This Family Travel-themed post sponsored by Visit Salt Lake City travel bureau, where we received free a Connect Pass for entrance, but all thoughts are my own.
We don’t often get to get away on a family vacation very often, due to the Husband being in school full time as an engineer. But every year we always try to get away for a few days and have a mini family vacation. This year, since the Husband was doing an internship in Utah, we stole him away from work for a few days and we visited various places around Salt Lake City. Including our favorite Zoo within a days drive; the Hogle Zoo!
Hogle Zoo Family Attraction
The Hogle Zoo seems to always have something fun happening! Each year they have a new theme throughout the zoo. And you can find great educational stands all over the zoo. One year it was all about dinosaurs. They had a fossil digging site even! This year it was all about Legos! They had these amazing displays of the animals with some fun facts, and also all made out of Legos! Aren’t they just amazing?
And some of them you could even interact with! Talk about making kids happy!
Every time we visit the Hogle Zoo we always make sure we can take in the free shows! They are always so entertaining! One is the adorable Elephant show! They have a baby elephant that participates and just melts your heart. Ok, so this sweet elephant is now more like a toddler as she is a few years old. But still a favorite for everyone to visit!
And they had plenty of “photo” opportunity stations all over the zoo!
And we always stop everything to make sure we make it to the Bird show! This was the highlight of the entire zoo! The husband kept talking about it for days after our visit. It was educational, but quite entertaining! They had a lot of amazing birds that would literally fly right over your head! I personally felt the feathers of a hawk and owl as they flew over my head. Oh it was so amazing! And it had the kids in complete awe! Not to mention quite a bit of humor!
This year they even have a brand new playground for the kids! When it is time for dinner, they have great dining options and gift shops. But the kids simply adored the water park! It is a great distraction as it does get quite hot in Salt Lake City in the summer!
We visit the Hogle Zoo every summer, and we still have not tired of visiting. They offer something new each year to help keep it entertaining. And don’t worry that it is out of tourist season. The Hogle zoo still keeps everything entertaining. In the winter they are known for their amazing Light exhibits. My sisters (who live in Utah) go each year and I’m always jealous of their visit, because we never get down there in the winter months. But you visit the zoo after dark and all of the lights look just like the animal they are showcasing! It is quite beautiful!
And coming soon is the BOO at the zoo! They encourage kids to come in their costumes and can trick or treat at 20 different candy booths throughout the zoo! Also Military Appreciation Day in November!
If you are planning a trip to Salt Lake City be sure to visit Visit Salt Lake City to help plan out your visit and to find the best dining, hotels and attractions! I highly recommend the Visit Salt Lake City Connect Pass, as it offers you entrance to 13 amazing destinations at a great discount!
What is your favorite exhibit at the Hogle Zoo?