Make your reservation request by filling out the online form for group visits.
Plan ahead and make your reservation at least two weeks in advance. If you do not receive a confirmation email within three business days, please contact us.
If you have any students with special needs, please communicate those needs on your online request form to help us make the appropriate accommodations.
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.