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Venue Status & Safety Restrictions

The Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass is the best way to gain access to Salt Lake's most famous and fascinating attractions — and here we have their status updates and safety restrictions in place for visiting them in the near future.

View the Connect Pass attractions that are open now. See below for any specific restrictions, required reservations, temporary closures, or other changes that are being made to help make your visit safe and enjoyable.

Open Now

Clark Planetarium IMAX and Dome Theater

Changes: Clark Planetarium's Shows and Exhibits will resume on March 2, 2021 seven days a week from 10:00am - 5:30pm 
Safety Protocols: The IMAX Theatre and the Dome Theatre will be limited to 20 people total. For Connect Pass holders, tickets will only be available on a first-come, first served basis. Films will only be offered in the afternoon

Connect Pass Use: Check with the ticket counter upon arrival to check and film availability and reserve your place. 

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum


Changes: Museum hours are limited and you must purchase a ticket for one of the 3 two-hour time blocks. The number of guests is limited for each time block. Some high-touch areas, like the Honey Climber, have been closed. 
Safety Protocols: Masks are required for everyone over age 2. Bins for used props or items that will be disinfected after use. The Water Play exhibit has filtration, UV sterilizer and automatic chlorine feeder to make sure it is safe for use. Staff health is monitored daily. No food, drink, or gum. You must stay with your group and maintain a 6-foot distance from other groups.

Connect Pass Use: If you have a Connect Pass that you would like to use, please contact our admission staff between the hours of 10:00 am-5:00 pm Tuesday-Saturday to purchase tickets at 801-456-5437

The Leonardo Museum

Changes: new hours are Wednesday - Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Pre-purchasing tickets is strongly encouraged and time slots are capped to allow room for social distancing. Only our first floor exhibits are open at a new ticket price of $5 for non Connect Pass holders. 
Safety Protocols: Masks are required for all guests. Tickets are capped to ensure visitors are able to maintain social distancing. Sanitizer stations have been installed throughout the exhibits. Some high touch exhibits remain closed at this time. All staff are required to do a temperature check at the beginning of their shift. 

Connect Pass Use: Walk up tickets available based on capacity, pre-registration strongly encouraged. Please email to pre-register. 

Museum of Natural Curiousity

Changes: The Temple Climber play area and Touch Tunnel will remain closed. 
Safety Protocols: Masks for guests are required at all indoor and outdoor locations. Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout guest areas. Team members are required to wear masks and health is monitored along with enhanced cleaning and sanitation measures for public spaces. 

Connect Pass Use: Walk up ticketing available based on capacity. Connect Pass users should use walk up ticketing.

Natural History Museum of Utah

Changes: Timed ticketing, open 10 am  - 5 pm every day, One-way path through the museum, tickets must be purchased in advance
Safety protocols: Limited number of guests allowed, Face coverings are required for everyone over 2 years old, physical distancing, sanitization stations throughout, complimentary stylus for hands-free interaction with the exhibits.

Connect Pass Use: Request ticket reservations online
Reservations are REQUIRED and you will be turned away if you do not make online reservations

Red Butte Garden

Changes: Red Butte has returned to normal operations. No reservations are needed.
Safety Protocols: per CDC guidelines, masks are recommended for unvaccinated guests.

Connect Pass Use: Show your connect pass at the ticket window.

Snowbird Tram

Changes: Currently running on weekends for Scenic Tram Rides, conditions permitting. Daily Scenic Tram Rides will resume December 1, 2021 after taking a season off due to COVID-19.

Safety Protocols: Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces frequently and provide hand sanitizing stations throughout the resort. Reserve the right to limit the number of guests/participants in any area of the resort as needed.


Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point

Changes: Advance ticket reservations are required.
Safety protocols: Use of face coverings is required at both indoor and outdoor locations. Sanitizer stations will be readily available. One-way traffic through the gardens. Limited admission to encourage social distancing.

Connect Pass Use: Walk up ticketing available based on capacity. Connect Pass users should use walk up ticketing.

Museum of Ancient Life

Changes: Limited entry, online ticket purchase or reservation required, Some hands-on exhibits will not be available and the 3D Mammoth Screen Theatre will remain closed at this time.
Safety Protocols: Use of face coverings is required at both inside and outside venues. Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout guest areas.One-way path through the museum. Other safety measures include monitoring team member’s daily temperatures, requiring employee face coverings, and additional cleaning and sanitation measures for public spaces.

Connect Pass Use: Walk up ticketing available based on capacity. Connect Pass users should use walk up ticketing.

Tracy Aviary

Changes: 9-10 am are 65+ and high-risk only. General admission 10 am - 5 pm. Indoor exhibits, gift shop, and regular programming remain closed. Bird Show seating in the amphitheater is limited to ensure social distancing.
Safety protocols: Use of face coverings is required by guests. Sanitizer stations will be readily available. One-way traffic through the aviary. Limited admission to 60 people per hour with 120 guests on the grounds at any time.

Connect Pass Use: Touch-free gate admission tickets.

This is the Place Heritage Park

Changes: Tickets must be purchased in advance. Check website for village hours. Trains, pony rides, and a few other features may be closed. Check website for details on what is open.
Safety protocols: Masks are required for all patrons over the age of 2. 

Connect Pass Use: Walk up ticketing.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Changes: New hours, open Wed 11 am to 8 pm, Thurs - Sat 11 am - 5 pm.  Seniors (65+) and immune compromised individuals are invited to visit at 10AM. No in-person tours. Groups are limited to less than 10. Advance tickets required. Museum capacity is limited. 

Safety Protocols:  Face coverings and social distancing is required. Visitor capacity is limited to 25 guests per hour. 

Connect Pass Use: Tickets must be booked in advance through the UMFA website. Select Connect Pass ticket type. Connect Pass must be presented at the welcome desk upon check in. 

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Safety Protocols:  In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are recommended for those who are not fully vaccinated.

Connect Pass Use: Walk-ins welcome.

Utah Olympic Park

Changes: Tickets, included in Connect Pass, required for guided tours. Tickets are available for redemption on-site only. Please call ahead of time for availability 435-658-4200
Safety Protocols: Face coverings are required for museum guests and in all indoor spaces. Increased cleaning in high traffic areas with hand sanitation and hand-washing locations available. 

Each tour is limited to 12 participants and masks are required while on the tour bus.

Connect Pass Use: Guided tour. Admission the museum is complimentary.

Utah's Hogle Zoo

Changes: Buildings are closed. The train and carousel are now open. Indoor dining is closed. Number of guests per day is limited. Online ticket sales with timed entry. 
Safety protocols: Zoo visits are limited to 2-hours. Face coverings are required. The zoo is now one-way. Rides are sanitized frequently.

Connect Pass Use: Limited walk-up entry is available. Connect pass users should use walk-up entry.