Can’t find what you need below? Please contact Disability Services with any questions or concerns regarding accessibility:
Service Animal Policy
Service animals are welcome at Ball State University. Service animals, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, are dogs trained to do work or perform specific tasks for a guest with a disability.
Barrier Free Access
The Charles W. Brown Planetarium has barrier-free access on the south side of the building. This doorway is push-button automated.
Assistive Listening System
The Charles W. Brown Planetarium is equipped with an assistive listening system to aid visitors with hearing loss by amplifying the sound of the presentations. Visitors can borrow a receiver and earphone by requesting a set from the planetarium staff in the lobby before the show. Additionally, you may bring your own headphones to use with the receiver if the earphone we provide does not suit your needs.
The Charles W. Brown Planetarium strives to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all visitors. We understand that visitors with neurological conditions and/or sensory processing issues may find large amounts of sensory stimulation especially challenging. Planetarium shows do contain changing lighting, shifting images, and loud audio. To ensure an enjoyable visit, you may consider bringing noise-cancelling headphones if you are sensitive to loud audio.
Planetarium staff can provide assistance with pre-visit planning, including information and suggestions tailored to an individual’s needs. If a member of your group has sensory concerns and you would like more information, please contact us.
BSU ADA Statement
Ball State University strives to strengthen our community through inclusive excellence by working to eliminate barriers for our current and prospective employees, students, and visitors.
For more information specific to the planetarium, please call 765-285-8963 or email us. Please note that when calling you may have to leave a voice message. If you leave your contact information we will return your call as soon as possible.
More visitor information, including campus maps, can be found at bsu.edu/about/visit.