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Cat in the Hat knows a lot about ZAP!

Posted By Salt Lake County ZAP
February 22, 2017

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Springtime is filled with fun and literacy at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum! We’re kicking off the season with a full day of reading, play, and Dr. Seuss!

Discovery Gateway will turn into Seussville on March 2, complete with Seuss-tastic classes, a Hop on Pop Jump-a-Thon, a Dr. Seuss & Friends photo booth, and more! Plus, there will be special surprise visits from the one- and- only Cat in the Hat!

reading nook opening at discovery gateway

Also on March 2, Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum will open the new Reading Nook to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. The Reading Nook features several iconic pieces from the museum’s original location on Beck Street, including the jumbo light switch and giant chair with a pencil ladder from the Sizewise gallery. These treasured pieces from our collection have been re-imagined to create the perfect reading space. The pencil ladder is now home to the Take a Book, Leave a Book Library program, a partnership with Salt Lake City Public Library and KUED PBS Kids. We encourage families to bring in a book for another family to enjoy in exchange for a new book to take home. Through this program, it is our mission to put a book in the hands of every child and cultivate a lifelong love of reading.

The best part? It’s absolutely free! Guests can enjoy a free day in the museum thanks to the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) program. Don’t miss this fun day of play and literacy!

The Reading Nook also features information about Salt Lake County’s participation in the national Talking is Teaching initiative dedicated to closing the word gap and supporting families of young children to learn together in any language through talking, singing, reading, writing and playing every day! Discovery Gateway is a proud contributing partner of this initiative, and we hope to see families engaged in these activities throughout the museum and incorporate these principles at home as well!

-Kristin Jahne 

Kristin Jahne is the Marketing Coordinator at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum. When she’s not fixing member issues or analyzing data, you can find her interacting with patrons around the museum or helping plan events for DG members.  Laura Cotter, Operations Manager, is our resident wordsmith and crafted the title phrase.