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Parkland parking lots

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The Staerkel Planetarium is located (and attached to) Parkland College in northwest Champaign. The address for the college is 2400 West Bradley Avenue.  As the map shows, a perimeter drive runs all the way around the college - we are located on the west side and appear like a large brick cylinder with a conical roof.  


Park in the M-1 lot, north of the planetarium dome and follow the walk to the planetarium.  You may also park in the C-4 lot and come in through the Miner Theatre.  

School Buses

School buses may pull into the planetarium circle drive to drop off students. In most cases, buses can stay here for the duration of the field trip, provided the passage through the open-air archway is not blocked (this is a fire lane). In cases where we have a number of buses visiting, buses can temporarily park in the M-lots to the north of the dome.