Tiny Crystals, Global Impact

kids building a faux snowperson in an exhibit

January 13 - May 5, 2024

Hours & Pricing

The EcoCenter is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Adults: $8
Children 3-12: $6
2 and under: Free

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We love hosting school groups! Please note that field trips can be scheduled Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm, which may affect your experience. If you would like to check if a field trip is scheduled when you plan to visit the exhibit please call the main line at (435) 649-1767. For more information about booking a field trip, please visit our school programs page.

If you are interested in booking a self-guided field trip for your organized group (school group, scout troop, etc), please fill out the self-guided field trip request form. Self-guided field trips are available for groups of 20 or fewer youth participants.

About the Exhibit

Snow is vital to life on earth. This hands-on science exhibition is about the nature and wonder of snow and the impact of climate change on our snowy planet. The highly interactive and immersive exhibition follows snow’s journey from tiny crystals to vast winter landscapes to abundant spring snowmelt. Guests explore how snow shapes and sustains life on Earth, snow’s vital role in sustaining our water supply and cooling our planet, and the cultural and personal value of snow.

Esta exhibición está disponible en español.

Snow was developed and produced by OMSI as part of a collaborative project led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and funded by the National Science Foundation.

Member Discounts

Membership Type Free Tickets Discount Who is Included?
Individual, Student, & Senior 1 free ticket 25% off additional tickets The person listed on the membership
Family 6 free tickets 25% off additional tickets The two adults listed on the membership and children living in household
Warbler & Kestrel Unlimited admission for up to 6 people each visit   One person named on membership must be present
Sandhill Society Unlimited exhibit admission for up to 8 people each visit   One person named on membership must be present

Swaner memberships support our environmental education and conservation efforts while providing great benefits for members, learn more here.

Birthday Parties

$300 for a group of up 20 children and adults, including birthday child and parents (20 people max). Minimum of 2 adults are required per party.

Birthday Party Request Form

What does the party package include?

  • Admission for 20 guests to Snow: Tiny Crystals Global Impact.
  • 2-hour private use of Naturalist room: This is the time to enjoy refreshments, food, and activities of your choice (such as gift opening). This time includes your set-up and clean-up.
  • Tables & chairs provided.
  • Swaner does not provide food or drink. Please do not bring ANY items that contain nuts of any kind.
  • Modest nature-themed table covers and decorations provided.

When can a party be scheduled?

  • Saturdays from 10 am - 12 pm or 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
  • Sundays from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
  • Bookings are subject to staff and Naturalist room availability.  

Free Ticket Request Form

We don’t want admission fees to be a barrier to community members interested in attending this exhibit! Do you know a group, individual, family, or organization that could benefit from tickets? Reach out to so we can arrange for tickets to be provided.

Do you need free tickets? Fill out the free ticket request form below or join us for a free admission day. While admission fees are an important part of funding these exhibits, generous sponsors have enabled us to provide these free tickets to our community.

Free Ticket Request Form

Exhibition Programming

Park City Library Book List

Check out Park City Library's list of snow-themed books to learn more about the wonderful world of snow and its vital role in our ecosystem and communities.

Snow Activity Kits

Explore the wonders of winter with our Snow Activity Kits, now available for checkout! Discover the secrets of the snowy world by identifying animal tracks, digging into the layers of snow, and getting a closer look at snow crystals. These kits are free to use during your visit to Swaner. Stop by the front desk for more information!

Exhibition Survey

Your feedback helps us better serve our community of visitors – and can even help us find grants and funding for future exhibits! You will be entered into an opportunity drawing to win some Swaner swag and local goodies.

Take the Survey


This exhibit was made possible by grants from Summit County RAP Tax, Summit County Restaurant Tax Grant, and the John C. Kish Foundation.

kid interacting with snow exhibit
children interacting with an exhibit
three children interacting with large touch screen with snow crystals on it

Location, Hours & Contact

Physical & Mailing Address
1258 Center Drive
Park City, Utah 84098

EcoCenter Hours
Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm



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