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.
Due to construction being done on the Cooper Science Complex, select parking and pathway access to the planetarium is blocked off. Plan to arrive early to safely navigate the area and arrive on time for the program. The lot directly west of the planetarium is now one-way only, as roughly half of the parking spots are blocked off for construction. If you enter R11 from Riverside Ave, you will be directed out to University Ave. There is additional parking along this route which you are free to use for public programs on Friday and Saturday evenings. Entrances to the planetarium are accessible via the north side of the building only, as the pathway between the Cooper Science Complex and the Ball Gym is blocked off.
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.
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The Ball State University campus shuttle buses provide free, frequent service Sunday evening through Friday evening for students, employees, and visitors. The shuttles run about every 5-10 minutes along 3 different routes. You can track BSU shuttles online.
Muncie Indiana Transit System or MITS is the city bus for Muncie, Indiana. It is free for any student with a BSU ID. MITS drivers are happy to stop at any BSU bus stop along their route. Riders can request the bus driver stop at the next bus stop by touching the yellow buttons inside the bus. To view the MITS bus schedule visit www.mitsbus.org.
Ball State students registered with the Office of Disability Services can call the Demand Response dispatch line for a ride from anywhere on campus to anywhere else on campus. Please call at least 30 minutes before you would like to be picked up. Contact Disability Services for more details.
For additional information on parking, contact Parking Services.