Get ready to explore the wonders of the universe without having to leave Salt Lake City!
Clark Planetarium has been Salt Lake City’s go-to destination for visitors of all ages (and yes, they love having kids visit!) who want to discover and learn about space and science, for over 50 years!
The wonders of our solar system, galaxy and beyond are all there to be marvelled at through their various exhibits and shows.
Their three exhibits, Earth, Near Earth and Beyond give a fascinating insight into the science and mystery of this amazing realm that we are part of. These exhibits spread across three floors all feature hands-on, interactive exhibits where kids can indulge their curiosity as they experiment and play with the exhibits, as well as discover new ways to understand our world, space, the solar system, and beyond.
In the Earth exhibit, kids can learn all about those forces that shape our planet, from wind, water, volcanoes, and even earthquakes - so far as to explore cosmic impacts too! The Earth really is a dynamic planet.
The Near Earth exhibit shows us those forces that are so close to home, from solar flares and magnetic fields - what kind of other weathers do you think you might find in space!?
Then, the Beyond exhibit. Exactly what the title says - you can go beyond what we can see or can feel, and discover our solar system in more detail, along with black holes, alien landscapes and so much more ! Kids can really discover fascinating places and exciting destinations.
Also at Clark Planetarium kids can enjoy an IMAX movie as well as screenings in their theatre.
With plenty of educational opportunities too, Clark Planetarium really is a great way to explore this amazing universe of ours - and your feet don't have to leave the ground!
Convenient underground parking, with two direct entrances to Clark Planetarium (on Levels 0 and -1), is available in the Gateway’s South Parking Garage. The most convenient parking entrance for Clark Planetarium is off of 100 South between 400 West and Rio Grande Street (450 W).
Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has a Planetarium Stop, directly east of our front door. In addition, UTA has several bus routes nearby.
Free! ($7-$9 for the feature film)
Free! ($7 for the feature film)
There are plenty of places to enjoy something to eat before or after your visit!
Shows in the Hansen Dome Theatre and Northrop Grumman IMAX Theatre play throughout the day. Cosmic Light Shows (laser shows) play in the evenings every weekend. Check the schedule for the latest show times.
They offer field trips, STEM activities from home, virtual field trips, IMAX showings, summer camps and more, so give them a call to arrange what you need for your students as they will be happy to help!
They welcome you to reach out to the planetarium prior to visiting to discuss support options and how they can accommodate your visit to the Planetarium!