Charles W. Brown Planetarium

Parking and Directions


There is no free parking on campus Monday - Friday, 7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Daytime parking is located at:

McKinley Avenue Parking Garage
Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306

You must pay at the beginning of your stay in the parking garage.

For our evening public programs, the Ball State Parking Map has a complete list of parking areas and restrictions for parking on campus after 5:00 P.M. The Cooper Science Complex is building 78 located at G4 on the print map.

For additional information on parking, contact Parking Services.


Driving to Ball State University Campus

The planetarium is located across McKinley Avenue, west of the parking garage, along Riverside Avenue, at:

2000 W. Riverside Ave.
Cooper Science Complex
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

See the map below or view directions via Google maps.

Planetarium Map

Passenger Drop-off

The parking lot located directly west of the planetarium should not be used for school bus drop off or pick up under any circumstances. School buses may drop off students in the designated area near the Riverside entrance to the Fine Arts Building, east of the planetarium. Parking is prohibited in this area, as it is reserved for drop off and pick up only.

To reach the planetarium by local public transportation, take the MITS Ball State-Riverside Route 14. The bus stops on Riverside Avenue, across the street from the planetarium.

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University
Cooper Physical Science Building, room 101
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8860
Fax: 765-285-5674
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