FamilySearch* Discovery Centers A review by The Genealogy Kids

*FamilySearch is a trademark of Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

If you happen to be somewhere close to a FamilySearch Discovery Center, stop in! (The photos we share on this page came from the Salt Lake City Family History Library, the Lehi, Utah FamilySearch Discovery Center, and the St. George, Utah FamilySearch Discovery Center.)

Discovery Centers are for all ages!

The "Dress up like your ancestor" experience is phenomenally entertaining.

The ability to explore what life was like for your ancestors is very visual and engaging. This room really helps you to put yourself in their shoes. (Plus, we love seeing our fan chart blown up on the wall on a giant screen.)

Real recording studio rooms allow kids to record memories or stories.

And the green screen is a party!

Discovery Centers usually have a corner for the little tikes!!! Toys, puzzles, and FamilySearch coloring pages are tucked into a nice space for the little ones. It’s nestled behind a row of computers so mom can keep an eye on the little guys while she explores her family tree. Seriously, this is fantastic. Finally, the family history library is for FAMILIES.

There's a lot more for you to discover at FamilySearch. Tip: before you take your kids to the library, make sure those who are old enough to sign up for a FamilySearch account have done so (they must be 8). That way they can easily login when they arrive at the Discovery Center and carry around their own personal tablet to access the exhibits.

And for those who can't make it to a physical FamilySearch Discovery Center, be sure to check out the "Activities" tab on FamilySearch.org where you can find many of the "discovery" experiences online!

Thank you, FamilySearch!