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Address: 110 South 400 West Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone Number: +1 385-468-7827
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Led Zepplin Laser Show

There are several laser shows to choose from with Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd being the ones you likely remember from your college days. Loving the music and wanting to see one... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is really an overpriced movie theater with a few exibits. There are much better actual Planeteriums in large cities. This tourist trap is not worth your time in Salt Lake. My kids learned more observing the homeless people wandering around on the sidewalks. On the positive the side, the gift shop was interesting. Anyone we gave a positive revue... More 

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Thank 'Wayne' H
AmyCO1985, Public Relations Manager at Clark Planetarium, responded to this review

Hi there Wayne H, and thank you for your review. We recently completed a massive renovation which tripled the number of our exhibits, helping us to provide better science education opportunities to the community. With a mission to make space science education as accessible as possible, entry to our science center remains free at all times, and our show ticket... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had my doubts when I walked up to the Planetarium on the 9 November with my husband and our nieces. The space doesn't look large (then again, I'm used to Smithsonian museums in DC, so I'm accustomed to huge museums), and the gift shop area looked like it took up quite a bit of space. My doubts were quickly... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are several laser shows to choose from with Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd being the ones you likely remember from your college days. Loving the music and wanting to see one again, we went to the 9PM Led Zepplin. Tickets are pretty cheap ($9 an adult). Show is 45ish minutes with some variability due to the "DJ" (real, live,... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was welcoming and friendly. Had a great time. It was fun to learn. 3D IMAX was a wonderful experience.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Clark Planetarium is one of those places you do as a little side trip and the kids end up liking it more than anything else. I think they could've spent hours there on the free exhibits, even the teenagers. Some of the free exhibits include: Foucalt Pendulum, Newton's Daydream, The Solar System, Weight on Other Worlds, and much, much... More 

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1 Thank John S
AmyCO1985, Public Relations Manager at Clark Planetarium, responded to this review

Hi there John S., sounds like you visited our planetarium while we were in the beginning stages of our massive renovation project. I apologize because at that time our facility was more than a bit worse for wear as we began tearing things down. But our renovation is now complete, so I hope you will come back! In reference to... More 

Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great indoor activity for the family. The shows and exhibits are worth seeing. Fun for all age groups.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

While they do offer a "free" experience for Utah children on field trips (they are funded by monies appropriated by the state legislature), they charge an exorbitant amount for chaperones ($12 each-and that's the discounted price). This is cost prohibitive for many parents who would like to volunteer as well as being exclusionary. Since much of the experience is self-guided,... More 

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1 Thank thetravelingteacher
AmyCO1985, Public Relations Manager at Clark Planetarium, responded to this review

Hi there thetravelingteacher, I know about the situation you experienced and I am sorry that it has become such a serious issue. As per our policy of 10:1, your group received 6 free chaperones and was asked to pay a discounted price on each of the shows attended by additional chaperones above this amount; the $12 per additional chaperone in... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The planetarium shows are obviously the attraction of choice here. But our family enjoys stopping in to see the free exhibits on the main level and outside the theatre entrance. FYI some are under construction. But we can easily spend about an hour here enjoying things then move to a show. Or return to the shopping we were doing at... More 

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AmyCO1985, Public Relations Manager at Clark Planetarium, responded to this review

Hi Casandrajb, thank you for your review of Clark Planetarium. I noticed that your visit was actually in March, so you may be unaware that our renovation is complete. We now have three levels of exhibits, all free to the public as always, and will be adding several additional exhibits over the coming months. Hopefully you will be able to... More 

Gunsan, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

While the planetarium is a place I'd picture having a children's field trip too, my fiance and I go there frequently to watch the movies they offer. We've seen space, national parks, and oceanic movies. The snacks are cheap and we like to look around at the exhibits and interesting toys in the gift shop while we wait. It was... More 

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1 Thank Michaela W
AmyCO1985, Public Relations Manager at Clark Planetarium, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your review and I'm so glad you love the Planetarium. I hope you'll come back very soon. Many of our new exhibits debuted this week! There are still some more to come, and hopefully that will be a reason for you and your fiance to come again and again and again! More 

Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

We were glad we used our connect pass and therefore paid no fee as only a VERY few displays were visible and poor at that. We were told that the new exhibits would be operational in a couple of weeks but that was of little consolation. We took in one children's movie about our solar system and then the Imax... More 

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AmyCO1985, Public Relations Manager at Clark Planetarium, responded to this review

Hi there Lovetobeonthego, Thank you for your review and I am very sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your visit to Clark Planetarium. We have been under renovation for about a year, and it is a process that takes a lot of time. Keeping many of the exhibits closed is necessary for safety purposes during this time because... More 

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