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

Welcome

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.



Please note that the planetarium's air conditioning is not working and we don't expect for it to be repaired until September. The lack of air conditioning is affecting all of our shows for groups and for the public. While the planetarium is warm, it is not unbearably hot and we are providing water to our visitors.



Learn more about this web site.

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

  • Sun, Aug 25 @ 1:00 p.m.
    Birthday Party
  • Mon, Aug 26 @ 5:00 p.m.
    Party
  • Sat, Aug 31 @ 11:00 a.m.
    Birthday Party
  • Tue, Sep 3 @ 7:47 a.m.
    Pierce Middle School

Today in Space History

August 21, 2019
  • 1965 - Gemini 5 (USA) launched. Successful flight lasting 7 days 23 hours and completing 120 revolutions