Zoo, Arts & Parks Blog
Giving Thanks by Giving back, FREE events
Organizations receiving funding support from Salt Lake County residents through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) program give “thanks” by giving back to the community and offering FREE admission on select days of the year.
Here’s to FREE days at Red Butte Garden, Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake Acting Company, Utah Museum of Fine Art, and Utah's Hogle Zoo in 2014.
Red Butte Garden: July 24th | Sept 1st | Oct 6th | Dec 7th & 8th
Natural History Museum of Utah: Jan 13th | Apr 14th | Jul 14th | Oct 13th
Advanced reservations highly recommended. Tickets free, but required.
Salt Lake Acting Company
“Grant & Twain” Feb 4th | “4000 Miles” Apr 8th
Call ahead to reserve your free seats
Utah Museum of Fine Art: 1st Wednesday of each month & third Saturday of each month.
Wild Wednesday"/Free Days at
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Jan 29th | Feb 26th | Nov 26th* | Dec. 31st*
*Free admission on Nov. 26th & Dec. 31st, excludes admission to "Zoo Lights"
Raising Awareness - ZAP and Social Media
Ever wonder why a government agency would travel into the realm of “likes,” “tweets,” and “subscriptions?” These days in order to “keep up with the Joneses” you need to be active on social media. For Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) program, times are no different.
As a pass-through granting agency for millions of dollars (collected via sales tax revenue) to support arts, culture, and recreation in Salt Lake County, we see social media as an avenue to connect and educate the public about the various benefits they receive as a result of their commitment.
For example, did you know as a resident of Salt Lake County YOUR support provides funds to over 160 arts and cultural organizations as well as 30+ park and recreational facilities throughout Salt Lake County? OR Annually, an estimated 3.8 million people receive FREE admission to an arts or cultural event funded through the ZAP program? Go ahead, pat YOUrself on the back! Then “like” us on Facebook, “subscribe” to our YouTube channel, and exchange a “tweet” or two with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on happenings in your neighborhood.