University of Utah Museum of Natural History, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Tom Smart/UMNH

The first thing that any visitor to Salt Lake should do is purchase a  Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass. It’s an all-in-one ticket to Salt Lake’s most popular attractions at a single discounted price, saving visitors between 50 and 80 percent on regular admission prices.

The Leonardo

The Connect Pass includes discounted admission to 16 offerings at 13 different attractions in and around the greater Salt Lake area, including the Clark Planetarium, The Leonardo, the Natural History Museum of Utah and Red Butte Garden. Use the pass to head up into the Wasatch Mountains to ride Snowbird’s Aerial Tram to 11,000-foot Hidden Peak or experience the thrills at the Utah Olympic Park in nearby Park City. Available as a one-, two- or three-day consecutive pass, a one-day pass is just $32 per adult and $26 for children ages three to 12.