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Plan an out-of-this-world event

The Northrop Grumman IMAX Theatre features a 70-foot wide, five-story high screen and seating for 288. With this experience, guests can feel like they are being literally launched into space viewing a 3D film.

The Northrop Grumman IMAX Theatre features a 14,000-watt, six-channel, digital surround-sound system for an auditory experience second to none. Most of the speakers are positioned behind the five-story high screen, which is perforated with millions of tiny holes.

In this way, sound can come at the audience from the film itself. Clark Planetarium offers a wide selection of films to meet the needs of any group.

  • Capacity: 288

  • Friday and Saturday rates: $1,500 per hour + tax (includes one show)

  • Sunday – Thursday rates: $1,200 per hour + tax (includes one show)

  • Early morning rates, before 11 a.m.: $500 per hour (does not include admission to films)

  • Theater rental includes Mezzanine

Renting Hansen Dome Theatre



The Hansen Dome Theatre houses a 55-foot, 178-seat planetarium with a state-of-the-art Digistar5 projection system, manufactured by Utah-based Evans and Sutherland Computer Corp.

Digistar5 uses multiple high-definition video projectors at the base of the dome to display a larger-than-life seamless image, without additional display equipment, and without a projection area in the middle of the theater. A small staging area at the front of the theater can be used for live presentations and special events.

  • Capacity: 178

  • Friday and Saturday Rates: $900 per hour + tax (includes one show)

  • Sunday – Thursday Rates: $600 per hour + tax (includes one show)

  • Rental rates for early morning (before 11 a.m.): $300 per hour (This rate does not include the cost of admission to films.)

Renting out our 3rd-Floor Exhibit Spaces


Enjoy your next event among the planets and beyond. The 3rd-floor exhibit area offers an open space on the third floor separated from the rest of the Planetarium. There is plenty of open space for wedding receptions, business meetings, parties, and reunions.

Interactive exhibits are spread throughout the area to make any event fun and educational. The 3rd-floor exhibit area also serves as the entrance to the Hansen Dome Theatre.

  • Capacity: Dinner 150, Reception 200

  • Friday and Saturday: $1,000 per hour

  • Sunday through Thursday: $500 per hour

  • Inquire for customized options

First Floor Exhibit Space


The first-floor exhibit stage is an ideal location for smaller groups looking for a unique venue to hold a dinner or reception. Groups will enjoy hands-on exhibits that explore Earth, the Moon, and the Planetarium's meteorite collection.

  • Capacity: Dinner 50, Reception 80
  • Friday and Saturday rate: $500 per hour 
  • Sunday - Thursday rate: $250 per hour

Renting the 3rd-Floor Classroom


For small meetings and gatherings, the classroom is an ideal space.  This room features AV options, including a screen and a projector. 

  • Capacity: 40
  • Friday and Saturday rates: $125 per hour
  • Sunday - Thursday: $75 per hour 

Full Building, Including Theatres

(capacity 900 people)
A full building rental includes your choice of three Dome Theatre and three IMAX documentary shows. The building is closed to the public during the event so you can enjoy all that the Planetarium has to offer, including the 10,000 square feet of hands-on, brains-on exhibits. The guest relations staff will be on hand to assist you with anything you need.
  • Friday and Saturday rates: $9,000 per 4-hour block + tax
  • Sunday - Thursday rates: $7,000 per 4-hour block + tax

Approved Caterers

Good Day Catering

Amanda Miller

(801) 532-7829 / email

Brown Brothers Catering:

Liesl & Tony Black

(801) 607-1891 / email

Copper Grill:

Sadie Ophar

(801) 375-1115 / email

Cuisine Unlimited:

Trina Baghoomian

(801) 268-2332 / email

Culinary Crafts

Kaleb Craft

(801) 225-6575 / email

Lux Catering (Formerly Le Croissant)

Kelly Lake

(801) 466-2537 / email

Chris Lake

(801) 466-2537 / email

Have Party Will Travel

Mindy Meyers

(801) 269-8400 / email

Book your event today!

To schedule an event, and to check date availability, please fill out our Rental Form document and e-mail to Sean O’Connell.

Sean O’Connell

Assistant Operations Manager

(385) 468-1225 / email