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

Public Parking

 

Free public parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in parking lots near the planetarium  (North Information Center Visitor Lot and School of Music lot) during the following time frames:

Monday - Thursday after 7:30 pm
Friday, 7:30 pm - Sunday, midnight

Notes:

  • No permit is needed during the hours listed above. 
  • Handicap parking is available in the North Information Center Visitor Lot, along the street in front of the School of Music and in the lot next to the School of Music.
  • Handicap parking and yellow lots (student parking) are enforced 24/7.

During weekdays, or if no parking is available in university lots in the evening or on the weekend, we recommend parking in one of the pay lots located near the planetarium.

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.

 

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.
Campus map