Family Activities for President's Day Weekend


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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Things to Do With Kids

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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Monster Jam at Energy Solutions Arena


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

Tickets $20-$45

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Utes Basketball

Photo by Rob Gray

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

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

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Salt Lake Area Ski Resorts

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

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.)

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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'Hunger Game of Thrones' at the Off-Broadway Theatre

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.

Tickets $8-$16

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Trampoline Parks and Bounce Play

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

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.

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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Indoor Swimming Pools

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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February Events

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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'Pirates of the Scaribbean' at Desert Star Playhouse

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

Tickets $10.95-$18.95

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

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