As a VENUE: Host an event…

No other destination offers such a variety of indoor and outdoor settings, award-winning cuisine, and a prime location to pull off your best event yet. Thanksgiving Point offers your guests a one-of-a-kind experience in any of our beautiful indoor spaces or stunning garden areas. Whether you’re celebrating your Golden Anniversary with your friends and family or booking a venue for your high school prom. Whether you want a modern wedding complete with contemporary décor or a classic garden ceremony surrounded by breathtaking blossoms, Thanksgiving Point is your all-inclusive venue for an unforgettable, stress-free wedding and reception in Utah County. At Thanksgiving Point, we don’t view corporate events as cookie-cutter affairs. Each gathering, from an engaging day spent team building to an elegant awards banquet, is carefully coordinated with our knowledgeable and experienced staff. Make birthday wishes come true! Choose the Thanksgiving Point party venue that best suits your guest of honor’s unique interests. Guests will learn and play together from paleontology to fancy tea parties, from investigating nature to farming festivities. Explore the possibilities!

Indoor and Outdoor Venues include the Hidden Falls – Water Tower Campus.

Support Thanksgiving Point… by simply booking your next special occasion here:

As an EATERY: Food for thought:

If you’re visiting Thanksgiving Point, plan for at least a few of the spectacular dining options. There is a place for every palate:

* HARVEST RESTAURANT: Located in Water Tower Plaza. Harvest serves up lunch and dinner with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Table service is provided in a casual atmosphere made unique by hand-painted galleries imagining simpler times on a country estate. Experience Harvest’s award-winning food with a handcrafted fruit lemonade and finish off with a mouth-watering dessert.

* CLUBHOUSE GRILL: Located at the Thanksgiving Point Golf Club. Clubhouse Grill at Thanksgiving Point Golf Club is a must-try restaurant and event venue with a delectable menu featuring a wide variety of your favorite, fresh fare. Enjoy a chic yet comfortable setting with a stunning view.

* TOWER DELI: Serving lunch and dinner, Tower Deli offers sandwiches served on artisan breads, house made soups, and delicious salads. Freshly baked desserts and cookies are prepared daily in our kitchen. Tower Deli offers free WiFi and daily specials, making it the perfect choice for a quick lunch meeting or a longer visit with friends.

* TRELLIS CAFÉ: Trellis Café is an airy lunch space with a beautiful patio overlooking the stunning 50-acre Ashton Gardens. Trellis offers a satisfying and fresh menu of seasonally-inspired fare as well as friendly service. At the end of your meal, choose a sweet dessert you’ll be craving until your next visit.

* CURIOSITY CAFÈ: Located inside the Museum of Natural Curiosity. Grab a snack while you enjoy one of the best children’s museums in Utah.

 * ICE CREAM SHOP: Located in Water Tower Plaza. Thanksgiving Point is headquarters for your sweet tooth. The Thanksgiving Point Ice Cream Shop is located adjacent to the Deli & Bakery, and it’s full of cool treats for the whole family. Inside you’ll find all your favorite flavors of  premium ice cream proudly served. Come visit us for the complete scoop.
* BRICK CANVAS CAFE: Located inside the Brick Canvas building. Defining What Healthy Means. Gluten-free and delicious with a unique menu and setting.

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Be a DONOR: Show that you care…

Your support matters! When you make a tax-deductible donation to Thanksgiving Point, you inspire millions of visitors with the experiences we offer and through our programs and special events. Whether you make a cash donation or support as a member, you are making a difference.


Thanksgiving Point membership means more than unlimited access to our five award-winning venues. It means more of those moments that spark questions, inspire passions, and bring families closer together. Not to mention tons of exclusive discounts, events, and other rewards! Enjoy unlimited admission to five award-winning venues: * Museum of Natural Curiosity * Butterfly Biosphere * Museum of Ancient Life * Farm Country, and * Ashton Gardens. In just a few visits, your membership pays for itself. Also receive exclusive discounts across property, and early notifications for programs and events. Memberships are offered at these levels: * Individual * DuoBonus Individual * Family * Grandparent * Bonus Family * Bonus Grandparent * Premier Family * Premier Grandparent, and Gift Memberships are welcomed.


Your donation makes a difference. 100% of donations support Thanksgiving Point programs. Thanksgiving Point Institute is a 501(c)3 tax exempt public charitable organization certified by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance for best industry practices. We invite you to help Thanksgiving Point grow in its mission and purpose of transformative family learning. Make a difference in the life of a child today.

  • Donations at specified amounts are designated and you may customize your gifts.
  • SecuritiesStocks, mutual funds, bonds, and other securities are welcome and may save capital-gains taxes. A charitable tax deduction can be taken for up to 30% of the donor’s adjusted gross income, using the fair market value of the stock on the gift date.
  • Matching Gifts: Your gift can go further if you work for a company that offers a matching gift program. Contact your employer to find out if they participate and how to obtain a matching-gift form to include with your donation. Include your company name when you donate online.
  • Planned Gifts: A planned gift might include a bequest in your will, creating a life-income gift, or naming Thanksgiving Point Institute as a primary or secondary beneficiary of an existing insurance policy, IRA account or retirement plan. Some of these gifts can provide income to the donor and also pass along assets to children.
  • Donor Advised Funds: Donor advised fund contributions are very much appreciated. You can request the contribution to be sent to our mailing address.

Volunteer: Thank you for your interest in becoming a Thanksgiving Point Volunteer! Volunteering is a fun and rewarding way to be involved and engaged with your community. Thanksgiving Point volunteers have the opportunity to volunteer in many different areas across property. Choose one area or try them all!

  • ASHTON GARDENS – Whether you are a novice gardener, a master gardener, or someone who wants to learn – come join us in the garden!
  • EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS – Come support our Education Department as they offer our guests transformative learning experiences at the different venues.
  • SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES– Join our Signature Experiences team as they manage activities and educational opportunities related to the many events here at Thanksgiving Point.
  • VOLUNTEER ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAMS – Share your office skills to help keep our programs up and running.
  • DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING – Work closely with our Development & Fundraising Team to create partnerships and work on our annual gala and golf tournament.

Docents: Docents are trained volunteers who provide educational services for our guests. The role of a docent is three-fold:

  • Serve as hosts, to provide a welcoming atmosphere. In many cases they are our venue’s “front-line” representatives.
  • Serve as interpreters of the museum’s exhibitions, helping to give the visitor a deeper understanding and appreciation the venue in which they serve.
  • Assist in preserving the collections by providing auxiliary security in exhibition areas.

4-H Growing Leaders: Growing Leaders is a 4-H club where teens can volunteer and learn leadership skills at Thanksgiving Point. Growing Leaders are encouraged and supported in pursuit of their individual interests and passions. Growing Leaders meet monthly as well as volunteer in the museums throughout the month. Teens may also help with events, classes, and many other opportunities.

Donations to Your Cause: Thanksgiving Point is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 charitable organization and requests donations for its mission just like you do. We cannot give cash donations, but we help when possible by donating admission passes for use in worthy causes.

Gala and Golf: Thanksgiving Point’s annual Imagine That! fundraising Gala and Discovery Cup Golf Challenge are held each August.

Corporate Partnership: Reach new customers and bolster your brand reputation by partnering with Thanksgiving Point. Our positive brand recognition supports your marketing and demonstrates that you are a good corporate citizen. Corporate partnerships can include membership and other perks for employees.

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3003 N Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043, USA

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