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May 2022

The Robot Zoo

May 1 - September 4
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

The Robot Zoo reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Come explore the biomechanics of animal robots to discover how real animals work. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and a fly walks on the ceiling. Learn and play at this one-of-a-kind exhibit!

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TreeHouses – Look Who’s Living in the Trees

May 28 - September 11
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Hang out in the trees in this hands-on exhibit. Step foot into an indoor treehouse, experiment with the technology that builds treehouses, and conduct forest research high in the treetops. TreeHouses offers creative ways to explore the important roles that trees play in providing homes for all sorts of wild things (including people!). This popular exhibit engages forest explorers of all ages in the ecology of sustainable harvesting and indoor nature exploration. TreeHouses was produced by the Environmental Exhibit Collaborative with…

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Shape ‘Scape

May 28 - September 11
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Design.Build.Play Bring your designs to life! Shape ‘Scape encourages teamwork, imagination, and play, enforcing the idea of our impact on the built world around us. Visitors will become architects with the opportunity to create the Minnetrista of the future! Design teams will follow their idea from beginning to end, designing and redesigning Minnetrista for the next generation in new and unique ways. Featuring the Imagination Playground, innovate through creative play and shape your own world!

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June 2022

“The Moon For Kids!” Planetarium Show

June 3 @ 3:30 pm
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One event on June 10, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Through this mix of engaging, live presentation and short planetarium videos, learn about the Moon and its features like the Maria, craters, and the Moon’s lack of atmosphere. Learn about the Moon’s apparent motion throughout the day, including rise and set locations, and how this compares to its motion throughout the month. Observe how the Moon’s appearance changes over time as well, by exploring the Moon’s phases. Showtimes subject to change due to nearby construction.

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“Planet 9” Planetarium Show

June 3 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on June 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Astronomers have found many planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy. But have they found new planets within our own Solar System recently? Astronomers continue to scan the sky for a hypothetical ninth planet beyond Neptune. Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover dwarf worlds whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Could there be another planet beyond these distant objects? Join us on the hunt!  Showtimes subject to change due…

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Nature Play Days

June 4 - June 12
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

June 4–12 Free community days Come have fun at Nature Play Days and explore all that nature has to offer at Minnetrista! Experience a variety of family-friendly activities, including outdoor games, planting herbs, and so much more. Bring your family and friends and enjoy some time outside! Take a look at the calendar of events, and be sure not to miss the exciting opportunities for the whole family.

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Glass Artists Camp

June 6 - June 10
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

June 6–10; 9 a.m.–2 p.m. M,T,Th,F & 9 a.m.–Noon W Cost: $250; member discounts apply Registration deadline: June 2 It’s a blast with glass! Each day is packed with exciting projects, including using fundamental tools to design glass art. From torch to grinding, campers will try it all!  For young artists 12–14 years old. Campers will need to bring their own lunch every day.

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“The Moon For Kids!” Planetarium Show

June 10 @ 3:30 pm
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One event on June 10, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
+ Google Map

Through this mix of engaging, live presentation and short planetarium videos, learn about the Moon and its features like the Maria, craters, and the Moon’s lack of atmosphere. Learn about the Moon’s apparent motion throughout the day, including rise and set locations, and how this compares to its motion throughout the month. Observe how the Moon’s appearance changes over time as well, by exploring the Moon’s phases. Showtimes subject to change due to nearby construction.

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“Planet 9” Planetarium Show

June 10 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on June 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
+ Google Map

Astronomers have found many planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy. But have they found new planets within our own Solar System recently? Astronomers continue to scan the sky for a hypothetical ninth planet beyond Neptune. Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover dwarf worlds whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Could there be another planet beyond these distant objects? Join us on the hunt!  Showtimes subject to change due…

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DWNTWN Game Night

June 18 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Downtown Muncie Muncie, IN 47305 United States + Google Map

SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2022 5-10 PM • CANAN COMMONS Bring the family down for an evening of fun and live entertainment at Canan Commons. A variety of lawn games will be available for group play throughout the evening such as: Yardzee Giant Jenga Cornhole Croquet KUBB Viking Clash Giant Parachute Play Spoon and Egg Races Rock, Paper, Scissors elimination rounds Inflatable bouncy ball races for all ages All games will be first come first serve, but will turn over to…

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Culinary Skills Camp – SOLD OUT

June 27 - July 1
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

June 27–July 1; 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Cost: $225; member discounts apply Registration deadline: June 23 Grab your aprons budding chefs, the kitchen awaits in an upper-level summer camp at which campers will dish out fun, new recipes, learn how to master appliances and discover better techniques to expand their culinary palates. For young chefs 12–14 years old. Lunch provided.

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July 2022

Junior Chefs Camp – SOLD OUT

July 11 - July 15
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

July 11–15; 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Cost: $225; member discounts apply Registration deadline: July 7 Campers will learn how to pick and create kid-friendly recipes, experiment with authentic kitchen appliances, and expand their culinary palates in this exciting summer camp. For young chefs 9–11 years old. Lunch provided.

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