The Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University is on the west end of the Cooper Science Complex, located along Riverside Avenue at:
2111 W. Riverside Ave.
Cooper Science Complex
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
For public programs on Friday and Saturday evenings, parking is allowed in the lot directly west of the planetarium (lot R11), free of charge.
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.)
Metered parking is available off Riverside Avenue, west of the planetarium. This parking is not managed by Ball State University.
You may also purchase a visitor parking permit online if you are a member of the general public or not affiliated with Ball State. A permit costs $5 per day and may be purchased online by setting up a guest account with a valid email address. Parking is permitted only in the yellow and green marked lots on campus and does not allow for parking at a meter or in the paid areas of the garages.
The Ball State Parking Map has a complete list of parking areas and restrictions for parking on campus after 5 p.m. The Cooper Science Complex is building CL located at G4 on the print map.
View Map (PDF)
For additional information on parking, contact Parking Services.