Merrillville Community Planetarium

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Merrillville Community Planetarium
Description:The Merrillville Community Planetarium is a unique theater for presenting programs about astronomy and the space sciences. The planetarium is equipped with a domed ceiling and a special projector that projects stars on the dome, giving the audience the illusion of looking up at the night sky. Slides, movies, videos, special effects, lasers, and sound are all used to present shows in the planetarium theater.

The Merrillville Community Planetarium is the only planetarium in Northwest Indiana presenting public and group programs. The theater, which seats 64 visitors, has a 30 foot perforated aluminum dome that serves as the screen for the approximately one hundred projectors and special effects.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:Clifford Pierce Middle School
Address 2:199 East 70th Avenue
City:Merrillville
State/Province:IN
Zip Code:46410
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Friday & Saturday all shows start at 7:30pm
Group tours by appointment during some days.
Public tours listed on website
Admission:$65 for group tour. Public showings $3 adults & $2 children
Telephone:(219) 650-5486
Website:http://www.mcpstars.org/
R E V I E W S
R.B., Co-op Member
This is a wonderful field trip! The staff is sooo friendly and no question seems too small for them to answer. The experience in the theater is unique for sure! The shows change ever few months so this is some place you can go back to over and over and never get tired of.
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