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Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

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University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
765-285-8839 http://bit.ly/2l0PTfY

Completed in 2014, The Wheeler-Thanhauser Collection and Species Bank of orchids is housed within The Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse. Its purpose is:

  • To conserve rare and endangered species of orchids
  • To disseminate them for conservation
  • To use the collection for research and education

The greenhouse is open to the public Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for self-guided tours, or by appointment.

Located in Christy Woods, the greenhouse is on the southwest end of the Ball State University campus.

 

Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

May 2020

“All About Succulents” at Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

May 16
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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"All About Succulents" at the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse on Ball State University Campus. With over 2,000 orchids, Ball State Univ. has the largest collegiate orchid collection in USA. This large and diverse species orchid collection is housed in the Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, at Ball State University. Focus: Orchid education, conservation and research, displayed in a naturalistic setting. Free and open to the public. 2 sessions: 11am and 1pm Limited to 15 per session

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June 2020

“Flowers, Ferns and Dinosaurs, oh my!” at Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

June 13
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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"Flowers, Fern and Dinosaurs, oh my!" at the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse on Ball State University Campus. With over 2,000 orchids, Ball State Univ. has the largest collegiate orchid collection in USA. This large and diverse species orchid collection is housed in the Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, at Ball State University. Focus: Orchid education, conservation and research, displayed in a naturalistic setting. Free and open to the public.

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July 2020

“Mid Summer Night’s Dream” at the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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"Mid Summer Night's Dream" with the Muncie Ballet at the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse on Ball State University Campus. With over 2,000 orchids, Ball State Univ. has the largest collegiate orchid collection in USA. This large and diverse species orchid collection is housed in the Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, at Ball State University. Focus: Orchid education, conservation and research, displayed in a naturalistic setting. Free and open to the public.

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