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Minnetrista Minnetrista is a gathering place inspired by the Ball family legacy that connects people and encourages involvement, making our community a better place.

Minnetrista is a gathering place inspired by the Ball family legacy that connects people and encourages involvement, making our community a better place to live. Minnetrista's forty-acre campus includes beautiful gardens, a modern museum facility, a historic home, Nature Area, numerous sculptures, and a portion of the White River Greenway.

Our Oakhurst Experience hours for the Oakhurst Home, Oakhurst Gardens, and Betty's Cabin. We hope you will visit soon!
05/14/2019

Our Oakhurst Experience hours for the Oakhurst Home, Oakhurst Gardens, and Betty's Cabin. We hope you will visit soon!

Our outdoor Farmers Market season is now in full swing! Join us and our amazing vendors every Saturday from 8 a.m.-Noon....
05/10/2019
Farmers Market at Minnetrista - Minnetrista

Our outdoor Farmers Market season is now in full swing! Join us and our amazing vendors every Saturday from 8 a.m.-Noon. We are still accepting vendors for the season, contact our Farmers Market Coordinator to sign up!

Minnetrista Farmers Market Outdoor Farmers Market Outdoor Farmers Market, May through October in the Orchard Shop parking lot and patio from 8:00 a.m. – Noon. Begins May 4; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. – the opening day time is in conjunction with our Garden Fair, regular season hours are included above. Snap,...

Minnetrista's Horticulture Team will be partnering in Saturday's event. Join us from 1-3 p.m. for a plan swap, flower bo...
05/10/2019

Minnetrista's Horticulture Team will be partnering in Saturday's event. Join us from 1-3 p.m. for a plan swap, flower box planting, and more! We are hoping for some good weather!

Only a short time left for you to check out our Wicked Plants: The Exhibit! This exhibit closes May 19 - stop by and see...
05/09/2019

Only a short time left for you to check out our Wicked Plants: The Exhibit! This exhibit closes May 19 - stop by and see us to learn some creepy info about plants all around us.

All of our Faeries, Sprites, and Lights events are now on our website. You can sign your child up for our fun workshops,...
05/07/2019
Faeries, Sprites, & Lights - Minnetrista

All of our Faeries, Sprites, and Lights events are now on our website. You can sign your child up for our fun workshops, tea, spa, and a our new Faerie Ambassador program! Check everything out now!

July 25–27; 5–9 p.m. Cost: $8; $7 members; $6 presale through July 18 Kids 2 and under FREE Imagine and play in a magical faerie wonderland! Enter Minnetrista’s enchanted Oakhurst Gardens and experience crafts, music, dancing, and much more. Enjoy an event for the whole family.  

We still have open spaces for our awesome Summer Camps! Register now to secure your child's spot in one of our four grea...
05/06/2019
Minnetrista » Camp Minnetrista

We still have open spaces for our awesome Summer Camps! Register now to secure your child's spot in one of our four great camps!

Minnetrista is home to a diverse and rich community of native Indiana plant and animal species. In this section you can discover more about our habitats, wildlife, and engaging nature experiences for children and adults.

We are so excited for our annual Garden Fair tomorrow! It is also opening day of our Outdoor Farmers Market season! For ...
05/03/2019
Garden Fair at Minnetrista (2019-05-04)

We are so excited for our annual Garden Fair tomorrow! It is also opening day of our Outdoor Farmers Market season! For our visitors, parking is available on the asphalt at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, our main parking lot, and gravel lot across from the Orchard Shop. We can't wait to see everyone there! A reminder that our Farmers Market vendors will be there for extended hours of 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.!

Explore beautiful plants, landscaping tools, and crafts that will strengthen your summer gardening projects! Meet vendors, get tips from horticulture experts, and spend time with friends and family at this one-day event. The Farmers Market will also be open for business throughout the entire event.

Gorgeous blooms! What are some of your favorite flowers? #minnetrista #local #gardens
05/01/2019

Gorgeous blooms! What are some of your favorite flowers? #minnetrista #local #gardens

04/30/2019

We are so excited for our annual Garden Fair and the start of our Outdoor Farmers Market season this Saturday, May 4. Will you be joining us?

Minnetrista Is Your Year-Round Gathering Place! — Muncie Journal
04/29/2019
Minnetrista Is Your Year-Round Gathering Place! — Muncie Journal

Minnetrista Is Your Year-Round Gathering Place! — Muncie Journal

The home of the Ball jar and the Ball family legacy, Minnetrista connects people, encourages engagement, and improves the quality of life of our community. Our forty acre campus is brimming with exciting adventures and as new seasons bring new possibilities, there is always something to discover at....

Don't forget about our Horticulture Volunteer Day tomorrow form 9 a.m.-Noon. Work alongside our amazing Horticulture Tea...
04/26/2019
Horticulture Volunteer Day (2019-04-27)

Don't forget about our Horticulture Volunteer Day tomorrow form 9 a.m.-Noon. Work alongside our amazing Horticulture Team as we prepare for Garden Fair next weekend.

Join the Minnetrista Horticulture team for a special volunteer day to help maintain and further our lively gardens! Volunteers will help prepare for Garden Fair (May 4th). We will also be planting Pop-up Gardens, which will be delivered in mid-May to people who sign-up from the Whitely Community and

We have a few summer internship opportunities still available! Minnetrista offers internships in varying departments and...
04/26/2019
Minnetrista » Internships

We have a few summer internship opportunities still available! Minnetrista offers internships in varying departments and fields, while providing hands-on experience and knowledge. Apply today!

Being an intern at Minnetrista can be the first step in the development of your career.

Our very own, Jessica Jenkins doing a little Hot Pepper History with the Indiana Historical Society Society sharing some...
04/25/2019

Our very own, Jessica Jenkins doing a little Hot Pepper History with the Indiana Historical Society Society sharing some information about our beloved Ball Brothers and trying not to cry! #history #indianahistory #ballbrothers #bsu #minnetrista #hotpepper https://buff.ly/2UXhe6A

Join us tomorrow evening for our Take Flight! Wildlife Education. Join presenter Mark Booth as he orchestrates a live ra...
04/24/2019
Take Flight! Wildlife Education with Mark Booth (2019-04-25)

Join us tomorrow evening for our Take Flight! Wildlife Education. Join presenter Mark Booth as he orchestrates a live raptor presentation Mark Booth Presented by the Robert Cooper Audubon Society and the BSU student chapter of the Wildlife Society, Minnetrista is proud to host Take Flight!

Take Flight! Wildlife Education provides traveling educational programs about wildlife and ecology. Through the use of live animals, natural artifacts, and theatrical techniques, Take Flight! brings the importance of understanding the natural world to life. Presented by the Robert Cooper Audubon Soc

Stop by the Backyard Garden to see our newest addition - the Mud Kitchen! More fun items will be added May 1! #minnetris...
04/24/2019

Stop by the Backyard Garden to see our newest addition - the Mud Kitchen! More fun items will be added May 1! #minnetrista #local #familyfun #backyardgarden @ Minnetrista

This is the final weekend for our 29th annual Juried Arts Show!
04/23/2019
Twenty-Ninth Minnetrista Annual Juried Art Show & Sale (2019-02-23)

This is the final weekend for our 29th annual Juried Arts Show!

Friends, families, and fellow artists alike are invited to experience the beautiful and awe-inspiring artwork of professional and avocational artists throughout Indiana in the Twenty-Ninth Minnetrista Annual Juried Art Show & Sale. Venture into a world of art, discover your own inner artist, and

We are still looking for vendors for this season's Farmers Market. To become a vendor fill out the application and send ...
04/22/2019
Farmers Market at Minnetrista - Minnetrista

We are still looking for vendors for this season's Farmers Market. To become a vendor fill out the application and send it to our Market Coordinator, all of the information you need is on our website.

Minnetrista Farmers Market Indoor Farmers Market Indoor Farmers Market, every third Saturday, November through April in the main building at Minnetrista from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. SNAP is accepted at participating vendors.   Outdoor Farmers Market Outdoor Farmers Market, May through October in the Or...

We are looking for volunteers to assist and participate in this year's annual Garden Fair! If you would like to voluntee...
04/22/2019
Garden Fair at Minnetrista (2019-05-04)

We are looking for volunteers to assist and participate in this year's annual Garden Fair! If you would like to volunteer, please contact [email protected].

Explore beautiful plants, landscaping tools, and crafts that will strengthen your summer gardening projects! Meet vendors, get tips from horticulture experts, and spend time with friends and family at this one-day event. The Farmers Market will also be open for business throughout the entire event.

Have you seen our spring flowering bulbs, perennials and annuals? From the beautiful Pansies, Mini Daffodils and Winter ...
04/19/2019

Have you seen our spring flowering bulbs, perennials and annuals? From the beautiful Pansies, Mini Daffodils and Winter Sunshine Lenten Roses to Scilla and the Mini Irises. #minnetrista #gardens #local #horticulture #plantlife #springblooms @ Minnetrista

We will be closed on Sunday, April 21 for Easter. You may still walk around Minnetrista's campus but the main building a...
04/19/2019
CLOSED for Easter (2019-04-21)

We will be closed on Sunday, April 21 for Easter. You may still walk around Minnetrista's campus but the main building and gardens will be closed.

Calendar Add to Calendar Add to Timely Calendar Add to Google Add to Outlook Add to Apple Calendar Add to other calendar Export to XML When: April 21, 2019 all-day 2019-04-21T00:00:00-04:00 2019-04-22T00:00:00-04:00 Annual Events

Come by tomorrow evening for our Minnetrista After Hours: Whiskeyed Plants. Enjoy delicious bourbon and come face to fac...
04/18/2019
After Hours at Minnetrista: Whiskeyed Plants (2019-04-19)

Come by tomorrow evening for our Minnetrista After Hours: Whiskeyed Plants. Enjoy delicious bourbon and come face to face with some of the world's most dangerous plants. We'll see you at 6 p.m.!

Presented in conjunction with Wicked Plants: The Exhibit, Whiskeyed Plants brings you face to face with some of the most dangerous plants while sipping on delicious bourbon. Come together with friends to enjoy hand-crafted cocktails and solve a mystery in the process. Wicket Plants: The Exhibit lead

Colors are starting to pop up all over Minnetrista’s campus, what are some of your favorite blooms?
04/18/2019

Colors are starting to pop up all over Minnetrista’s campus, what are some of your favorite blooms?

Ball State University School of Art
04/18/2019

Ball State University School of Art

It’s that time of year again! Please join the Ball State Glass Guild on April 20 at Minnetrista for their 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Sale!

#ballstateart #ballstateglass Ball State University Glass - School of Art

Will you be joining us on May 4 for our Garden Fair and season opening of the Outdoor Farmers Market? We are hoping for ...
04/16/2019
Garden Fair at Minnetrista (2019-05-04)

Will you be joining us on May 4 for our Garden Fair and season opening of the Outdoor Farmers Market? We are hoping for beautiful weather and smiling faces!

Explore beautiful plants, landscaping tools, and crafts that will strengthen your summer gardening projects! Meet vendors, get tips from horticulture experts, and spend time with friends and family at this one-day event. The Farmers Market will also be open for business throughout the entire event.

The Oakhurst Experience opens today! Join us for the Grand Opening from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Oakhurst home and get your...
04/13/2019
Oakhurst Experience - Minnetrista

The Oakhurst Experience opens today! Join us for the Grand Opening from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Oakhurst home and get your first-look at this awesome, new exhibit. Members may come straight to the house, all other attendees, please check-in at the main building.

A reimagined experience of the Oakhurst Home tells the story of the George and Frances Ball family through the eyes of their daughter, Elisabeth, “Betty”. With an emphasis on literacy, canning, gardens, and family, visitors will explore the historical Ball family home full of interactive experie...

04/12/2019

Another prom weekend is upon us! Minnetrista will be open until 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13 for photos, please remember to stay on the paths in the gardens, no props, glitter, etc. as it is damaging to our plant life. And don't forget to tag us in your photos! #prom2019 #indianaproms

04/12/2019

The Oakhurst Experience Grand Opening is tomorrow from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and we are so excited for you to see everything we have in store! This exciting, interactive exhibit will have something for everyone to enjoy! Members can come straight to the Oakhurst home and all other attendees can check in at the main building. https://minnetrista.net/home/things-to-do/exhibits/the-oakhurst-experience/

Our annual Garden Fair is just around the corner! Join us on May 4 for beautiful plants, flowers, and wonderful goods. T...
04/12/2019
Garden Fair at Minnetrista (2019-05-04)

Our annual Garden Fair is just around the corner! Join us on May 4 for beautiful plants, flowers, and wonderful goods. This is also the first day of our Outdoor Farmers Market of the season, we are so excited for our weekly market. And don't forget to stop by the Master Gardeners of Delaware County’s Annual Plant Sale! May 4; 8 a.m. – Noon at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.

Explore beautiful plants, landscaping tools, and crafts that will strengthen your summer gardening projects! Meet vendors, get tips from horticulture experts, and spend time with friends and family at this one-day event. The Farmers Market will also be open for business throughout the entire event.

One of our favorite Signature Events is just around the corner, Faeries, Sprites, & Lights! You can now register for the...
04/11/2019
Faeries, Sprites, & Lights - Minnetrista

One of our favorite Signature Events is just around the corner, Faeries, Sprites, & Lights! You can now register for the upcoming FSL events including the Faerie Tea, Faerie Spa, and our presale event tickets!

July 25–27; 5–9 p.m. Cost: $8; $7 members; $6 presale through July 18 Kids 2 and under FREE Imagine and play in a magical faerie wonderland! Enter Minnetrista’s enchanted Oakhurst Gardens and experience crafts, music, dancing, and much more. Enjoy an event for the whole family.  

04/09/2019

We need your help! We are looking for family playtesters for a new interactive video for our Oakhurst Experience, if you're interested contact Eli Sokeland at [email protected]. Playtesting occurings at Ball State University on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 9-11 a.m. for the next two weeks. We hope you give this awesome new game a go and help shape the final form!

Scilla is covering the Oakhurst Garden and won’t last long. Come by to see these gorgeous blooms. #blooms #gardens #lo...
04/09/2019

Scilla is covering the Oakhurst Garden and won’t last long. Come by to see these gorgeous blooms. #blooms #gardens #local #indiananature @ Minnetrista

We cannot wait for Saturday’s festivities!
04/08/2019

We cannot wait for Saturday’s festivities!

We’re excited for the opening of Minnetrista’s “Oakhurst Experience.” With an emphasis on literacy, canning, gardens, and family, visitors will explore the historical Ball family home full of interactive experiences. Ball Brothers Foundation has been a supporter of Minnetrista since its establishment, and we love to see the ways the campus continues to evolve as a gathering place in Muncie. Learn more: https://minnetrista.net/home/things-to-do/exhibits/the-oakhurst-experience/

04/05/2019

Prom season begins tomorrow and we are so excited to see all the young, dashing couples at Minnetrista for their photo ops! As a reminder, Minnetrista will be open until 7:30 p.m. on the evening of your prom to allow for photographs in our gardens and around our campus. Please do not bring props, confetti, glitter, etc. and stay on the garden paths as it can damage our plant life.

Tomorrow is our Horticulture Volunteer Day and we will be planting some of these gorgeous Pansies! We will be planting, ...
04/05/2019

Tomorrow is our Horticulture Volunteer Day and we will be planting some of these gorgeous Pansies! We will be planting, potting, and more from 9 a.m-Noon!

Minnetrista is the perfect location for your upcoming wedding! We still have availability for 2019 and the most gorgeous...
04/04/2019

Minnetrista is the perfect location for your upcoming wedding! We still have availability for 2019 and the most gorgeous scenery plus delicious catering. You can click the link to find more information and contact our Sales & Events Coordinator. https://buff.ly/2TOUekI

How incredible is this? We are so proud of the Ball family and Ball State University!
04/04/2019
The Star Press

How incredible is this? We are so proud of the Ball family and Ball State University!

The oldest living member of the Ball family is set to receive an honorary doctor of arts at BSU's spring commencement ceremonies.

Will you be joining us tomorrow for the presentation by Amy Stewart the best-selling author of "Wicked Plants: The Weed ...
04/03/2019
Presentation by Best-selling Author Amy Stewart (2019-04-04)

Will you be joining us tomorrow for the presentation by Amy Stewart the best-selling author of "Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother and other Botanical Atrocities."? We are so excited to have Amy Stewart at Minnetrista, her book has been transformed into the exciting, fun, and spooky exhibit, "Wicked Plants: The Exhibit." Visit the exhibit now at Minnetrista!

FREE Community Event Amy Stewart is the author of “Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities.” This best-selling book has been transformed into a fun-filled, family-friendly traveling exhibit that gives visitors a hands-on experience with some of th

We are so excited for the opening of Oakhurst Experience, a new interactive exhibit in the Oakhurst Home at Minnetrista....
04/02/2019
Oakhurst Experience Grand Opening (2019-04-13)

We are so excited for the opening of Oakhurst Experience, a new interactive exhibit in the Oakhurst Home at Minnetrista. It has been closed to the public for some time as we update, renovate, and prepare for this amazingly cool exhibit. For more information click the link.

After renovations, a reimagined experience is coming to Minnetrista! Oakhurst Experience tells the story of the George and Frances Ball family through the eyes of their daughter, Elisabeth, “Betty”. With an emphasis on literacy, canning, gardens, and family, visitors will explore the historical

Don't forget to join us tomorrow from 9 a.m.-Noon for our Horticulture Volunteer Day! We will be working in the Rose Gar...
03/29/2019
Horticulture Volunteer Day (2019-03-30)

Don't forget to join us tomorrow from 9 a.m.-Noon for our Horticulture Volunteer Day! We will be working in the Rose Garden, waking up the Hybrid Tea Roses, planting new roses, and potting up plants for our Garden Fair on May 4.

Join the Horticulture team in the Rose Garden! Volunteers will be waking up the Hybrid Tea roses, along with other tasks to prepare the Rose Garden for the 2019 growing season. New roses and Veronica Speedwell need to be planted, as well as potting up plants in preparation for Garden Fair (on May 4t

We have opened a number of Internship opportunities at Minnetrista, apply today for the upcoming summer. We can't wait t...
03/29/2019
Minnetrista » Internships

We have opened a number of Internship opportunities at Minnetrista, apply today for the upcoming summer. We can't wait to hear from you!

Being an intern at Minnetrista can be the first step in the development of your career.

Join us on Saturday for one of our awesome, Horticulture Volunteer Days! We will be working the Rose Garden preparing th...
03/28/2019
Horticulture Volunteer Day (2019-03-30)

Join us on Saturday for one of our awesome, Horticulture Volunteer Days! We will be working the Rose Garden preparing the roses for this upcoming season. No worries for the weather we have a rain plan.

Join the Horticulture team in the Rose Garden! Volunteers will be waking up the Hybrid Tea roses, along with other tasks to prepare the Rose Garden for the 2019 growing season. New roses and Veronica Speedwell need to be planted, as well as potting up plants in preparation for Garden Fair (on May 4t

We are having so much fun on this beautiful, Family Adventure Day! Come by and play!
03/27/2019

We are having so much fun on this beautiful, Family Adventure Day! Come by and play!

Join us tomorrow from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. for our Family Adventure Day! This free community event has fun for all ages!.Join ...
03/26/2019
Family Adventure Day at Minnetrista: Spring Celebration! (2019-03-27)

Join us tomorrow from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. for our Family Adventure Day! This free community event has fun for all ages!.Join us for a full day of fun! https://minnetrista.net/home/things-to-do/events-calendar/family-adventure-day-at-minnetrista/

FREE community event Who’s ready for an adventure? Bring your family and friends for a day full of free adventures together at Minnetrista! There will be lawn games outside Betty’s Cabin; activities with Let There Be Art and Partners in Literacy in the main building; and exciting places to ex

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1200 N Minnetrista Pkwy
Muncie, IN
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Monday 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday 09:00 - 17:30
Sunday 11:00 - 17:30

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