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.

The planetarium's air conditioning has been repaired. Once again, we can provide a comfortable environment for our programs.

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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

  • Wed, Oct 16 @ 9:40 a.m.
  • Thu, Oct 17 @ 9:40 a.m.
    Little Dreamers Daycare
  • Fri, Oct 18 @ 11:15 a.m.
    Liberty Elementary School
  • Fri, Oct 18 @ 12:15 p.m.
    Liberty Elementary School

Today in Space History

October 16, 2019
  • 1908 - American Samuel Cody made the first airplane flight in England.
  • 1982 - Halley's Comet was seen for the 30th time in recorded history.