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

Public Shows, 2019-2020

Fall Public Show
The Autumn Sky



Friday, October 4, 11, 18
Saturday, October 12, 19
Winter Public Show
The Inner Solar System

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Friday, January 10, 17, 24
Saturday, January 18, 25
Spring Public Show
Galaxies and the Universe



Friday, April 10, 17, 24
Saturday, April 18, 25
Summer Public Show
Larry Cat in Space



Friday, July 10, 17, 24
Saturday, July 18, 25


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. Sorry, but we cannot accept debit or credit cards. 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.


Download Public Planetarium Programs for 2018-2019 (.pdf Adobe Acrobat Format)