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New in 2020: ZAP Free Tickets

First quarter reservations are full. Next release date is March 3. 

The Museum is pleased to offer ZAP Free Tickets through four quarterly releases each year in appreciation of the support of the people of Salt Lake County through the important Zoo, Arts and Parks Program.


Logo of the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program (ZAP).
Logo of the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program (ZAP).

To ensure the best possible Museum experience for each of our visitors, NHMU is extending the redemption period for our ‘free days’ by issuing free tickets that can be redeemed on many days. Previously the ZAP Free Days were four Mondays each year. 
Beginning in 2020, each ticket issued can be used on a single day of your choosing over a three month period—with some restrictions, but much more flexibility than in the past.

Reserve Tickets

ZAP Free Tickets will be available for online reservation. Tickets are available according to the following table, times are Mountain Time:
Release dateReservations open through Redemption period

10 a.m. January 7, 2020

Reservations FullJanuary 13 to March 31, 2020
10 a.m. March 3, 2020March 23, 2020*April 3 to June 30, 2020
 10 a.m. June 2, 2020June 22, 2020*July 2 to September 30, 2020
 10 a.m. September 1, 2020September 21, 2020*October 5 to December 24, 2020
*Note that the Reservations open through date is the maximum possible time available for reservations. Based on the first release, reservations filled in about 30 minutes. NHMU is on track to release more ZAP free tickets than ever before under this new program. 
Ten tickets maximum per request.
 Online registration required. 
Tickets are valid only during the redemption period Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Tickets are not valid during festivals or special events. 
You will be informed of any other restricted dates when you reserve your tickets. Not valid with any other offer. 
Mark your calendars for the release dates as tickets go quickly.