110 S 400 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Science & Nature Museum
Clark Planetarium Description
Filled with many hands-on displays and educational exhibits, the coolest exhibit at the Clark Planetarium is the Lunar Gravity Simulator, which starts with a 10-minute lesson followed by 3 minutes of gravity defiance (for kids of all ages up to 250 pounds). Try out telescopes, learn about the Hubble Spacecraft, walk on simulated displays of Mars and the moon, and test your knowledge of outer space at interactive computers before taking in a planetarium or IMAX show (the two main attractions).
Toddlers & Pre-K: The 3-D creatures and loud music of the IMAX shows may scare some toddlers, and the planetarium shows may be a little too intense.
Pre-Teens & Teens: The Milky Way exhibit will have older kids racing around the Planetarium fascinated by all the information and interactive media.
- Go for a matinee. Tickets for shows before 5 p.m. are only $6.
- Be on time. There's no late seating for planetarium or IMAX shows.
- Keep your ticket. The Lunar Gravity Simulator is free with the price of admission to one of the theaters.
- Recommended for kids over 7. Younger kids tend to get bored with the displays unless they are interested in space.
Just the Facts
Hours: Open at 10:30 a.m. 7 days a week; closing time varies.
Fees: Under $10
Recommended Time: 2 - 4 hours