Contact

The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
University of Louisville
Belknap Campus
Louisville, KY 40292

Office phone: 502-852-6664
Fax: 502-852-0831
E-mail: planet @ louisville.edu

Map

Exits for the University of Louisville are directly off of I-65 North and South.

From I-265 (Gene Snyder) or I-264 (Watterson Expressway), head North on I-65.

From I-71 South or I-64 East or West, head South on I-65.

Traveling South on I-65

  • Take I-65 South (Toward Nashville), to the Arthur Street exit (Exit 134).
  • Continue to the first stop sign, Arthur street and Brandeis Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Brandeis Avenue / Cardinal Boulevard.
  • Continue through 2 stop lights.
  • The North Entrance to the campus is located to your left, just past the intersection of Brandeis Avenue/Cardinal Boulevard and Brook Street.
  • Turn left into the North Entrance, which is directly between the School of Music and the College of Education. (If you reach the intersection of Cardinal Boulevard and Second Street, you have gone too far.)
  • At the stop sign, the Planetarium can be seen to the right.

Traveling North on I-65

Take Exit 133 - Warnock Avenue

  • Turn left on Warnock Avenue
  • Turn right on Floyd Street (McDonald's is on the corner of the intersection)
  • The next major intersection (approximately one block up) is Floyd Street and Brandeis Avenue/Cardinal Boulevard
  • Turn left on Brandeis Avenue/Cardinal Boulevard
  • Turn left into the north entrance of campus, just past the intersection of Cardinal Boulevard and Brook Street. It is directly between the School of Music and the College of Education. (If you reach the intersection of Cardinal Boulevard and Second Street, you have gone too far.)
  • At the stop sign, the Planetarium can be seen to the right.

Public Parking

Week nights (Mon - Fri) after 7:30 pm/weekends (Friday, 7:30 pm - Monday, 7:30 am): public parking is available on a first-come, first served basis in the red and blue lots on campus (no *permit is needed during these hours). Click here for a map of campus. (Notes: The planetarium is building 40. The red and pink lots by buildings 40, 83 and 22 are within easy walking distance of the planetarium and are available for public parking during the hours noted above).

Parking in university lots on week nights and weekends is on a first-come, first-served basis.

During weekdays, or if no parking is available in university lots in the evening or on the weekend, we recommend parking in the Speed Art Museum parking garage, which is immediately west of the planetarium. Hours of operation, cost and directions to the garage are on the Speed Art Museum's website.

*Friday Evening Parking Permit

Planetarium visitors may print a permit allowing them to park Friday evenings, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM in either the North Information Center Visitor lot (next to the planetarium) or the red reserved lot between the School of Music and College of Business.

Friday Evening Permit

Buses and Group parking

Buses should drop off passengers at the front gate of the planetarium's courtyard and can remain parked there for the duration of the program. Overflow parking is located in the Papa John Stadium Parking Lot. To get to this lot, exit right onto Cardinal Blvd. At the second stop light, turn right only Floyd St. and continue south until you reach Papa John's stadium on the right. Buses should park in the south parking lot.