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

Planetarium Chosen for NASA's Space Place Program

Merrillville Community Planetarium has been selected to participate in NASA’s Space Place display program. Space Place has been developed for children and adults to share the space program. In communities all over the country there are planetariums, museums, and libraries participating in the program. A special display board with Space Place borders, and a varying collection of NASA posters, stickers, and lithographs are part of the Space Place. Local news items, astronomy events, children's art, and other information are added to the displays.

NASA sends new posters about every two months to help update and introduce new, exciting ideas to the displays. Go to their website at for interactive games, projects, trivia quizzes, art, amazing facts, and information on many different space-related topics. The website helps to share ideas from people in different communities. There is a map with a list of all the Space Place displays throughout the country. So far, Indiana has displays in Terra Haute, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Muncie, and now Merrillville.