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Clark Planetarium

See a piece of the moon and find out your weight on other planets at this cutting-edge planetarium.

Clark Planetarium has a theater and more than 10,000 square feet (about 930 square meters) of exhibits.

The attractions start in the lobby with Newton’s Daydream, a two-story sculpture with balls moving through mazes. Also on this level is the Science on a Sphere exhibit. Watch weather systems and tectonic plates shift across earth through images projected onto a six-foot (1.8-meter) diameter sphere.

See pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope to get a sense of the earth’s size at the Earth Globe exhibit. Learn about how telescopes are created or imagine walking on the moon at the MoonScape exhibit. Don’t miss seeing a sample of the moon, which is on permanent loan from NASA. Stories and videos about the Apollo moon landings are part of the same exhibit.

Buy a ticket to see a cosmic light show. A series of 45-minute productions were created by the Clark Planetarium and are distributed to planetariums around the world. These shows feature visual effects projected onto a 55-foot (16.8-meter) dome. The theater has a state-of-the-art projection system and powerful surround sound speakers. Take your pick from a range of themed shows that include music by rock bands and documentaries about the universe. See a movie or educational film in the five-story IMAX Theater. The 3-D shows range from children’s programs to classic films.

Clark Planetarium is open 365 days a year. (Check the website for opening hours.) The IMAX Theater has its own entrance and is open daily. Many exhibits in the planetarium are free, but there’s a fee to see IMAX movies and light shows.

Underground parking is available next door at The Gateway shopping center, which offers a discount for Clark Planetarium patrons. The TRAX public transport service from downtown stops at the front door of the planetarium.


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Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway $89
Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway

Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway

55 N 400 West St, Salt Lake City, UT
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Vivint Smart Home Arena and The Gateway. Clark Planetarium and Discovery Gateway Children's Museum are also within 10 minutes. Arena Station and North Temple Bridge/Guadalupe Station are within a 5-minute walk.

    Hyatt House Salt Lake City Downtown $109
    Hyatt House Salt Lake City Downtown

    Hyatt House Salt Lake City Downtown

    140 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, UT
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Clark Planetarium, Vivint Smart Home Arena, and The Gateway. Salt Palace and Temple Square are also within 15 minutes. Planetarium Station is only a 4-minute walk and Arena Station is 6 minutes.

      Little America Hotel $87
      Little America Hotel

      Little America Hotel

      500 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Eagle Gate College and Eccles Theater. Salt Palace and Temple Square are also within 1 mi (2 km). Courthouse Station is only a 4-minute walk and Gallivan Plaza Station is 8 minutes.

        Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square $70
        Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square

        Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square

        122 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Family History Library, Salt Palace, and City Creek Center. Salt Lake Temple and Temple Square are also within 10 minutes. Temple Square Station is only a 2-minute walk and City Center Station is 6 minutes.

          The Grand America Hotel $198
          The Grand America Hotel

          The Grand America Hotel

          555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Eagle Gate College and Eccles Theater. Salt Palace and Temple Square are also within 1 mi (2 km). Courthouse Station is only a 3-minute walk and Gallivan Plaza Station is 8 minutes.

            Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City - Downtown $80
            Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City - Downtown

            Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City - Downtown

            230 W 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Palace, and Vivint Smart Home Arena. Temple Square and Eccles Theater are also within 1 mi (2 km). Courthouse Station is 8 minutes by foot and 900 South Station is 13 minutes.

              Hampton Inn Salt Lake City - Downtown $76
              Hampton Inn Salt Lake City - Downtown

              Hampton Inn Salt Lake City - Downtown

              425 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pioneer Park and Vivint Smart Home Arena. Salt Palace and Temple Square are also within 1 mi (2 km). Planetarium Station is 11 minutes by foot and Old Greektown Station is 12 minutes.

                Tapestry by Hilton The Peery Salt Lake City Downtown, UT $84
                Tapestry by Hilton The Peery Salt Lake City Downtown, UT

                Tapestry by Hilton The Peery Salt Lake City Downtown, UT

                110 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Wells Fargo Center and Capitol Theater. Salt Palace and Tabernacle are also within 15 minutes. Gallivan Plaza Station is only a 4-minute walk and Courthouse Station is 8 minutes.