Clark Planetarium
Clark Planetarium
4.5
10:00 AM - 10:45 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:45 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:45 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
For more than 50 years, Clark Planetarium, formerly known as Hansen Planetarium, has been Salt Lake’s go-to destination for visitors of all ages who want to discover and learn about space and science. We engage audiences inside our walls and across the State of Utah in the creative process that is science through educational outreach, hands-on exhibits, on-site programming and our IMAX and dome theatres.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Cheryl Williams
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I always enjoy the fin, intriguing exhibits at Clark Planetarium. It's free to view the exhibits including trying the experiments as well as using the play area (slide). Plus if you want to buy a souvenir, they have a big, awesome gift shop which offers mostly reasonably priced items. If you have a big family, it might be hard to afford admission for all to enjoy one of the movies in the third floor dome theater, but I really enjoyed my experience viewing Expedition Reef. It was similar to what I picture when I think of visiting a planetarium. The narrator was informative and engaging. I haven't enjoyed a movie at their other theater, but they have some interesting looking films showing. It's probably a nice theater. I hope to return to this location and maybe enjoy more attractions / eateries in the same neighborhood and see another film or 2.
Written January 5, 2023
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RC T
Grand Junction, CO87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This is a fun museum. Kids will enjoy it, but there are also displays that are geared towards adults. There is no admission fee for the museum itself, but the two theaters charge for the films. One is IMAX, and the other is similar but not actually IMAX.
Written November 10, 2022
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Willowbroom Sam
Houston, TX1,387 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Very nicely maintained place. I did nkt visit the IMAX and the globe theaters. Rest of the exhibits were good.
Went by myself and so could read every single bit of every single display. Took me 2.5 hours.

Book tickets online - free for the exhibits, $7 for each show. There is a refreshments stall inside. Prices are very reasonable. Parking is just a dollar and if you get it validated by any person- reception or the store, I guess you get 50% off.
Just $3 or something for a lot of hours.

Enjoy this. Especially if the outside is hot.
Written July 23, 2021
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Jekela
Salt Lake City, UT916 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Great place . . . especially for free! Tons of interactive exhibits that are fun for all ages! The dome theater is super fun for a movie (movies in both theaters do cost). Amazing gift shop/store with tons of toys, science and STEM activities for purchase.
Written February 19, 2020
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Amy G
Laguna Beach, CA6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
On my own wandering the city of Salt Lake- decided to check out the Planetarium. Free entrance and great reviews led me to check it out. The displays were very informative and they had several unique meteorites and moon rocks from Apollo 11. The 3D movie ($9) of the Blue Whales: the comeback of the gentle giants was worth every penny. A must see if in Salt Lake City :)
Written July 22, 2023
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SuperDuper Coach
Mitcham, Australia185 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
A relatively small planetarium with mainly interactive-type exhibits. Also the usual domed ceiling theatre and an iMax.
We saw two shows in the dome theatre “How earth began” and “Worlds beyond earth”. Both ok, fairly entry-level. Both included an update on what’s in the night sky right now. In between these we looked at a number of exhibits and afterwards looked in the gift shop.
Was worthwhile, good entertainment on a cold afternoon, but nothing special about this particular planetarium.
Written April 13, 2022
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Alex .
Nashville, TN161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This was a great place to kill some time. We got tickets for one of the shows (which was meh, a typical planetarium show). The best part of the place is the mini museum and activities available for free that even us adults enjoyed.
Written August 1, 2022
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Al Z
New York City, NY227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Such a great activity and place for kids. My daughter had so much fun there. We learned a lot and discovered so many things. There is a small area with slides which she also enjoyed. I bought tickets for one of the movie shows (I asked the team what was most appropriate for a 2.5 years old). It was a cartoon in the dome, really cool although my daughter got scared so we had to leave after 15 min. I highly recommend visiting Clark. Its the perfect activity to keep kids entertained. One tip, bring a 25cts coin so you can buy a small ball for one of the activities. I don’t cary cash with me so I wish I had known in advance!
Written January 29, 2023
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txhawk36
Kyle, TX142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
I probably haven't been to a planetarium in 40 years, and was kind of surprised my son suggested we go (he's 24). They are taking all the necessary precautions for COVID. We were disappointed a few exhibits were closed for this reason. However, the way they have the exhibits, is a definite draw for kids today. They have so many interactive, game type exhibits. We had a lot of fun creating a black hole and other elements of the solar system. The only dome movie playing in our time was a cartoon, but it was pretty good, despite our ages, we both learned quite a bit in the Planetarium and the movie.
Written November 20, 2020
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david m
Chubbuck, ID472 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
This Salt Lake City attraction is awesome. My family went to it because it was just down the road from our hotel and it was free. When we got there we expected it being free yo be very cheap. Yet, when we got inside it surprised us how awesome it was. There many exhibits that taught people of all ages about space, planets, stars, and many other things. Now the only thing you’d have to pay additionally are the movies. Yet, even if you don’t want to watch the movies it is worth just coming to view the exhibits.
Written June 8, 2021
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