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Field Trips

Field Trips are not currently available. Updates will be posted here and sent out in our Educator Newsletter no later than January 2021.

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

Three easy ways to request a field trip

  1. Fill out the on-line form (also located from the Home Page under the "Education," tab "Schedule a Field Trip" drop-down item); 
  2. E-mail clarkreservations@slco.org; or
  3. Call 385-468-1227, between Monday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A typical field trip lasts two to three hours, and it can include the following:

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 who pay separately will be charged regular ticket prices.
  • Payment must be made by credit card, cash or check. (We accept purchase orders from 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)

Hansen Dome Theatre

Northrop Grumman IMAX

Tax-Exempt

Public/Charter School (Utah only)

Students are free.

(You also receive one free adult/chaperone ticket per eight students.) Additional adults/chaperones: $6 each.

Students are typically free.* (You also receive one free adult/chaperone ticket per eight students.) Additional adults/chaperones: $6 each.

Yes

Private School (Utah only)

Group Discount: $1 off per ticket.

Group Discount: $1 off per ticket.

Must complete form

Homeschools affiliated with a public school district(copy of an affidavit required)

Students are free. (You also receive one free adult/chaperone ticket per eight students.) Additional adults: $6 each.

Students are typically free*. (You also receive one free adult/chaperone ticket per eight students.) Additional adults: $6 each.

Yes

Homeschools NOT affiliated with a public school district

Group Discount: $1 off per ticket.

Group Discount: $1 off per ticket.

Must complete form

Afterschool programs, Summer school programs, pre-schools

Group Discount: $1 off per ticket.

Group Discount: $1 off per ticket.

Yes

Other groups including non-profit organizations or religious groups

Group Discount: $1 off per ticket.

Group Discount: $1 off per ticket.

No

Schools located outside of Utah

Group Discount: $1 off per ticket.

Group Discount: $1 off per ticket.

No

(*There is limited funding available for free student admission to shows in the IMAX Theatre, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis.) 

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 you will be 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 eight 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 Theatres.
  • Up to four closed-caption monitors are available for select titles in the Northrop Grumman IMAX Theatre. These can be requested at the ticket desk on the day of your visit.
  • ASL interpreters can be lit by red lights in the Hansen Dome and Northrop Grumman IMAX Theatres. 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 Theatre.
  • Items purchased at the concessions stand may only be eaten in the concessions area and the Northrop Grumman IMAX Theatre.
  • We have is no interior lunch space. Optional eating areas at the 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 information, visit the UTA website https://www.rideuta.com/Rider-Info/How-To-Ride/UTA-School-Safety-and-Education-Program.