• Happening in the District: May 14, 2019 Edition

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    Scarlet, the kea at Tracy Aviary.

    Utah’s Hogle Zoo, hoglezoo.org 

    Home to animals from around the world, visit the Zoo this spring.

    Fort Douglas Military Museum, fortdouglas.org

    The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

    • May 16, The Civil War Army in Salt Lake City, 5-7 pm, downtown. Details here. 
    • June 15, Fort Douglas Day, 9 am to 3 pm. A free day of events for the whole family! Activities include a climbing wall, displays of military vehicles and equipment, a vintage fashion competition, cannon fire demonstrations, and more! More details here. 

    Tracy Aviary, tracyaviary.org

    Tracy Aviary is the oldest bird zoo in the nation. With over 100 species of birds, and 10 acres of gardens to stroll through, you’ll find a true oasis in the city.

    Red Butte Garden, redbuttegarden.org

    Visit the Garden this spring for the promise of over half-a-million blooming bulbs!

    • Tickets are on sale for summer concerts!
    • Through May, Bulbs and Blooms. Crews worked well into November to plant more than 52,000+ bulbs, bringing the total number of bulbs planted in Red Butte Garden to over 519,000. This means that millions of blooms will be on display in our 21 acres of themed gardens.

    Natural History Museum of Utah, nhmu.utah.edu

    See Utah dinosaurs, learn about native peoples, and enjoy eight other permanent exhibits. Open every day of the week (including Sunday).

    Tower at Rice Eccles Stadium, stadium.utah.edu/about/tower

    The Tower is a perfect place to host your next event with stunning views of Salt Lake City.

    UMFA, umfa.utah.edu

    Maya, a special exhibition, is now open at NHMU. UMFA has a permanent exhibition, “Art From Ancient Mesoamerica,” with stunning Maya objects.

    The region’s destination museum for global visual arts. 

    University Guest House and Conference Center www.universityguesthouse.com

    Located in Historic Fort Douglas on the University of Utah campus, with 180 sleeping rooms and approximately 30,000 sq. ft. of unique meeting space. 

    • Ask for the “campus visitors rate” for your overnight visit to the Foothill Cultural District
    • Now offering Millcreek Coffee, a local and family owned business
    • Guest House expansion is underway! This won’t impact your stay.

    This is the Place Heritage Park, www.thisistheplace.org

    Immerse yourself in Utah’s heritage at this gem of the Foothill Cultural District.

    • June 14-15, Mountain Man Camp
    • June 18, Huntsman Day (free admission)
    • Do you need a getaway that’s close to home? Summer Season is underway, running through October 26. Take a holiday right in your own back yard! There’s no place like This Is The Place for summertime adventure.

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    Visit Foothill Cultural District- the heart of Salt Lake City's cultural life. With trails to hike, zoo animals to watch, trains to ride, dinosaur bones to dig, beds to sleep in, gardens to stroll, Olympic sports to remember, Buffalo Soldiers to visit, and fine art to enjoy, there's something for everyone. And it's all within two square miles in Salt Lake's foothills.


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