Have you wanted your group to experience the educational and engaging opportunities at Ball State? Did you know that many of these field trip locations are right next to each other, and you can visit multiple venues in one day? Learn more by exploring below.

David Owsley Museum of Art

Visit one of Indiana’s largest university museums and enjoy more than 11,000 original works of art from around the world and across centuries.

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Tour the Museum

Schedule a tour of the David Owsley Museum of Art designed to fit your group's specific needs and interests.

Browse Our Collection

The museum houses more than 11,000 works of art from six continents representing 5,000 years of civilization.

Charles W. Brown Planetarium

Experience the night sky in the largest planetarium in Indiana. Travel through Saturn’s rings, land on Mars, explore black holes, and more!

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Attend a Free Public Show

View upcoming shows and plan your visit to Indiana’s most technologically advanced digital theater.

Schedule a Field Trip

We welcome groups of all kinds to join us for educational planetarium programs and field trips.

Christy Woods

Explore 17 acres of mature deciduous forest and tallgrass prairie communities through year-round seasonal changes.

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Find Tour Options

Guided tours are available for community and school groups of 10 people or more and must be scheduled in advance.

Collecting Policy

Review our policy on the collecting of plants and animals. Christy Woods is a unique area and is used solely for educational purposes.

Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

Enjoy the largest university orchid collection in North America and over 2,500 tropical plants, including bananas and coffee.

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Schedule a Tour

These group tours are free but need to be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance.

Volunteer With Us

Volunteers assist the curator in caring for the collection, including weeding, repotting, and pest management.

Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass

Experience art being made and view work from our glass teaching collection at this premier facility for contemporary glass arts.

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Visit the Glick Center

K-12 teachers can arrange for educational experiences about the glass arts for their students in the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass.

Learn About Marilyn

The Glick Center for Glass stands as a state-of-the-art facility for young artists—and a working memorial to Marilyn Glick’s passion for her beloved artwork.

College of Fine Arts

See hundreds of top-ranked faculty and student performances and exhibitions from the School of Music, School of Art, and Department of Theatre and Dance.

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School of Art Events

Check out all of the upcoming exhibitions, performances, and speaker presentations provided by the School of Art.

The Griner Art Gallery

Visit the Griner Art Gallery which focuses on contemporary themes, diverse media, and student exposure.

Theatre and Dance Events

Browse upcoming performance and activity opportunities provided by the Department of Theatre and Dance.

School of Music Events

Find information about the School of Music's summer camps, competitions, festivals, workshops, and more.

Emens Auditorium and Pruis Hall

Be inspired by an array of guest artists, productions, and celebrities who bring world-class live performances and entertainment to East Central Indiana.

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Browse Upcoming Events

See the variety of performing arts entertainment coming to Emens Auditorium.

Purchase Tickets

Purchase tickets to performances at Emens Auditorium and Pruis Hall. Find package options, group sales info, a seating chart, and more.

Athletics

Cheer on your Ball State Cardinals! Low-cost tickets are available for football, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball. Tickets are free for all other home sporting events, including men’s volleyball, swimming and diving, gymnastics, baseball, and more.

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Schedule a Field Trip

The Ball State Cardinals invite you to visit one of the largest arenas in the Mid-American Conference.

Request Ticket Information

Find information about our free admittance offerings and group sales for other events.

Campus Tour

Listen to an information session presented by an admission’s representative and explore campus on a student-guided campus tour.

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Schedule a Tour

We invite groups of up to 50 guests to schedule a campus visit. Contact our Admissions team to get started.

Audio-Guided Visits

Browse our campus while listening to an audio recording of a current student leading the way. Each tour lasts about 30 minutes.