Saturday, December 2, 2023
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.
Over the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet, or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
5 p.m.
Silver deer statues, garland, and lights decorate the top of an antique piano.Each year, the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center hosts a Holiday Open House as a part of Minnetrista’s Enchanted Luminaria Walk. During this 2-day event, you can tour our beautifully decorated Ball family home, listen to musicians, and see local artisans. The first floor features floral arrangements donated by local florists. Many of the trees and rooms are decorated by members of the community. This is just one event that the Center hosts to preserve the Ball family history and to recognize their contributions to the community. No Charge—Reservations NOT Required
5 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday season with a diverse array of seasonal activities throughout Ball State University’s campus and Minnetrista as they host their annual Holiday Arts & Culture Night and Enchanted Luminaria Walk on Saturday, December 2.
6 p.m.
ornaments hung in Rinard Orchid GreenhouseVisit the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, Nature Lab, and Christy Woods for our annual evening holiday program
6:30 p.m.
Over the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet, or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.