“Step Into A Story” is the enchanting moto of Utah’s Treehouse Museum, and it summarizes exactly what the children will experience during their visit. This magical museum, run since 1992, invites families to physically step into the storybook world through fun, colorful and exciting interactive exhibits and programs. These are specially designed to promote and develop the practice of childrens literacy and reading skills - a vital part of growing up!
With over 26,000 sq ft of unique and engaging hands-on exhibits, children will become lost of hours in this unique attraction. The newest additions to the museum include Jack’s Fairy Tale Diner, Treehouse Jupiter Train Locomotive and German House Puppet Theater. These will join exhibits such as The Big Red Barn, the One World Village, How The West Was Fun, Utah’s Color Canyon, The Oval Office, The Great American Map and the Art of the Storybook. The Treehouse Museum website has a great display of photos of all exhibits to allow you to see the attention to detail that has really gone into each and every one.
The museum holds daily events, from engaging story time sessions to captivating stage performances. They also have fun and friendly volunteers to share stories and play games with the children. These are often quite spontaneous throughout the day to keep the kids on their toes!
There is a beautiful Treehouse Art Garden for children to explore their more creative side, and an entertaining theater group - Treehouse Troupe - which presents family friendly productions during the months of November, January, and March.
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To ensure those requiring a wheelchair can enjoy the exhibits as much as everyone else, Treehouse does restrict strollers from the exhibit areas. Of course, exceptions can be made for medical reasons, or if your family was blessed with twins! Strollers may be stored in the locker area until your family has finished for the day.
Your children will never be running around on an empty stomach as there a number of restaurants in the Junction which are walking distance to the Treehouse. These include favorites such as Subway, Iggy’s, Sonora Grill and The Pizza Factory. Just remember no food or drink is allowed on the exhibit floor!
The Treehouse is located about 35 miles north of Salt Lake City - at 347 22nd Street in downtown Ogden. If you are traveling on the I-15 towards Ogden, then our best suggestion would be taking the 21st St exit (No 343) and traveling east to Grant Ave. Turn right heading south and turn left (east) on 22nd St. Treehouse is just on the right hand side of the street, between Grant and Washington. Angled parking is available on the streets around the museum, otherwise you can park in the Junction parking terrace - accessible from Grant Ave.
Treehouse offers a variety of tour programs for schools which are specially designed for learning in mind. The specially designed activities compliment any lessons taught within the classroom so it won’t disrupt the state curriculum. The museum also caters for preschool groups with their “Play With Us” Treehouse Tour. Reservations are required, and simply refer to the website for more details on costs and dates.
Only if you’re good! The Treehouse does have a small gift shop where the children can pick up fun and colorful toys, books, puppets, games and merchandise to continue their education long after they leave.
All exhibits in the museum offer wheelchair access, with the exception of the upper deck. For all second floor areas there is an elevator available, and wheelchairs are also available for use upon arrival at the museum if needed.
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Restrooms are available on both floors of the museum, and each restroom ensure a baby changing table for your convenience.
Sept-May the Museum is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June through August. Tuesdays-Th
Open Mon - Sat. Closed Jan 1, July 4, July 24, 2nd week of Sept, Thanksgiving & Dec 25
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