Clark Planetarium Parking Guide: Plan Your Visit to Salt Lake City

Last Updated on April 7, 2024 by Usama

Clark Planetarium parking

The Clark Planetarium is a 10,000-square feet planetarium and museum in Utah. This family-friendly attraction offers free exhibits and a convenient underground parking garage to accommodate visitors. Learn about updated parking rates, free parking, nearby alternatives, and mass transit options in our in-depth guide.

The planetarium sits in Downtown Salt Lake City at the following address: 110 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, United States

Clark Planetarium Hours & Admission

The planetarium is open every day from 10 AM to 7 PM. Admission to the venue is entirely free, but shows in the Hansen Dome Theatre and Northrop Grumman IMAX Theatre require paid admission tickets.

Memberships offer unlimited access to the Hansen Dome Theater and IMAX Theater, discounts at the Planet Fun Store, and invitations to members-only events, among others.

Convenient Parking at the Planetarium

The museum offers an underground parking lot with two direct entrances to the planetarium (Levels 0 and -1). The parking area is accessible at 100 South between Rio Grande Street (450 W) and 400 West.

Rates vary depending on the duration. For lower parking fees, validate your parking at the planetarium. The rates are listed below (subject to change without prior notice):

Duration Without Validation  With Validation Coupon 
First hour FREE FREE
1-2 hours $2  $1
2-3 hours $4  $1
3-4 hours $6 $4
4-5 hours $8  $6
5-6 hours $10  $8
6+ $12  $10
Lost ticket $20 $20

Hotel Parking for the Planetarium

If the underground parking for Clark Planetarium is sold out, consider self-parking in any of the nearby hotels in Salt Lake City-Downtown. We whittled down the options to the closest and most affordable below:

Hotel Rate Address Walking Distance
Courtyard by Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown $20 345 W 100 S 3 minutes 
Hyatt House Salt Lake City/Downtown $20 140 S 300 W 6 minutes
AC Hotel by Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown $17 225 W 200 S 10 minutes
Homewood Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City-Downtown $10 423 W 300 S 7 minutes

Nearby Street Parking

Several nearby metered parking spaces are available when visiting Clark Planetarium. The rate is $2.25/hour for a maximum of 2 hours. Metered parking is enforced from 8 AM to 8 PM, Monday to Friday. There is free 2-hour parking on Saturdays, while Sundays are free all day.

You can also pre-pay for parking via the ParkSLC app. Read the signs and posted time limits to avoid incurring a parking ticket.

Alternative Transportation Options

Several bus routes from the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) stop right outside the planetarium. A one-way trip costs $2.50. Visit the UTA website for more information about schedules, fares, and stops.  Alternatively, Downtown Salt Lake City offers several affordable mobility options like GREENbike and motorized scooters.

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