Activities & Resources
Clark Planetarium453in Salt Lake City, UT 84101
about Clark Planetarium:
The exhibits are free to the public and include a real Moon rock, a photo-op on the Martian surface, Newton's Daydream (the most extensive audio kinetic sculpture ever completed by artist George Rhoads, featuring over one mile of brightly colored steel and four interactive stations), and much more.
Clark Planetarium also houses the ATK 3D IMAX Theatre, with a five-story screen and 12,000 watts of digital sound. The Hansen Dome Theatre offers three-dimensional views on a 360-degree dome screen.
After visiting the exhibits and taking in a show, visitors can roam the Planet Fun store. It features a wide selection of fun science toys, planispheres (star wheels), astronomy software, books and videos, binoculars, telescopes, and accessories for amateur astronomers.
Budding astronomers enjoy Clark Planetarium birthday parties. Party packages include use of the birthday party room (up to 40 people) for 90 minutes, science demonstrations during the party, a t-shirt for the birthday child, admission for up to 15 children in either the ATK IMAX or Hansen Dome Theatre, a "happy birthday" message to the child on the screen before the show, "happy birthday" signs throughout the planetarium, and priority seating for the show. Parties must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Visit the planetarium's website for pricing and additional details.
Kids with a strong interest in science can give the summer camps a try. Check the planetarium's website for dates, details, and prices.
Call or visit the website for more information, and for a complete listing of show times and ticket prices.