Family Activities for President's Day Weekend

2015

With kids out of school and parents off work, President's Day is a great time for Salt Lake City family fun. Here are a few ideas for activities kids and parents can enjoy together:
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    ••• Living Planet Aquarium
    Salt Lake is a kid-friendly town and offers dozens of fun activities to keep children active and engaged. Here are some of the best.
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    ••• SmithsTix

    Monster Jam is a family-friendly experience starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks. These twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to the edge of your seat, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over or smash through.

    Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14, see website for times

    Energy Solutions Arena
    301 W. South Temple
    801-355-SEAT

    Tickets $20-$45

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    Utes Basketball

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    The Runnin' Utes have one home game President's Day weekend vs. California:

    Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

    Jon M. Huntsman Center
    1825 East South Campus Drive at the University of Utah
    801-581-UTIX

    Tickets $5-$25, see website or call for specials.

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    ••• Park City Mountain Resort
    One of the greatest things about living in Salt Lake City is having eight world-famous ski resorts within an hour's drive. President's Day weekend is one of the best ski and snowboard weekends of the year, with good chances of fresh snow and mild temperatures.
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    Grizzlies Hockey

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    ••• Utah Grizzlies

    The Utah Grizzlies will be facing the Idaho Steeleheads on President's Day at the Maverik Center.

    Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, 7:05 p.m.

    Maverik Center
    3200 South Decker Lake Drive (2200 W.)
    801-988-8888

    Tickets $12-$35 plus fees; see website for specials.

     

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    Sledding at Gorgoza or Soldier Hollow

    ••• Park City Mountain Resort

    President's Day weekend is a great time to try one of the two lift-assisted sledding parks in the Park City area: Gorgoza Park and Soldier Hollow. Tickets are $11-$30 per person, depending on age and how many hours you spend on the hill. Tubes are included. Call for conditions before you go.

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    ••• Off-Broadway Theatre

    The OBT presents 'Hunger Game of Thrones'. This G-rated family friendly comedy follows the tale of a beautiful female archer who not only brings peace to her homeland, but thwarts corrupt tyrant kings who have usurped the throne.

    Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 16-Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.

    272 S. Main St.
    801-355-4628

    Tickets $8-$16

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    ••• Airborne Trampoline Arena
    Trampoline parks and bounce play areas are a great place for kids of all ages to get some exercise and experience active play regardless of the weather.
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    'Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life' at The Leonardo

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    ••• Courtesy The Leonardo

    Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life is the latest exhibition from physician and anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens. This exhibit celebrates the wonders of the body in childhood, adulthood and across the arc of aging. More than 200 plastinates—real human specimens preserved through Dr. von Hagens’ invention, the process of Plastination—reveal the human body in all its stages and in all its conditions, from health to distress to disease. 

    209 E. 500 S.
    801-531-9800

    Exhibit closes Feb. 16, 2015

    Tickets $11.95-$19.95

    *This exhibit may not be appropriate for young or sensitive children.

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    ••• Salt Lake County Recreation
    Salt Lake City's indoor swimming pools are a good bet for family fun President's Day weekend.
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    ••• Jochen Sand
    The shortest month of the year isn't short on fun Salt Lake City events. Here are a few of the guide's top picks.
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    ••• Desert Star Playhouse

    Don't confuse this with the blockbuster cinematic hit, it'll keep you laughing.

    Jan. 8-March 21, see website for show dates and times

    4861 S. State St. in Murray
    801-266-2600

    Tickets $10.95-$18.95

    Pizza, appetizers, sandwiches, soft drinks and desserts available during the show.