Upcoming Events
6:30 p.m.
Eclipse: The Sun RevealedThere will be a total solar eclipse visible from Muncie on April 8, 2024, and a partial solar eclipse visible from Muncie on October 14, 2023. A total solar eclipse is such a spectacular event, it is never too early to start planning for one. Come learn how solar and lunar eclipses happen, and about scientific discoveries that have been supported by total solar eclipses. This show also uses beautiful visuals to explore the historical and cultural view of eclipses, and explains how to safely see these awe-inspiring sights. Most suitable for ages 9+, all ages are welcome.
3:30 p.m.
One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure"One World, One Sky" is a brilliant program that follows 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, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected.Best suited for families and groups with pre-K through 1st grade learners, all ages are welcome.
5 p.m.
"Sky Skills" posterStart or expand your journey as a star gazer during this live presentation. Learn how the sky changes with the seasons. Use sky charts to find your way around the night sky and discover fascinating objects along the way.Suitable for all ages 8+, all ages are welcome.
6:30 p.m.
We Are StarsNarrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment. Most suitable for ages 8+, all ages are welcome.
10 a.m.
honeybees on frame of hiveBuzz over to the BSU Nature Lab, Christy Woods, and the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse to learn all about our pollinators and their relationships with flowers
10 a.m.
Environmental Educator Erica Oliver, dressed as Ms. Frizzle, in front of the honeybee hiveBuckle your seatbelts and strap in for a Ms. Frizzle-inspired adventure (candy included) from 10-3pm
10 a.m.
blooming vanilla flowerJoin BSU culinary students and Rinard Orchid Greenhouse staff to learn all about our favorite foods and the tropical plants they come from.
6 p.m.
ornaments hung in Rinard Orchid GreenhouseVisit the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, Nature Lab, and Christy Woods for our annual evening holiday program