Clark Planetarium

Clark Planetarium Join us in experiencing the captivating world of space & science. Clark Planetarium, formerly know as Hansen Planetarium, is part of Salt Lake County. View the Salt Lake County social media policy at https://slco.org/policies/county-wide/

Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, Clark Planetarium explores the wonders of space and science through state-of-the art theatres, free exhibits and the Planet Fun Store. Clark Planetarium is a Division of Salt Lake County.

Mission: Formerly known as Hansen Planetarium, Clark Planetarium’s mission is to create and present enlightening experiences that inspire wonder in learning about space and science and to promote greater public awareness of the science in our daily lives.

We are getting in the holiday spirit 🎄 #AweYES
11/30/2019

We are getting in the holiday spirit 🎄 #AweYES

#BlackFriday #SaleGet 10%-25% off select items in the Planet Fun Store Nov. 29-Dec. 1.
11/29/2019

#BlackFriday #Sale

Get 10%-25% off select items in the Planet Fun Store Nov. 29-Dec. 1.

#HappyThanksgiving!Clark Planetarium is closed on Thanksgiving but it will re-open on #BlackFriday.
11/28/2019

#HappyThanksgiving!

Clark Planetarium is closed on Thanksgiving but it will re-open on #BlackFriday.

11/27/2019

#HappyHolidays from the Planet Fun Store at Clark Planetarium 🎄

Looking for a fun job teaching science and planning awesome events?  Join our team at Clark Planetarium!
11/26/2019
Community Programs Supervisor in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Looking for a fun job teaching science and planning awesome events? Join our team at Clark Planetarium!

JOB SUMMARY: Develops, manages and coordinates diverse community programs to be delivered at the planetarium and off-site locations in the community. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university plus two (2) years of experience related to education,  e...

NASA’s #SuperGuppy airplane transported the Orion spacecraft to Ohio on Nov. 24th.  It will undergo testing in preparati...
11/25/2019

NASA’s #SuperGuppy airplane transported the Orion spacecraft to Ohio on Nov. 24th. It will undergo testing in preparation for the #Artemis mission.

#NewMovie: Let It Snow opened Nov. 23Get the whole family into the holiday spirit at Clark Planetarium with the festive ...
11/23/2019

#NewMovie: Let It Snow opened Nov. 23

Get the whole family into the holiday spirit at Clark Planetarium with the festive laser show #LetItSnow! Tickets under $10.

11/22/2019
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

LIVE SPACEWALK!

Drew Morgan of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency will venture outside the International Space Station starting at ~7:05 a.m. EST to continue repairing the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) instrument. This is the second in a series of repair spacewalks - the most complex of this kind since the servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope. AMS is attached to the outside of the space station, where it has been operating since 2011. It is a particle physics experiment working to help us understand dark matter and the origins of the universe.

11/20/2019

#BlackFriday #Sale

Need a unique gift for someone special? Take a look at what we have in the Planet Fun Store!

11/19/2019

Holiday movies are back! #AweYES

#LetItSnow opens Nov. 23. Get tickets online at clarkplanetarium.org

Back from the Brink opened in IMAX 3D on Nov. 16th.  Tickets cost less than $10.  Members watch for free. #NewMovie
11/16/2019

Back from the Brink opened in IMAX 3D on Nov. 16th. Tickets cost less than $10. Members watch for free. #NewMovie

11/15/2019
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

LIVE SPACEWALK! 👨‍🚀

Veteran spacewalkers Drew Morgan of NASA Astronauts and Luca Parmitano of ESA - European Space Agency will venture outside the International Space Station starting at ~7:05 a.m. EST for the first in a series of complex spacewalks to repair a cosmic ray detector called the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. These spacewalks are considered the most complex of their kind since the Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions. Tune in:

#BlackFriday Sale:  Stop by and stock up on great gifts at the Planet Fun Store on Black Friday! Get 10%-25% off select ...
11/15/2019

#BlackFriday Sale: Stop by and stock up on great gifts at the Planet Fun Store on Black Friday!

Get 10%-25% off select items. Sale lasts from Nov. 28-Dec. 1.

Ultima Thule gets a new name!  #Arrokoth
11/13/2019
New Horizons Kuiper Belt Flyby Object Officially Named 'Arrokoth'

Ultima Thule gets a new name! #Arrokoth

In a fitting tribute to the farthest flyby ever conducted by spacecraft, the Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 has been officially named Arrokoth, a Native American term meaning “sky” in the Powhatan/Algonquian language.

11/11/2019

The #TransitOfMercury across the #Sun

Space is pretty sweet!
11/09/2019
NASA is sending cookies to space

Space is pretty sweet!

NASA is sending a zero-G oven to the International Space Station (ISS) to help astronauts make "common and widely consumed foods in space," including chocolate chip cookies.

11/09/2019

#IlluminateTheDome

Live Music: Illuminate The Dome on Nov. 8-9 at 6pm & 8pm.Check out #ConquerMonster during the #IlluminateFestival at Cla...
11/08/2019

Live Music: Illuminate The Dome on Nov. 8-9 at 6pm & 8pm.

Check out #ConquerMonster during the #IlluminateFestival at Clark Planetarium. Tickets are free. (This is a light show with electronica music in the Hansen Dome Theatre)

New Movie: Back from the Brink-Opens Nov. 16thDon't miss out on the incredible story of three animal species as they com...
11/07/2019

New Movie: Back from the Brink-Opens Nov. 16th

Don't miss out on the incredible story of three animal species as they come #BackFromTheBrink and are saved from extinction. #NewMovie #IMAX3D

New director of Clark Planetarium
11/06/2019
New director of Clark Planetarium

New director of Clark Planetarium

Salt Lake County, UT—Mayor Jenny Wilson and Salt Lake County Community Services Director Holly Yocom are announcing the selection of Lindsie Smith to head Clark Planetarium. Smith recently worked as Clark Planetarium's associate director.

Watch the #TransitOfMercury with Clark Planetarium on Nov. 11th.  We will have a telescope on the side walk at our entra...
11/05/2019

Watch the #TransitOfMercury with Clark Planetarium on Nov. 11th.

We will have a telescope on the side walk at our entrance for people to look through from 9:30-11am. (This astronomical event won’t happen again until 2032.)

11/04/2019
illuminate the dome

Join us for a live concert in the Hansen Dome Theatre on Nov. 8-9 at 6pm and 8pm. Tickets are free on a first come first serve basis.

Music by #ConquerMonster as part of the #illuminatefestival

#AweYES
11/02/2019

#AweYES

11/01/2019
Back from the Brink

New Movie: Back from the Brink-Opens Nov. 16th

This IMAX 3D movie tells the tale of three animal species surviving in the wild. Great for all ages. Tickets under $10. #BackFromTheBrink

#HappyHalloween(NASA took this ultra violet image of the Sun smiling like a jack-o-lantern in 2014.)
10/31/2019

#HappyHalloween

(NASA took this ultra violet image of the Sun smiling like a jack-o-lantern in 2014.)

Trick or Treat with us!We will have candy at the tickets counter in our lobby for visitors to Clark Planetarium on #Hall...
10/30/2019

Trick or Treat with us!

We will have candy at the tickets counter in our lobby for visitors to Clark Planetarium on #Halloween. Costumes welcome!

#Astrophilia #Guilty
10/23/2019

#Astrophilia #Guilty

10/22/2019

Has anyone taken any cool astronomy photos lately? Post them in the comments. We would love to see them! 🔭

10/19/2019
Artemis

Chekc out the newest #spacesuit designed by NASA for the #Artemis mission!

From Moon to Mars Gala 2019
10/18/2019

From Moon to Mars Gala 2019

We need your help!  Your feedback can make Clark Planetarium a better place.Please take five minutes to click the link a...
10/16/2019
Clark Planetarium Experience Survey

We need your help! Your feedback can make Clark Planetarium a better place.

Please take five minutes to click the link and fill out a survey. Your responses will be anonymous. In gratitude for taking the survey, you can receive a free popcorn and drink at Clark Planetarium.

Your feedback will help Clark Planetarium improve its programs. It will take about five minutes, and your responses will be anonymous. In gratitude for taking this survey, you will have the opportunity to receive a free popcorn and drink at Clark Planetarium. Thank you!

This is the first image taken of Earth from the surface of another planet other than the Moon.  It was taken from #Mars ...
10/15/2019

This is the first image taken of Earth from the surface of another planet other than the Moon. It was taken from #Mars by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. #spiritrover

10/13/2019

Cosmic laser shows at Clark Planetarium! Tickets under $10. #AweYES

Help name Saturn’s new moons!  Share your ideas in the comments.  #MoonyMcMoonFace
10/10/2019
Help Name 20 Newly Discovered Moons of Saturn!

Help name Saturn’s new moons! Share your ideas in the comments. #MoonyMcMoonFace

Carnegie's Scott Sheppard has just announced the discovery of 20 new moons orbiting Saturn, bringing its total to 82 and moving it ahead of Jupiter, which has 79. All hail the new king of moons!

Address

110 S 400 W
Salt Lake City, UT
84101

Take TRAX to the Planetarium Stop located right outside our front door!

General information

Underground parking is available in the Summer parking area. Clark Planetarium will validate parking for our patrons at the rate of 3 hours for $1. Find out more about parking downtown: http://www.parkingslc.com/

Opening Hours

Monday 10:30 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:30 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:30 - 19:00
Thursday 10:30 - 22:00
Friday 10:30 - 23:00
Saturday 10:30 - 23:00
Sunday 10:30 - 19:00

Telephone

(385) 468-7827

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