March 31st, 2015
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Field Trips

Field Trips

Group and school reservations

  • Must be two  weeks in advance with 20 people or more
  • Group or School reservations Mondays to Fridays 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM: 385-468-1227or email reservations@clarkplanetarium.org.
  • Can be made up to 12 months in advance.
  • Reservations are a “first come, first served” basis.
  • Please know that your field trip is a request for now.  You will receive your final reservation confirmation sheet in your email 2 to 4 weeks prior to your scheduled visit.

Group or Schools Pricing and Requirements

All groups must arrive 15-30 minutes prior to first presentation – allow for inclement weather or traffic

Utah Public and Charter Schools – 

  • Free Admission to Hansen Dome Theater for educational shows (no laser shows) and Science on a Sphere presentations.  One free adult for every 10 students, then adults are $6 each as long they are part of the original reservation.  Any last minute adults are $7 and are NOT guaranteed a seat.
  • ATK IMAX Theater is $6 for all schools. Value Season Discount tickets for the ATK IMAX Theatre are $4/person during September 1st through February 28th.
  • We must have a signed and currently dated (2014-2015) copy of your tax-exempt number on a TC-721G form, http://tax.utah.gov/forms/current/tc-721g.pdf
  • Suggested chaperone ratio is 1 adult for every 10 students.

Utah Home schools affiliated with a Utah Public School District –

  • We must have a copy of your home school affidavit certificate with the school district signature.
  • Free admission to Hansen Dome Theater for educational shows only (no laser or night shows) and Science on a Sphere presentations.
  • One free adult for every 10 students, then adults are $6 each as part of the original reservation.  Any last minute adults are $7 and are NOT guaranteed a seat.
  • ATK IMAX Theater is $6 for all schools. Value Season Discount tickets for the ATK IMAX Theatre are $4 per person during September 1st through February 28th.
  • Suggested chaperone ratio is 1 adult for every 10 students.

Private schools with tax-exemption –  

  • Hansen Dome Theater shows are $5.32 each ($6.00 ticket, less sales tax).
  • ATK IMAX Theater is $6 for all schools (no sales tax included or added). Value Season Discount tickets for the ATK IMAX Theatre are $4 per person during September 1st through February 28th (no sales tax included or added).
  • Science on a Sphere is $3 each (no sales tax included or added), but free if your group books a screening of a Dome or IMAX theater show.
  • We must have a signed and currently dated (current or prior year acceptable) copy of your tax exempt number on a TC-721 form, http://tax.utah.gov/forms/current/tc-721.pdf
  • Suggested chaperone ratio is 1 adult for every 10 students.

Private schools without tax-exemption, Out-of-State Schools, Church or Scout groups –

  • Must be two weeks in advance with 20 people or more, your group gets $1 off the regular public price of any Dome or IMAX theater show.
  • Suggested chaperone ratio is 1 adult for every 10 students.

For all schools –

  • ATK IMAX Theater is $6 for all schools. Value Season Discount tickets for the ATK IMAX Theatre are $4 per person during September 1st through February 28th.
  • This pricing is available to all schools during that time period.  This pricing is available when reserving two weeks in advance with 20 or more people. 
  • Suggested chaperone ratio is 1 adult for every 10 students.

Information about Clark Planetarium Shows and Activities

Free Exhibits –

Kindergarten to 2nd grade

http://clarkplanetarium.org/wp-content/uploads/K-2-Scavenger.pdf
http://clarkplanetarium.org/wp-content/uploads/K-2-Scavenger_2.pdf

3rd grade to 12th grade

http://clarkplanetarium.org/wp-content/uploads/2013FieldTripExhibitsQuiz.pdf

http://clarkplanetarium.org/wp-content/uploads/2013FieldTripExhibitsQuizKEY.pdf

6th grade only

http://clarkplanetarium.org/wp-content/uploads/Quiz1.pdf

http://clarkplanetarium.org/wp-content/uploads/Quiz-Key2.pdf

Hansen Dome Theater Shows – 

The Hansen Dome Theatre (aka Star Theatre or Planetarium Theatre) is a domed theatre 50 feet in diameter. Our Dome Theatre seats 190 people, with room for up to four wheelchairs. Dome Theatre programs involve state-of-the-art animation and the latest in planetarium virtual-3D projection. Many programs, especially for schools, include live interactions with our trained presenters and education specialists.  All of these titles are available for school schedule. Not all of them are on the current public schedule.

Must have 40 people or more to pick a show during school morning hours 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 AM (Teacher’s choice)

Skywatch for 2nd/3rd grade – Experience sunrise and sunset and watch the moon change shape over time. See how Earth’s rotation causes the motions of the Sun, Moon, and stars, and see the spherical Earth, Moon, and Sun from Space.

Skywatch for 6th Grade – (Pick two)

  • Skywatch 6th grade Module 1 MOON PHASES - Students will view the Moon and its phases from Earth, as well as watch the Moon as it orbits around Earth, creating the phases.
  • Skywatch 6th grade Module 2 SEASONS – Students will experience the changing height of the Sun in the sky at different times of year as well as see Earth and its tilt as it orbits around the Sun.
  • Skywatch 6th grade Module 3 SOLAR SYSTEM – We will focus on the planets and their attributes, as well as the technology being used to observe and understand our solar system.
  • Skywatch 6th grade Module 4 SCALE/CONSTELLATIONS – Learn how to find seasonal constellations and gain a new appreciation of size and distance in the universe.

ATK IMAX Movie Theater Shows –

The ATK IMAX Theatre is a large-format, flat screen film theatre. It is 55-feet high and 70-feet long. Our IMAX theatre seats 288 people, with room for up to 8 wheelchairs. Most IMAX films are shown in 3D with special glasses provided. Some are in 2D. To learn more about IMAX technology, visit www.imax.com.

Must have 40 people or more to pick a show during school morning hours 10:00 or 11:00 AM (Teacher’s choice)

IMAX Popcorn/Drink Special Available –

  • $1.50 per person for IMAX shows only (no concessions in the Hansen Dome Theater).
  • We will need to know number of Students ____, teachers ____, and chaperones ____.

Science on a Sphere (SOS) –

  • Done by our educational experts, this covers a topic the teacher chooses.  It is interactive and a fun educational experience to complement Dome and IMAX shows.
  • Lasts 20-30 minutes and showings are available Mondays to Fridays between 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM.
  • SOS shows are free to Utah Public and Charter schools, and to home schools affiliated with a Utah Public School District.
  • For all other schools it is $3/person.  When booked with a Dome show or IMAX movie, it is free.
  • Here is a list of the available subjects http://clarkplanetarium.org/education/science-on-a-sphere/.

Planet Fun Store –

  • The Planet Fun Gift Store offers a great variety of gifts including many science-related products.  Prices range from $2 to $50.
  • We require 1 adult for every 10 students while inside the store.

Special Needs or Accommodations –

  • We have wheelchair seating in both Hansen Dome and ATK IMAX Theatres.
  • We have headsets for hearing-impaired for selected title in the ATK IMAX Theatre only.
  • Red lights available for ASL interpreters in Hansen Dome Theatre.

What information do I need to provide when making a reservation?

Please answer all the following questions before calling or emailing the Reservations Coordinator, (385) 468-1227 or email reservations@clarkplanetarium.org.

Reservationists are on duty Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except major holidays.

Payment

  • One single payment is required at the time of service for the number of participants attending a show.  This makes check-in as easy as possible.
  • Any adults paying separately are subject to the regular price of $7.
  • While we do our best to accommodate attendance number changes upon arrival, no seating guarantees can be offered for availability beyond the reserved number.
  • We need to be notified at least two days in advance of any significant change in numbers.
  • Payment can be made by credit card, cash, preprinted check, or purchase orders from Utah public school districts only.
  • If you bring extra people without notifying Reservations, they may be charged regular prices and are NOT guaranteed a seat.

Clark Planetarium needs EVERY question answered in the boxes below to schedule a field trip in a timely manner.  Your leaving any information blank may cause delays in finalizing the schedule. 

School and group contact information (fill this out, too)

Primary Point of contact name:  __________________________________

Primary phone number:  _______________________________________

Secondary phone number:  _____________________________________

Primary’s email address:  _____________________________________

School and Address:  ___________________________________________

Answer ALL questions

Certified Home School?
Please email a copy of your certificate with the school district signature (reservations@clarkplanetarium.org).

Are you a Title One school?
No additional discounts for field trips. We merely keep track for recordkeeping purposes.

Tax Exempt Form, not just the tax-exempt number?

Public or charter school?

Provide a copy of your tax-exempt number on a TC-721G form, http://tax.utah.gov/forms/current/tc-721g.pdf

Private or religious school?

Provide a copy of your tax-exempt number on a TC-721 form, http://tax.utah.gov/forms/current/tc-721.pdf

This is necessary for when the state audits the Planetarium for tax-exempt ticket sales to public, charter schools or tax-exempted private schools.

Scan and email to reservations@clarkplanetarium.org, or mail to Clark Planetarium, Attn: Reservations, 110 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, or bring it with your group.

Dates for field trip?
Please list 3 to 4 potential dates for your fieldtrip in order of preference.
Arrival Time?

Arrival time for Clark Planetarium, allowing time for traffic/weather, etc.?  The Planetarium opens at 9:00 AM most school mornings. Only Granite, Salt Lake and Murray school districts are allowed the 9:30 AM show times.

Grade or Ages of group-
School:  What grade are your students?
Non-school:  What ages are children?
Number of Children-
How many students/children attending?
Number of Teachers-
How many teachers/staff will be attending?
Number of chaperones-
How many non-teacher chaperones will be attending?

Information about Clark Planetarium Shows and Activities

Visit free exhibits (Yes or No?)

Would you like your students /children to visit the exhibits (there’s no additional charge)?

What Hansen Dome Theater shows would you like to see?

What IMAX Movie shows would you like to see?

What Science on a Sphere (SOS) Show? What subject do you want?

Planet Fun Store? (Yes or No)
We request a chaperone accompany up to 10 students at a time in the store.

IMAX popcorn/drink special? (Yes or No)

We have a ‘popcorn and drink’ special for $1.50, to add to your order? (Sorry, no concession in the Hansen Dome Theatre)

How many Students #____, Teachers #____, Chaperones #____

Any special needs students?

Number of students needing wheelchair seating:
Number of student needing closed captioning devices (IMAX select titles only):

Do you have anyone in your group who requires wheelchair seating? How many?

Please answer all the following questions before calling or emailing the Reservations Coordinator, (385) 468-1227 or email reservations@clarkplanetarium.org .

Thank you for your consideration. Having this information ready before calling or emailing will help complete the reservation more quickly.