Upcoming Events
1:30 p.m.
Middle-school students are invited to learn drawing techniques and create their own allegorical portrait in this free workshop.
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.
5 p.m.
Eclipse: The Sun RevealedThere will be a total eclipse of the Sun visible from Muncie, Indiana on April 8, 2024. 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.
6:30 p.m.
Solar SuperstormsA fury is building on the surface of the Sun… high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000km high, and rising loops of electrified gas are energized by what is going on underneath its surface. Will these “storms” affect Earth? Find the answer as we venture into the seething interior of our star to learn how they are formed. Solar Superstorms takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: Coronal Mass Ejections.
6:30 p.m.
Eclipse: The Sun RevealedThere will be a total eclipse of the Sun visible from Muncie, Indiana on April 8, 2024. 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.
3:30 p.m.
Kitz the Cats show poster with hip, CGI cat astronautsDevelop an understanding of the danger of space junk and humanity’s moon exploration while following adventurous cat astronauts! The Earth in the far future, where humanity no longer exists. Cats that survived in the debris left behind by humanity have evolved into intelligent beings. Three cats – Kitz, Tutti, and Pepe – are working as cleaners at NYASA and today’s mission is to clean up space junk. But these unpredictable street cats skip some of their work and fly to the Moon!
5 p.m.
Kitz the Cats show poster with hip, CGI cat astronautsDevelop an understanding of the danger of space junk and humanity’s moon exploration while following adventurous cat astronauts! The Earth in the far future, where humanity no longer exists. Cats that survived in the debris left behind by humanity have evolved into intelligent beings. Three cats – Kitz, Tutti, and Pepe – are working as cleaners at NYASA and today’s mission is to clean up space junk. But these unpredictable street cats skip some of their work and fly to the Moon!
6:30 p.m.
Eclipse: The Sun RevealedThere will be a total eclipse of the Sun visible from Muncie, Indiana on April 8, 2024. 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.
6:30 p.m.
Eclipse: The Sun RevealedThere will be a total eclipse of the Sun visible from Muncie, Indiana on April 8, 2024. 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.
1:30 p.m.
Join creative writing students in exploring DOMA in this free workshop.
3:30 p.m.
Kitz the Cats show poster with hip, CGI cat astronautsDevelop an understanding of the danger of space junk and humanity’s moon exploration while following adventurous cat astronauts! The Earth in the far future, where humanity no longer exists. Cats that survived in the debris left behind by humanity have evolved into intelligent beings. Three cats – Kitz, Tutti, and Pepe – are working as cleaners at NYASA and today’s mission is to clean up space junk. But these unpredictable street cats skip some of their work and fly to the Moon!
5 p.m.
Kitz the Cats show poster with hip, CGI cat astronautsDevelop an understanding of the danger of space junk and humanity’s moon exploration while following adventurous cat astronauts! The Earth in the far future, where humanity no longer exists. Cats that survived in the debris left behind by humanity have evolved into intelligent beings. Three cats – Kitz, Tutti, and Pepe – are working as cleaners at NYASA and today’s mission is to clean up space junk. But these unpredictable street cats skip some of their work and fly to the Moon!
6:30 p.m.
Eclipse: The Sun RevealedThere will be a total eclipse of the Sun visible from Muncie, Indiana on April 8, 2024. 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.
5:30 p.m.
Poster that says TOTALITY over a starry sky and star projector in a planetariumDuring this special live program by Planetarium Director Ms. Dayna Thompson, you will learn about the science of solar eclipses, tips and tricks to seeing an eclipse, how to view totality, and more.
6:30 p.m.
Poster that says TOTALITY over a starry sky and star projector in a planetariumDuring this special live program by Planetarium Director Ms. Dayna Thompson, you will learn about the science of solar eclipses, tips and tricks to seeing an eclipse, how to view totality, and more.
2:30 p.m.
Poster that says Eclipse Planetarium ProgramsCome learn about solar eclipses during special workshops, lectures, planetarium programs, and more as we continue to get ready for April’s total solar eclipse. Planetarium shows are at 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm. Show titles and information are in the link above.
5:30 p.m.
Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system and learn to distinguish between myths and science. Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy and why the Sun rises and sets. Best suited for families and groups with kids ages 8+, all ages are welcome.
6:30 p.m.
Eclipse: The Sun RevealedThere will be a total eclipse of the Sun visible from Muncie, Indiana on April 8, 2024. 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.
1:30 p.m.
Families and kids of all ages are invited to experience art through activities, games, and tours.
2:30 p.m.
Poster that says Eclipse Planetarium ProgramsCome learn about solar eclipses during special workshops, lectures, planetarium programs, and more as we continue to get ready for April’s total solar eclipse. Planetarium shows are at 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm. Show titles and information are in the link above.
2:30 p.m.
Poster that says Eclipse Planetarium ProgramsEnjoy a series of planetarium programs and more as we continue to get ready for April’s total solar eclipse. Shows are at 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm. Show titles and information are in the link above.
6:30 p.m.
Narrated 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.
3:30 p.m.
Travel with Jack and Annie, stars of the Magic Tree House® best-selling children’s book series, as they search for answers to a mysterious riddle they discover in a written note signed “–M.” Peek into the treehouse and follow Jack and Annie on an exciting adventure as they meet a helpful astronomer and an astronaut. As they travel to an observatory and beyond into space, Jack and Annie nearly get … well, we don’t want to give the surprise away!
5 p.m.
How do STEM workers, including NASA professionals, cope with stress? Meditation is a powerful tool for maintaining psychological health and resilience. Since the planetarium offers a dark and quiet space for relaxation, it is the perfect place for meditation. Enjoy a free guided meditation experience from Ball State University. View an amazing sunset as you travel from the Grand Canyon to the North Pole. Then relax under a night sky filled with stars and glimpses of the Northern Lights.
6:30 p.m.
Narrated 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.
12 a.m.
performers dance onstage in whimsical outfits in front of a background of colorful parasols7:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
6:30 p.m.
Narrated 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.
3:30 p.m.
Travel with Jack and Annie, stars of the Magic Tree House® best-selling children’s book series, as they search for answers to a mysterious riddle they discover in a written note signed “–M.” Peek into the treehouse and follow Jack and Annie on an exciting adventure as they meet a helpful astronomer and an astronaut. As they travel to an observatory and beyond into space, Jack and Annie nearly get … well, we don’t want to give the surprise away!
5 p.m.
How do STEM workers, including NASA professionals, cope with stress? Meditation is a powerful tool for maintaining psychological health and resilience. Since the planetarium offers a dark and quiet space for relaxation, it is the perfect place for meditation. Enjoy a free guided meditation experience from Ball State University. View an amazing sunset as you travel from the Grand Canyon to the North Pole. Then relax under a night sky filled with stars and glimpses of the Northern Lights.
6:30 p.m.
Narrated 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.
1 p.m.
Visit DOMA to enjoy the Art in Bloom floral arrangements as well as tours, demos, and activities - with no admission fee and extended museum hours!
1 p.m.
Visit DOMA to enjoy the Art in Bloom floral arrangements as well as tours, demos, and activities - with no admission fee and extended museum hours!