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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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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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Exotic Pet Expo

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Delaware County Exposition Center/Fairgrounds, 1210 N. Wheeling Ave.
Muncie, IN United States
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For more information visit: https://delawarecountyfair.net/events/ or call 765-288-1854 Memorial Building

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June 2022

Flower Hour

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Muncie Muncie, IN 47305 United States + Google Map

Explore DWNTWN during Brink of Summer ArtsWalk and collect flowers from 10 different locations to create a beautiful, custom bouquet. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at downtownmuncie.org/flowerhour soon, from a participating sponsor, or a Downtown Development board or staff member. Money raised through this event will support DWNTWN event programming and development opportunities. This event is presented by Normandy Flower Shop, Foister's Flowers & Gifts, Dandelions Flowers & Gifts, and Millers Flowers.

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“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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“Summer Skies Live” Planetarium Show

June 3 @ 6:30 pm
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One event on June 10, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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People often peer into the darkness of the night sky and wonder, “what is out there?” Seemingly dark regions of space are actually filled with nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations with the help of a star chart, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space. Showtimes subject to change due to nearby construction.

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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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Habitat Hike for Young Explorers

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Red-tail Nature Preserve, 10441 S Co Td 461 E
Selma, 47383 United States
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Bring your young explorer to Red-tail Nature Preserve on Tues, June 7 at 10am for a guided hike great for young explorers. We’ll look for wildflowers, bugs, birds, and other prairie wildlife. Kids will get a free nature journal to record their observations, feelings, and drawings.* Families are encouraged to bring their own binoculars, magnifying glasses, or other observation tools. Red-tail Nature Preserve is a beautiful tallgrass prairie located near Prairie Creek Reservoir. The 1/2 mile gravel loop trail is…

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Tea & Talk: Planting One Tree at a Time

June 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $16; member discounts apply Lead Horticulture Specialist, Austin Weiland, will share the Horticulture department's plan to plant trees on Minnetrista's campus. He will give insight on the origin of the trees, tree types, planting procedures, and how to keep a newly planted tree healthy. Enjoy tea and hors d'oeuvres while you learn about the process of tree planting. register

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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…

Find out more »

“Summer Skies Live” Planetarium Show

June 10 @ 6:30 pm
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One event on June 10, 2022 at 6:30 pm

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

People often peer into the darkness of the night sky and wonder, “what is out there?” Seemingly dark regions of space are actually filled with nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations with the help of a star chart, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space. Showtimes subject to change due to nearby construction.

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Cretaceous Crawl – Flowers, Ferns, and Dinosaurs, oh my!

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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When dinosaurs roamed the Earth, orchids were blooming. Join us to learn more about the ancient family of orchids and the giant creatures that roamed the Earth alongside them.

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Glass Explorers Camp

June 13 - June 17
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

June 13–17; 9 a.m.–2 p.m. M, T, TH, F & 9 a.m.–Noon W Cost: $250; member discounts apply Registration deadline: June 9 Explore the amazing art of glass through fun projects and activities. Campers will learn glass techniques and create their own masterpieces.  For young artists 9-11 years old. Campers will need to bring their own lunch every day.

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July 2022

“Destination Mars” Planetarium Show

July 1 @ 3:30 pm
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One event on July 15, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Ever wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will…

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“We Are Astronomers” Planetarium Show

July 1 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on July 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Narrated by David Tennant, we explore what exactly astronomers do in this new program. Today’s astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries. This program reveals the global collaboration, technology, and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe and features info on NASA’s recently-launched James Webb Space Telescope. Most suitable for ages 8+, all ages are welcome. Showtimes subject to change due to nearby construction.

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“Eclipse 2024: The Sun Revealed!” Planetarium Show

July 1 @ 6:30 pm
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One event on July 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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There will be a total eclipse of the Sun visible from Muncie, Indiana in just two years. A total solar eclipse is such a spectacular event, it is never too early to start planning for one. Come learn how solar and lunar eclipses happen, and about scientific discoveries that have been supported by total solar eclipses. This show also uses beautiful visuals to explore the historical and cultural view of eclipses. Most suitable for ages 10+, all ages are welcome.…

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“Destination Mars” Planetarium Show

July 15 @ 3:30 pm
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One event on July 15, 2022 at 3:30 pm

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

Ever wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly to and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will…

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“We Are Astronomers” Planetarium Show

July 15 @ 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm

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

Narrated by David Tennant, we explore what exactly astronomers do in this new program. Today’s astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries. This program reveals the global collaboration, technology, and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe and features info on NASA’s recently-launched James Webb Space Telescope. Most suitable for ages 8+, all ages are welcome. Showtimes subject to change due to nearby construction.

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