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Downing Planetarium


The Downing Planetarium:Aerial View

Is located at the heart of California on the campus of California State University, Fresno.

Directions to our Planetarium:

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Fresno State Campus

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We are located at the corner of San Ramon and Maple, just south of Barstow Avenue. We are next to the Science II building. (click on the image for a Color 8.5 x 11 pdf 1MB)



Visitors to the Downing Planetarium can find parking in lot P15. A permit is required during normal university hours.  A parking permit is not required during public shows as they are during the weekend.  For more info on parking enforcement visit the university parking enforcement web page.


Bus Parking

Buses bringing students to the Downing Planetarium can drop students off near parking lot P15 as shown in the image below. 

Bus parking is allowed in Parking Lot P11. Lot P11 is a gravel parking lot, on the north side of Barstow Ave, east of Woodrow Ave (just east of the Animal Science Pavilion).  For more info on school bus parking click here.

Bus Parking