Student-Friendly Adventures: A Guide to Affordable Fun in Salt Lake City


College life can be demanding, and students often need a break from the books to unwind and enjoy a day or night out. Fortunately, Salt Lake City offers a plethora of exciting options for college students looking to have a great time without breaking the bank. Explore some fantastic places that not only guarantee a memorable experience but also offer student discounts, making them even more appealing to the budget-conscious student.

Hogle Zoo:

Located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon, Hogle Zoo provides a delightful escape into the animal kingdom. With over 800 animals representing diverse species, the zoo offers a unique and educational experience. What's even better for students is the available discounts, making it an affordable outing for those looking to spend a day surrounded by wildlife.

 Loveland Living Planet Aquarium:

For those intrigued by aquatic life, the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is a must-visit destination. Home to a vast array of marine species, the aquarium offers a mesmerizing journey through different ecosystems. Students can take advantage of discounted tickets, ensuring that an underwater adventure doesn't drain their wallets.

 Utah Symphony and Ballet West Performances:

Immerse yourself in the world of art and culture by attending performances by the Utah Symphony or Ballet West. These world-class performances offer a refined and entertaining experience. Students can often enjoy discounted tickets, making it an affordable way to appreciate the arts in Salt Lake City.

 Natural History Museum of Utah:

Discover the rich history of the region at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Boasting interactive exhibits and fascinating artifacts, this museum offers a captivating educational experience. The best part for students? Admission is free with a valid student ID.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA):

Located on the University of Utah campus, UMFA is a treasure trove of artistic masterpieces spanning different periods and cultures. Students can explore the museum's diverse collection without spending a dime, as admission is free for students.

Red Butte Gardens:

Escape into nature at Red Butte Gardens, a botanical garden nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Range. Enjoy the tranquility of themed gardens, walking paths, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Thanks to its free admission for students, Red Butte Gardens is an ideal spot for a peaceful day outdoors.

Clark Planetarium:

Embark on a cosmic journey at the Clark Planetarium, where astronomy comes to life through immersive exhibits and breathtaking star shows. College students can enjoy the wonders of the universe without worrying about the cost, as admission is free for all. 


Jillian Hoff

Outreach Housing Ambassador