Where is Purdue University and Purdue Space Day?
Please Note that Purdue University is on Eastern Time year-round. We are on the same time as the East Coast.
Purdue Space Day is held on the campus of Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A.
Check in for pre-registered school students in grades 3-8 will take place in the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering (ARMS on map). Free parking is available at Northwestern parking garage (PGNW on map).
Purdue is located approximately 70 miles northwest of Indianapolis, IN and about 135 miles southeast of Chicago, IL.
For driving directions Click Here (maps.google.com)
Area of Campus Purdue Space Day will be using:
Click here for a printable version of the campus map.
Northwestern Avenue Parking Garage Directions
Parking is free in the Northwestern Avenue Parking Garage on weekends.
Driving directions are provided below. You also can use the following address for online mapping services:
460 Northwestern Ave.
West Lafayette, Indiana
From Chicago, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and South Bend: Exit I-65 at Exit 172 and proceed west (toward Lafayette) on State Road 26 (South Street). Proceed four miles to West Lafayette. (Be sure to follow the SR 26 signs carefully. At the intersection with Main Street, SR 26 will jog one block north and become Columbia Street.) When you cross the Wabash River you are in West Lafayette and are now on State Street. Proceed to the fourth traffic light and turn right on Grant Street. At the next light turn left on US 231 (Northwestern Avenue). Proceed to entrance on the right. You may park in A or C spaces only on Saturdays.
From Champaign, Crawfordsville, St. Louis, and Terre Haute: Exit I-70 (exit 41) or I-74 (exit 34) on U.S. 231 North. When you cross the Wabash River, you are in West Lafayette. At the third light, turn left on State Road 26 (State Street). At the second traffic light, turn right on Grant Street. At the next light turn left on US 231 (Northwestern Avenue). Entrances to the Northwestern Parking Garage are on the right. You may park in A or C spaces only on Saturdays.
Exit the Northwestern Parking Garage on Grant street and turn right. At the next light turn left. Follow signs for US 231. Turn left on the second street, Wiggins Street. Move to the right lane and follow a ramp down to River Road. Turn right and proceed to the 2nd light (State Street).
Do either of the following:
To Chicago, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and South Bend: Turn left onto State Road 26 (State Street) and proceed 4 miles through Lafayette to I-65.
To Champaign, Crawfordsville, St. Louis, and Terre Haute: Go straight on U.S. 231 (River Road). Proceed on to I-74 (Crawfordsville) or I-70 (Cloverdale).