This Saturday, SLmag will take a look around The Grand America Hotel’s new JouJou Toy Boutique, which will have an opening celebration on Friday, Nov. 25—a great way to buy local for the kids on Black Friday. So, keep checking back for a review of the new shop and what we think you should buy the kids this year. In the meantime, this pre-Thanksgiving weekend is full of fun events for you and the kids to enjoy together.


UMFA exhibit and blow out sale, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

So, you’re waiting till the crowds die down at the new Natural History Museum of Utah on opening weekend, huh? Well, check out the other great museum on the U’s campus with the kids instead on Nov. 19. Right now, the museum is showcasing David Burnett’s amazing photos of wars, political events, celebrities and everyday people.

After you browse the exhibits, hit the museum’s store for some great deals. Discontinued inventory is going for 70 percent off!

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive, SLC Click here for more info

Junior Ranger: Animals in Winter at Antelope Island State Park, 11 a.m.

Hit the Antelope Island visitors center theatre so the kids (and you) can learn about the ways desert animals adapt to survive the winter. Park entrance fees apply.

Antelope Island Visitors Center, 801-721-9569 Click here for more info.


Natural History Museum of Utah, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you haven’t had the chance yet, check out the new museum building up by Red Butte Garden. We were there for a preview day this week. Check out our editor’s post!

Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, SLC Click here for more info.