Lifelong Learning

Grand Universe will instill a desire to learn more about science and technology among all ages. This will be the place to go to touch science and space.

Our Stories

The dream of Grand Universe

CEO, Greg McCauley, discusses how his experience with teaching kids about science and space was the inspiration.

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What does success look like?

Executive Vice President, Mike Newberg talks about how being able to teach kids and help them grow in their understanding of the universe around them.

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Educational Programs from Purdue University Catalyst and NASA

What distinguishes Grand Universe from other science and space centers is that we will provide educational programs and resources from Purdue University and NASA.

Purdue University

  • Purdue University CATALYST
  • Purdue College of Agriculture
  • Purdue Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Dr. Lynn Bryan
Director: Purdue CATALYST
Purdue University Professor Science Education
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Grand Universe Board of Directors


  • NASA Earth System Observatory, Goddard Space Flight Center
  • NASA Scientific Visualization Studio, Goddard Space Flight Center
  • NASA Earth System Data Explorer, Langley Research Center

Dr. Mark SubbaRao
Director: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio
NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
Ph.D. Astrophysics, Johns Hopkins University
Former President, International Planetarium Society
Grand Universe E-STEM Advisory Board

Coming soon to our campus!Science & Technology Summer Camps

  • Agriscience Research
  • Deep Space Image Processing
  • 3D Design and Printing
  • Robotics
  • Computer Science Courses
  • Solar Observatory Student Research
  • This is Rocket Science

Coming soon to our campus!Purdue University STEM Programs

  • Purdue CATALYST’s STEM Kids ConferenceOpportunities for 5th‑grade students to learn, explore, and engage in inquiry/project‑based STEM activities.
  • Purdue GERI’s Super SaturdayPurdue Gifted Education Research Institute: PreK‑8th grade academically, creatively, and artistically talented children.
  • STEM CourseworkGrand Universe will provide state‑of‑the‑art facilities and resources offering dual enrollment courses for high school students (Purdue college credit).
  • Purdue COS ScienceScapePurdue College of Science: 7th and 8th grade scientific exploration with personal attention from successful Purdue scientists, instructors and college students.
  • Purdue Saturday Morning AstrophysicsPurdue Dept. of Physics and Astronomy: 7th thru 12th grade students will do experiments and activities exploring phenomena across the cosmos.
  • Teacher Professional DevelopmentHigh‑quality STEM teacher professional development programs for Indiana teachers designed by world‑class Purdue faculty.