Merrillville Community Planetarium
Bringing the Universe to the Merrillville Schools and Northwest Indiana


The Merrillville Community Planetarium is part of the Merrillville Community School Corporation, a K-12 public school system in Northwest Indiana. The Planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School. We provide programming for Merrillville classes, outside groups, and the public.

  • Discover how to safely view the solar eclipse, watch our live stream of the eclipse, and more in our 2017 Solar Eclipse resource center.
    • As of 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, we have sold out of all our solar eclipse viewers. We will not have more in stock prior to the eclipse and are not aware of other facilities with glasses in stock. Consider joining us on our live stream.
  • Interested in bringing a group to the planetarium for a private show? Find out more.
  • Download our most frequently requested documents.
  • Take a virtual tour of our planetarium.

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address + phone

Merrillville Community Planetarium
Clifford Pierce Middle School
199 East 70th Avenue
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
(219) 650-5486 - voice
(219) 650-5470 - fax

Upcoming Sky Dates

Upcoming Shows

  • Sat, Sep 9 @ 8:45 a.m.
    Indiana University Northwest
  • Sat, Sep 16 @ 8:45 a.m.
    Indiana University Northwest
  • Sat, Sep 23 @ 8:45 a.m.
    Indiana University Northwest
  • Sat, Sep 30 @ 8:45 a.m.
    Indiana University Northwest