Ball State University has two greenhouses, both located within Christy WoodsThe Orchid Greenhouse  and the Teaching and Research Greenhouse are both available to visit and study.

Both greenhouses are open to the public for self-guided tours Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by contacting the field coordinator, Sharyl Grant.

The greenhouses are located in the southwest area of the Ball State campus. Pedestrian access is via University Avenue or Riverside Avenue and the parking lot next to Ball Gym. Please contact Parking Services at 285-1208 for information about parking on campus.


Volunteers are very important to Christy Woods.

The Field Station and Environmental Education Center invites interested Ball State students and community members to become a docent for the greenhouses.  Upon completing required training, our new docent program will allow a small number of select volunteers to greet visitors and assist with tours.

Please e-mail the Field Station if you would like to volunteer to become a docent.