Thanksgiving Point Institute


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Thanksgiving Point, located in Lehi, Utah, at Utah’s population epicenter, is a museum complex dedicated to interactive learning. Its mission is to renew the minds and spirits of young and old by providing unique learning opportunities, family-friendly entertainment, and opportunities for discovery in a safe and beautiful environment. In 2008, the organization welcomed more than 1.64 million guests.

Thanksgiving Point Gardens spans 55 acres and encompasses 15 themed gardens including the
Children’s Discovery Garden. The Gardens offer a variety of gardening classes, many taught by
Utah’s premier Master Gardener, Larry Sagers. In the Children’s Discovery Garden, children explore the environment by investigating caves, examining plant and animal life at the eco-pond, and discovering Utah’s rich mineral heritage at the mineral mound.

Farm Country teaches guests the origin of their food. On the small scale, contemporary production farm, children and families get up-close-and-personal with farm animals by milking cows, petting goats, and riding ponies. Farm Country is also home to the Junior Master Gardener Club where young gardeners explore agriculture, the environment, and entrepreneurship through summer-long gardening activities.

The Museum of Ancient Life contains over 60 skeletal structures and 50 hands-on exhibits. Here guests can unearth fossils in a dig quarry, manipulate soil and water at the erosion table, and spend a night at the Museum as a part of a special educational program, Dinosnorzz.

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