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On June 16, the entire community is invited to experience Ball State University’s exceptional facilities and discover some of the available educational, recreational, and arts and cultural offerings.

  • Free admission.
  • Free parking.
  • Free shuttles.
  • Free MITS bus rides.

Details

Saturday, June 16
1-4 p.m.
Campus Quad (south of the Fine Arts Building)
Inclement weather location: Ball Gymnasium

Schedule

The day will begin at 1 p.m. with welcoming remarks from President Geoffrey S. Mearns and an explanation of the experiences available. Then you may choose from the following activities described below.

Outdoor Quad Activities

The Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s Instrument Petting Zoo gives children and adults a chance to have an up-close look at musical instruments and play them under the supervision of musicians.

Time

1-4 p.m.

Outdoor Pursuits offers the equipment and instruction required to get out and play in the outdoors of Indiana and beyond!

Time

1-4 p.m.

Kids of all ages will enjoy the fun and interactive games led by our Cardinals Kids Camp counselors.

Time

1-4 p.m.

Enjoy our ice cream social as you explore the activities, resources and events.

Time

1-4 p.m.

Tour the WIPB mobile production truck and record fun messages about Ball State and your local PBS station.

Free tickets are required for the following activities. Tickets will be available at the information area on the day of the event.

Since the grand opening in 1964, many world-renowned artists, individuals, musicians, and shows have graced the stage of Emens Auditorium.

Experience their view in the behind the scenes tour of this premiere community venue.

Time

1:30 p.m.

One of Indiana’s only concert hall organs, the Sursa Family Concert Pipe Organ is a 50-stop pipe organ with rich woodwork and a three-manual terraced console.

Get a close up look and hear the sounds.

Times

  • 1:30 p.m.
  • 2:15 p.m.
  • 3 p.m.

Experience the night sky as you have never seen it before. The planetarium is an immersive theater where state-of-the-art technology transforms the 52-foot dome into a simulation of the night sky as seen from Earth and from space

Times

  • 2 p.m.
  • 2:45 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m.

Experience a small tropical environment in the middle of Indiana!

With nearly 2,000 orchids, the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse contains the largest university-based orchid collection in the United States.

Try your hand at planting and watch it grow!

Times

  • 1:30 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m.

With approximately 1,000 works of art on display, the David Owsley Museum of Art offers a wide range of art to explore.

Find the art that ignites your imagination.

Times

1-4 p.m.

Experience the musical intimacy and first-rate acoustical design of Sursa Performance Hall.

Check out the beauty of the light sculpture in the lobby.

Times

1-4 p.m.

Since the grand opening in 1964, many world-renowned artists, individuals, musicians, and shows have graced the stage of Emens Auditorium.

Take a seat and enjoy the view.

Times

1-2 p.m.

At Indiana Public Radio, get a behind-the-scenes look inside the studios and meet the hosts of IPR programs.

In the WIPB studios, check out the largest green screen in the Midwest and meet the CAT in the HAT, star of the PBS Kids program "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!" You can also try out the cool “green screen experience” in the small studio.

Times

1-4 p.m.

Experience a small tropical environment in the middle of Indiana!

With nearly 2,000 orchids, the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse contains the largest university-based orchid collection in the United States.

Times

1-4 p.m.

Step into the IDIA Lab and discover a new experience in augmented and virtual reality.

Times

1-4 p.m.

This is your chance to experience the magic of green screen technology just like the pros you see on TV.

Times

1-4 p.m.

Worthen Arena is the home of the Cardinal men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams.

The venue seats 11,500 fans and you can step on the floor and shoot a basket in true Cardinal form.

Times

1-4 p.m.

Enjoy the beauty of this 17-acre property filled with mature trees, tall grass prairie, and other plants and animals.

Times

1-4 p.m.

Explore the books, DVDs, online resources, databases, and more available to community members.

Times

1-4 p.m.

Join a tour to learn more about campus resources and history.

Times

  • 1:30 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m.

Continuous loop through campus, stopping at the following destinations:

  • Quad
  • Greenhouse
  • Planetarium
  • Bracken Library (for Emens/Sursa)
  • College of Architecture and Planning
  • Worthen Arena
  • Letterman and Art and Journalism Building