Rentals at Clark Planetarium

Renting out Clark Planetarium for an event offers an unparalleled cosmic experience, blending education with entertainment in a captivating setting. Nestled in the heart of the city, the planetarium boasts state-of-the-art technology and immersive displays, making it an ideal venue for a wide range of gatherings. Whether it's a corporate function, a private celebration, or a school event, guests are treated to a journey through the cosmos, with a stunning backdrop of science exhibits and celestial phenomena.

With the Northrop Grumman IMAX Theatre, Hansen Dome Theatre, private classroom, and over 10,000 square feet of exhibit space, the planetarium is a great choice for out-of-this-world events. 

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Rental Opportunities

With a 70′ wide, 5-story high screen and seating for 288, your guests will be launched into space while viewing a 2D or 3D IMAX film. The Northrop Grumman IMAX Theatre at Clark Planetarium features a 14,000-watt, 6-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: $1,500 per hour + tax (includes one show)
  • Sunday – Thursday: $1,200 per hour + tax (includes one show)
  • Early morning, before 11:00 am: $500 per hour (does not include film)
  • Theatre rental includes Mezzanine

The Hansen Dome Theatre houses a 55-foot, 178-seat planetarium with a state-of-the-art Digistar6 projection system, manufactured by Utah-based Evans and Sutherland Computer Corp. Our Digistar system 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 theatre can be used for live presentations and special events.

  • Capacity: 178
  • Friday and Saturday: $900 per hour + tax (includes one show)
  • Sunday – Thursday: $600 per hour + tax (includes one show)
  • Early morning, before 11:00 am: $300 per hour (does not include film)

Enjoy your next event among the planets and beyond. The 3rd floor exhibit area offers an open space separated from the rest of the Planetarium. There is plenty of room 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 140, Reception 200
  • Friday and Saturday: $1,350 per hour
  • Sunday through Thursday: $750 per hour
  • Inquire for customized options

The first-floor exhibit area 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 60, Reception 80
  • Friday and Saturday: $600 per hour
  • Sunday - Thursday: $300 per hour

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

  • Capacity: 30
  • Friday and Saturday: $150 per hour
  • Sunday - Thursday: $100 per hour

A full building rental includes your choice of current Dome or 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 exhibit space. The Guest Relations staff will be on hand to assist you with anything you might need.

  • Capacity: Dinner 500, Reception, 1,000
  • Friday and Saturday: $9000 per 4-hour block + tax
  • Sunday - Thursday: $7000 per 4-hour block + tax
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