticketed exhibitions not included.
  • Free Third Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm
    This offer is for free general museum admission (special ticketed exhibitions are not included). In addition to free general admission, the UMFA also hosts a free art studio program for families every third Saturday from 1-4 pm.
  • Free for Military Families
    The UMFA is pleased to recognize active duty military personnel and their immediate family members by providing them with free general admission. This program is available to any bearer of a military ID who is an active member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve. Some special or limited-time museum exhibitions may not be included in this free admission program.

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