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


Star Theater

The heart of the Merrillville Community Planetarium is our Theater. We have more than 50 programs that we can present in the Theater. The 30 foot diameter dome serves a giant screen onto which we project images for our audience. There are 64 permanent seats under the dome for the audience. The walls of the Theater are adorned by large murals painted by Pierce students.

Our programs use a variety of technologies, including our star projector, slides, video, and special effects. Our Theater also features a complete sound system utilizing seven speakers, including two subwoofers.

Click a photo below for more information on our Theater facilities.

Theater Seating Star Projector Control Console