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October 2021

Open Space: Art About the Land

October 1 - November 7
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Celebrate the significance of the land in an art competition and exhibition, Open Space: Art About the Land. Open Space, an annual art competition and exhibition, has encouraged Indiana artists to derive creative inspiration from the land and recognizes new artistic creations that celebrate the notion of “open space” as it relates to the land. This year's juror is Betsy Stirratt, the Founding Director of the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University Bloomington where she has curated exhibitions and…

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“One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure” Planetarium Show

October 1 - October 30
Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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FREE

Follow Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. Families with children in preschool through second grade will especially enjoy this program but kids of all ages are welcome. Sat. Aug. 28 - 3:30pm Sat. Sept. 4 - 3:30pm…

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“Halloween: Celestial Origins” Planetarium Show

October 1 - October 30
Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening. Fri. Oct. 1 - 6:30pm Sat. Oct. 2 - 5pm and 6:30pm Fri. Oct. 15 - 6:30pm Sat. Oct. 16 - 5pm…

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Halloween in the Greenhouse with Ms. Frizzle

October 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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November 2021

“Destination Mars” Planetarium Show

November 6 - November 27
Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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FREE

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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“Earth, Moon, & Sun” Planetarium Show

November 6 - December 18
Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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FREE

Join us as we explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, our amusing character “scientist.” Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy, why the Sun appears to rise and set, and much more. Families with children in grades three through five will especially enjoy this look at the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the science behind the myths explored. Sat. Nov. 6 - 3:30pm Sat. Nov. 20…

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Tropical Edibles at Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

November 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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December 2021

“The Christmas Star” Planetarium Show

December 3 - December 18
Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Over the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed. Fri. Dec. 3 - 6:30pm Sat. Dec. 4 - 5pm and 6:30pm Fri. Dec. 10 - 6:30pm Sat. Dec. 11 - 5pm and 6:30pm Fri.…

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Holiday in Bloom at Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Glass Workshop: Fused Glass Ornaments

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $55; member discounts apply Registration deadline: December 1 Come be part of Minnetrista’s glass heritage and create your very own glass holiday ornaments. Learn about the fusing process! All tools, supplies, and safety gear will be provided.

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