5 awesome animal activities in Utah for you and the whole family

Aug 22, 2019, 12:15 PM | Updated: Aug 3, 2021, 2:22 pm
Photo: Soldier Hollow Sheep Dog Classic...
Photo: Soldier Hollow Sheep Dog Classic

This article about animal activities in Utah is sponsored by the Soldier Hollow Classic. Come to the world’s “foremost” sheepdog trial Labor Day weekend at Soldier Hollow.

Looking for that perfect family activity? Does your family like animals too? DUH! Finding animal attractions is going to be a crowd-pleaser for the kids and adults alike. So here are 5 awesome animal activities in Utah for the whole family!

Hogle Zoo


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The Hogle Zoo is a Utah staple in the beehive state. And it’s open year-round. So you can see the elephants, giraffes, and yes, even the red pandas anytime. Be sure to look at their upcoming events. Monday nights are family nights and each person is only $5 between 5 pm-9 pm. This is your best chance to get larger families in for a great price.

SeaQuest Aquarium


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At the SeaQuest Aquarium, you can see all sorts of amazing underwater animals and above water animals too. SeaQuest is all about great interactions with animals. Like the stingray pool where you can touch them as they swim around! You can also play with a sloth! Yep, at the SeaQuest Aquarium, you can actually sign up for sloth encounters where you can actually touch one in real life!

Farm Country at Thanksgiving Point


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Did you know that you can be a farmhand for a day at Thanksgiving Point? Farm Country features some really fun family activities for the whole family! You can ride on a horse or in a wagon and even milk a cow. And this is a real working farm! To make it even better, you can feed and interact with almost all the animals you come across too. Check out their events calendar too!

Tracy Aviary


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This little oasis at the south end of Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park is just fun! The park has all sorts of birds from bald eagles to flamingos. Probably birds you didn’t even know existed. And check out their live daily bird shows too!

Soldier Hollow Classic

The Soldier Hollow Classic is four days of world-class sheepdog competition and family fun on Labor Day Weekend! Catch the spectacle of these incredible pups herding sheep down a precise course while simultaneously taking commands from their handler. Plus, enjoy activities like sheepdog training demonstrations and exotic animal and raptor shows to go with a diverse selection of delicious food options. Save $3 on adult and youth tickets or $5 on a family pass when you get your tickets in advance online at soldierhollowclassic.com.


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5 awesome animal activities in Utah for you and the whole family