Thanksgiving Point and Covid-19

Update on Thanksgiving Point Operations:

MARCH 24, 2020

We are focused on the health, safety, and well-being of our community. As part of this focus, Thanksgiving Point closed all buildings and venues beginning March 16 through March 29 to help stem the spread of COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus.

On March 23, 2020 the State of Utah extended school closures through May 1 to follow current health guidelines to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people. In light of these changes, Thanksgiving Point will remain closed until further notice. This closure includes the Ashton Gardens and the Tulip Festival. During this interim, we will continue to provide transformative family learning opportunities when possible through social media and other channels. We will also stay in contact with appropriate officials and health experts and will adjust operations based on updated guidance.

We look forward to welcoming back guests as soon as possible. Please check this page for most recent announcements.




MARCH 16, 2020

In accordance with updated guidance from authorities, Thanksgiving Point announced effective 3 pm Mountain time March 16, 2020 its four venues (Butterfly Biosphere, Museum of Ancient Life, Museum of Natural Curiosity, and Farm Country) will close to encourage social distancing preventative measures for COVID-19 . Included in this closure are Harvest Restaurant and the Tower Deli at the Water Tower Plaza. Ashton Gardens remain closed for the winter season.

Thanksgiving Point cares deeply about the health, safety, and ongoing wellbeing of guests, employees, vendors, and other personnel who visit each day. During this time of temporary closure Thanksgiving Point will host a number of live and taped education options such as the popular “Tales for Tots” program.

“We join with the rest of the country in taking care of each other and ourselves,” stated Mike L Washburn, CEO and President of Thanksgiving Point. “We strive to be a safe haven from the storms of life and a fun place for families. We are committed to keeping our property safe for everyone. During this time, we encourage our employees and guests to care for one another and be patient as we work through these issues.”

For the past 25 years Thanksgiving Point has been a beacon of education, entertainment, and fun in the community. This short hiatus will not stop that mission from continuing. Please visit for details about upcoming events, classes, and venues.   

Memberships will be adjusted to account for this closure. Further details to come. This page will be updated as further information or changes become available.


Additional resources are available at these links:

·  What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019

·  What to do if you are sick with coronavirus 2019

·  Stop the spread of germs - help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19

·  Utah Department of Health



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