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

Public Shows, 2017-2018

Fall Public Show
Dawn of the Space Age



Friday, October 6, 13, 20
Saturday, October 14, 21
Winter Public Show
RingWorld

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Friday, January 12, 19, 26
Saturday, January 20, 27
Spring Public Show
Our Star, the Sun



Friday, April 13, 20, 27
Saturday, April 21, 28
Summer Public Show
The Summer Sky



Friday, July 13, 20, 27
Saturday, July 21, 28


All programs start at 7:30 p.m. The planetarium opens for seating 30 minutes before show time. No one is admitted after the program starts. Programs last from 60 to 90 minutes. Admission to public programs is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Seating is limited and should be reserved by calling (219) 650-5486 or using the form on our web site. Tickets are sold at the door. Groups may arrange for a private show by calling the planetarium at (219) 650-5486.

The planetarium's Gift Shop is open for each show. Weather permitting, an outdoor observing session is offered following each program. The planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School at 199 East 70th Avenue in Merrillville, Indiana. Please park and enter on the west side of the building.