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Drake Planetarium & Science Center is conveniently located in the heart of Cincinnati, just off the Norwood Lateral (Rt. 562), that connects the two major expressways of I-75 and I-71. 


Drake Planetarium is located on the top (4th) floor of Norwood High School at 2020 Sherman Avenue. Please remember to use the first door of the high school inbetween the two schools


Drake Science Center is next door at 2060 Sherman Avenue in the Norwood Middle School Building on the ground floor.

LEGO® Lab, Reading and Math, and Summer Camp Programs are held at the Science Center.



Aside from specifically designated public programs found on our calendar, most of the programming at Drake Planetarium & Science Center requires reservations. To make reservations for your school or group, please fill out this online form. If you have questions, please call us during normal business hours.


Drake Planetarium & Business Office Hours (Monday - Friday):  9:00am - 5:00pm


Drake Science Center (Monday - Friday):  9:00am - 5:00pm



Free and metered street parking is available on Sherman Avenue directly in front of Norwood High School and the Lindner YMCA. There is additional free parking on Walter and Lawrence Avenues. At the east end of the campus, there is a large municipal lot at the intersection of Station and Sherman Avenues with free parking for the general public.


School buses are allowed to park in the designated area, right in front of the Norwood High School building on Sherman Avenue.

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