Mayborn Planeatarium



The Mayborn Science Theater is located on the campus of Central Texas College in Killeen.

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Central Texas College welcomes you as our visitor or guest and our goal is to make parking on campus as convenient as possible. Visitors to campus are not required to register with the campus police office for a parking permit and parking for visitors and guests is always free. Visitors to the Central Texas College campus are always welcome however; parking for visitors is limited to available open parking spaces. [Visitor Parking]

Since the Science Theater shares a parking lot with classrooms and offices, many spaces are reserved. Do not park in any space marked as reserved during week day public shows. After 6 p.m. weekly and all day Saturday and Sunday, reserved parking spaces will be open and available to anyone on a first-come first-served basis. If there are no spaces available in the lot adjacent to the Planetarium, additional parking is available across the street in a large overflow lot.

Bus parking is available on Bell Tower Dr. for the loading and unloading of passengers. Please do not attempt to park buses in the Planetarium lot due to heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

Buses may be parked in the much larger parking lot up the hill on Bell Tower Dr. From this upper lot, passengers will be readily visible and may be picked up as they exit the building.


FROM POINTS EAST including Belton, Temple and Cameron.

From Interstate-35, EXIT onto West Highway 190 (also called Central Texas Expressway).

EXIT at Clear Creek Road, one exit past the Fort Hood main gate. Cross over the highway and turn right at the first stop light onto Central Texas College Drive.  Just past the turn, a small white sign identifies this as the Central Texas College South Entrance…

Proceed to the stop sign at the end of the road and turn right onto Bell Tower Drive.

Down the hill just past Academic Drive, turn left into Planetarium parking lot "J. "

Parking is available in the lot in front of the Planetarium. Please do not park in the reserved spaces at any time. Violators will be ticketed by the campus police.

FROM POINTS WEST including Highway 190, Copperas Cove and Lampasas

From Lampasas, travel east on Highway 190 through the town of Copperas Cove.

If you reach Copperas Cove, with less than 30 minutes before the scheduled start of your presentation, please call 254-526-1768 to alert us you may be running late.

Approximately six miles past Cove you will see an exit for Central Texas College at Bell Tower Drive. Just past this is the Clear Creek Road (Hwy 201) Exit.

Turn right onto campus and then follow Bell Tower Drive past the duck pond and through a second stop sign. As you come around the corner, you will see the Planetarium dome ahead on the right, turn right into Planetarium parking lot "J. "

FROM POINTS SOUTH including Highway 195, Florence and Georgetown

Highway 195, which may be accessed from I-35 just north of Georgetown, is a shorter and more pleasant alternative to the busy interstate highway. Travel north on Highway 195 through the small town of Florence.

EXIT at Stan Schlueter Loop (Highway 3470) just as you enter the Killeen city limits about 17 miles north of Florence. Turn left on Stan Schlueter Loop, heading west.

Turn right at Clear Creek Road (Hwy 201), heading north. Past Shoemaker High School to your right, and just before Metroplex Hospital on your left, turn left onto Bell Tower Drive.

After passing the helicopter landing pad and the water tower on your left, continue as the road curves to the right. You are now on the campus of Central Texas College.

Continue past the Physical Education and Physical Plant buildings on your left.

Down the hill, just past Academic Drive, turn left into Planetarium parking lot "J. "