Nestled adjacent to the expansive Grand Park, a sprawling 400-acre sports haven in Westfield, Indiana, Grand Universe Center for Science and Space Exploration spans across 78 acres, beckoning all those who seek the wonders of the cosmos.
A Mission Control for Student Powered Research
Step into a fully operational replica of NASA’s Mission Control Center, where students harness data from the Earth System Observatory, James Webb Space Telescope Artemis Mission to the Moon Mars Missions, and beyond.
A Virtual Reality Theater to experience the cosmos
Advanced Solar and Deep Space Observatories with smart telescopes
America’s first-ever flat-screen, 8K LED dome theater
The McCauley Planetarium will be the largest planetarium dome in the Midwest and America’s first-ever flat-screen, 8K LED dome theater. It will also be the world’s most advanced planetarium.Learn more
While Grand Universe will provide a wide variety of hands-on opportunities for science and space enthusiasts, it will also excite those eager to learn more about new technologies. For instance, guests will be able to develop and code robots in a state-of-the-art laboratory and collaborate with local farmers, using cutting-edge agriscience instruments with commercial drones.
Prepare for launch
Breaking ground on April 8, 2024
Grand Universe will officially break ground on the day of the total solar eclipse, April 8, 2024. McCauley anticipates that Grand Universe will be open to the public shortly following the next landing of human astronauts on the Moon.