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Education

Field Trips

A class presentation with Clark Planetarium's Science on a Sphere.

A standard field trip lasts two to three hours and can include:

To request a Field Trip Reservation, contact reservations@clarkplanetarium.orgor call 385-468-1227, Monday - Friday, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Schedule a field trip

To request a field trip at Clark Planetarium, visit the "Schedule A Field Trip" page in the drop down menu under the "Education" tab.  Then fill out the easy to use online form or click this link to begin planning your visit today.

Reservation Guidelines

  • Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • Reservations can only be made for groups of 20 or more people. (Some exceptions apply.)
  • All reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance.
  • Reservation requests are not guaranteed until you receive a final confirmation sheet and confirmation number.

Tickets Payment and Pricing:

  • A single sum payment is required for your entire group. Group members paying separately will be charged regular ticket prices.
  • Payment can be made by credit card, cash, check, or purchase orders (Utah public schools only).
  • Any changes in your group’s size may increase or decrease the total cost for the field trip.

TYPE OF GROUP (minimum 20 people)

DOME 

IMAX

Tax Exempt 

Public/Charter School
(Utah only)

Students are free.
Adults: One free ticket per 8 students.
Additional adults: $6.00 each.

Students are free. (Limited funding available on a first-come first-served basis.)
Adults: One free ticket per 10 students.
Additional adults: $6.00 each.

Yes.

Private School
(Utah only)


Everyone: regular ticket pricing.
Group discount:  $1.00 off per ticket.

Everyone: regular ticket pricing.
Group discount:  $1.00 off per ticket.

Must provide form (see below).

Homeschool, affiliated with public school district
(copy of affidavit required)

Students are free.
Adults: One free ticket per 8 students.
Additional adults: $6.00 each.

Students are free. (Limited funding available on a first-come first-served basis.)
Adults: One free ticket per 10 students.
Additional adults: $6.00 each.

Yes.

Homeschool, NOT affiliated with public school district

Everyone: regular ticket pricing.
Group discount:  $1.00 off per ticket.

Everyone: regular ticket pricing.
Group discount:  $1.00 off per ticket.

No.

Individual, church, or other groups

Everyone: regular ticket pricing.
Group discount:  $1.00 off per ticket.

Everyone: regular ticket pricing.
Group discount:  $1.00 off per ticket.

Must provide form (see below).

Out-of-state schools

Everyone: regular ticket pricing.
Group discount:  $1.00 off per ticket.

Everyone: regular ticket pricing.
Group discount:  $1.00 off per ticket.

No.

 

Tax Exemptions

To qualify for tax exempt purchases, you must provide your tax-exempt number on a completed TC-721 or TC-721G form.  If you do not provide a form to the Clark Planetarium, you are considered a taxable group and either charged or invoiced for the taxed amount.

Chaperones and Behavior

  • Teachers and adult chaperones are responsible for managing student behavior. In the event of disruptive behavior, Clark Planetarium reserves the right to ask any group to leave the facility.
  • We require one chaperone for every 10 students.
  • Chaperones are required to be with your students at all times during the visit. Chaperones are expected to keep students respectful of one another, of other guests, and of the Planetarium and its staff.

Special Needs or Accommodations

  • Wheelchair seating and ADA elevators are available for both the Hansen Dome and the Northrop Grumman Theaters.
  • Up to four closed-caption monitors are available for select titles in the Northrop Grumman IMAX Theater. These can be requested at the tickets desk on the day of your visit.
  • ASL interpreters can be lit by red lights in the Hansen Dome and Northrop Grumman IMAX Theaters. These must be scheduled with the Reservations Coordinator ahead of your visit.

Food and Lunch

  • No food is allowed in either the exhibit galleries or the Hansen Dome Theater.
  • Concessions purchased at the concessions stand may only be eaten in the concessions area and the Northrop Grumman IMAX Theater.
  • We have is no interior lunch space. Optional areas to eat at Gateway include the grassy plaza near the fountains at the north end of the mall, and the Union Pacific Building (contact them at 801-456-2000 several days prior to your visit to set up a reservation).

Public Transportation

The Utah Transit Authority offers free transportation to students and chaperones on a field trip. Some restrictions may apply. For more information, visit the UTA website at https://www.rideuta.com/Rider-Info/How-To-Ride/UTA-School-Safety-and-Education-Program.