Minnetrista Museum & Gardens

Minnetrista Museum & Gardens Minnetrista is the home of the Ball jar and your year-round gathering place!
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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.

There are only a few days left to register for this week's Glass Workshops on Thursday, January 11! Join us for a fun je...
01/08/2024

There are only a few days left to register for this week's Glass Workshops on Thursday, January 11! Join us for a fun jewelry extravaganza where you can create beautiful custom earrings, pendants, and more out of glass. Express your unique style or make one-of-a-kind gifts for your favorite people.

Don't miss out! This workshop is open to people aged 13 & up of all skill levels, and our friendly glass expert will be there to assist you. Two sessions are available, so you can select the best time for you. Learn more at https://www.minnetrista.net/events/glass-workshop-glass-jewelry-6

📖 Step into the worlds of your favorite storybooks at Storyland, an immersive exhibition coming to Minnetrista on Januar...
01/08/2024

📖 Step into the worlds of your favorite storybooks at Storyland, an immersive exhibition coming to Minnetrista on January 20!

Make a snow angel next to Peter from The Snowy Day or shake the palm trees while you explore the oversized alphabet playground from Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. From Peter Rabbit to everyone’s favorite pup, Spot, there are loads of friends to meet!

©2023 Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum. It is presented nationally by Target. Learn more at https://www.minnetrista.net/gallery-exhibits

Who's excited for another year of Farmers Markets at Minnetrista? Mark your calendars for the first indoor market of the...
01/06/2024

Who's excited for another year of Farmers Markets at Minnetrista? Mark your calendars for the first indoor market of the year on January 20 from 9 a.m.–Noon. Visit https://www.minnetrista.net/farmers-market to see the participating vendors!

Explore art and science at Minnetrista! Don't miss your chance to see Open Space: Art About the Land and Brain: the Worl...
01/04/2024

Explore art and science at Minnetrista! Don't miss your chance to see Open Space: Art About the Land and Brain: the World Inside Your Head before they leave on Sunday, January 7. See them before they go to learn more about the inner workings of the brain through innovative special effects and fun activities, and explore the incredible talent of Hoosier artists who were tasked with creating art about the land. Plan your visit at https://www.minnetrista.net/plan-your-visit

Don't miss next week's exciting Tea & Talk at Minnetrista!Join us at Tea & Talk: West Meets East—Indiana Emblems and the...
01/04/2024

Don't miss next week's exciting Tea & Talk at Minnetrista!

Join us at Tea & Talk: West Meets East—Indiana Emblems and the Fine Art of Silk Painting on January 10 from 3–4:30 inside the Center Building for an engaging discussion with Carrie Wright and an elegant selection of hors d' oeuvres and tea from Minnetrista Catering!

Learn more and register at https://www.minnetrista.net/events/tea-talk-silk

Don't miss out on the final batch of our delicious cider! Today, we pressed the last batch of cider for the season, and ...
01/03/2024

Don't miss out on the final batch of our delicious cider! Today, we pressed the last batch of cider for the season, and we're marking down gallons by 25%. Purchase a gallon at $6 to enjoy now, or freeze it to have later. Visit The Orchard Shop Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, Noon–5 p.m.

Don't miss the next Glass Workshop at Minnetrista, where we will make fused glass jewelry!Join us on January 11 from 2–4...
01/03/2024

Don't miss the next Glass Workshop at Minnetrista, where we will make fused glass jewelry!

Join us on January 11 from 2–4 p.m. or 6–8 p.m. inside the Center Building to make one-of-a-kind pendants and earrings with glass. Register today and learn more at https://www.minnetrista.net/events/glass-workshop-glass-jewelry

Brain the World Inside Your Head is on display through this Sunday, January 7. If you have yet to see it, visit before i...
01/02/2024

Brain the World Inside Your Head is on display through this Sunday, January 7. If you have yet to see it, visit before it goes! Later this month, two more exciting, family-friendly offerings will take over Galleries 1 and 2 in the Center Building. Mark your calendars for these exhibitions, and discover something new around every corner! Learn more about Storyland and Life on the Edge at https://www.minnetrista.net/gallery-exhibits

Happy New Year from Minnetrista!🎉 Thank you for being friends of Minnetrista. Your support has made this year truly amaz...
01/01/2024

Happy New Year from Minnetrista!🎉 Thank you for being friends of Minnetrista. Your support has made this year truly amazing. Let's embrace all the exciting adventures awaiting us in 2024!

As we look forward to the new year, take a moment to reflect with our President & CEO, Brian Statz. Read our latest blog...
12/31/2023

As we look forward to the new year, take a moment to reflect with our President & CEO, Brian Statz. Read our latest blog to learn about his first year at Minnetrista and his exciting plans for 2024! https://www.minnetrista.net/blog/message

Are you coming to the Countdown to Noon at Betty's Cabin tomorrow?Join us in the cabin from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this New Y...
12/30/2023

Are you coming to the Countdown to Noon at Betty's Cabin tomorrow?

Join us in the cabin from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this New Year's Eve to ring in the new year with refreshments and games! This is a free community event presented by Patterson Block Muncie! Betty's Cabin Activities are designed for children and their adult caregivers.

Join us at the next Tea & Talk: West Meets East—Indiana Emblems and the Fine Art of Silk Painting on January 10 from 3–4...
12/29/2023

Join us at the next Tea & Talk: West Meets East—Indiana Emblems and the Fine Art of Silk Painting on January 10 from 3–4:30 inside the Center Building, where Delaware County native and Downtown Muncie business owner Carrie Wright will present an engaging discussion about our state symbols and her use of them in creating unique silk scarf designs. Attendees will also learn about the fine art of silk painting. This tea service will be paired with an elegant selection of hors d' oeuvres from Minnetrista Catering!

Learn more and register at https://www.minnetrista.net/events/tea-talk-silk
Thank you to our generous sponsor of Tea & Talks, LifeStream Services!

'Tis the season to spend time with family and friends, making it the perfect time to explore the amazing exhibitions at ...
12/27/2023

'Tis the season to spend time with family and friends, making it the perfect time to explore the amazing exhibitions at Minnetrista!

While your family and friends are in town, show them something new at Minnetrista! See "Turtle Travels" and "Brain: The World Inside Your Head" to learn about the fascinating lives of turtles and unravel the mysteries of the brain. Immerse yourselves in the captivating artwork of Hoosier artists in "Open Space: Art About the Land." And don't miss out on the Oakhurst Experience and Bob Ross Experience, where you'll delve into the rich history of our site and learn about Bob Ross. Plan your visit at https://www.minnetrista.net/plan-your-visit

Just a friendly reminder that we will be closed for the holidays starting tomorrow, December 24. Don't worry, though, we...
12/23/2023

Just a friendly reminder that we will be closed for the holidays starting tomorrow, December 24. Don't worry, though, we will be back open on Wednesday, December 27. Plan your visit here: https://www.minnetrista.net/plan-your-visit

Minnetrista will be closed for the holidays starting this Sunday, December 24. We will reopen on Wednesday, December 27....
12/21/2023

Minnetrista will be closed for the holidays starting this Sunday, December 24. We will reopen on Wednesday, December 27. We hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating with your loved ones!

"Turtle Travels" is traveling away soon! See this exciting exhibition to learn about the many journeys turtles make duri...
12/20/2023

"Turtle Travels" is traveling away soon! See this exciting exhibition to learn about the many journeys turtles make during their lifetime. Play Turtle Migration in a giant board game, see how shell shapes suit different lifestyles and habitats, design a turtle-friendly housing development, and so much more! The exhibit is on display through December 31 in the Center Building. Learn more and plan your visit at https://www.minnetrista.net/gallery-exhibits

Stuck deciding what to get for the holidays? We’ve got you covered! Give the gift of Minnetrista Museum & Gardens with a...
12/20/2023

Stuck deciding what to get for the holidays? We’ve got you covered! Give the gift of Minnetrista Museum & Gardens with a gift certificate. With your purchase before the end of 2023, we’ll give you a coupon for $5 to use on tickets, programs, and merchandise at Minnetrista and The Orchard Shop. Let us help you with your last-minute gift-buying stress! Stop by today to make your purchase.

If you are interested in a Minnetrista membership but could benefit from a break in price, join us as a Museums for All ...
12/18/2023

If you are interested in a Minnetrista membership but could benefit from a break in price, join us as a Museums for All member! Thanks to generous sponsorship from PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union, you can experience all the perks of membership for the affordable price of $5 for the whole year! Learn more at www.minnetrista.net/membership.

Please note that this membership cannot be purchased online. You can visit our Center Building during our open hours or call us at 765.282.4848 to sign up.

Check out our latest blog by Minnetrista President & CEO Brian Statz! He shares his reflections on 2023 and unveils exci...
12/16/2023

Check out our latest blog by Minnetrista President & CEO Brian Statz! He shares his reflections on 2023 and unveils exciting plans for the year ahead. Discover his vision and what's in store for Minnetrista and the community.

👉 Read the blog here: https://www.minnetrista.net/blog/message

It's an exciting day at Minnetrista! Join us at the Indoor Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon, stop by Betty's Cabin for...
12/16/2023

It's an exciting day at Minnetrista!

Join us at the Indoor Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon, stop by Betty's Cabin for a snowflake-making activity from 10 a.m.–3 p.m., and come back to the Center Building for a Turtle Meet & Greet from 2–4 p.m. There's also time to explore our gardens and exhibitions and pick up to-go lunches at The Orchard Shop! Plan your visit at https://www.minnetrista.net/plan-your-visit

Join us for the last Turtle Meet & Greet of the year with Beaker, the Eastern Box Turtle, from The Rinard Orchid Greenho...
12/14/2023

Join us for the last Turtle Meet & Greet of the year with Beaker, the Eastern Box Turtle, from The Rinard Orchid Greenhouse! Beaker will be visiting on December 16 from 2–4 p.m. inside the Center Building. Be sure to explore Turtle Travels during your visit! Learn more at https://www.minnetrista.net/events/turtle-meet-dec-2

❄️Make snowflakes that never melt at the next Betty's Cabin Activity this Saturday, December 16! Stop by Betty's Cabin f...
12/14/2023

❄️Make snowflakes that never melt at the next Betty's Cabin Activity this Saturday, December 16!

Stop by Betty's Cabin from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., where we’ll be making snowflakes that will never melt, turning Betty’s Cabin into a winter wonderland! This activity is free for children and their adult children, and there's no need to register. Learn more at https://www.minnetrista.net/events/bettys-cabin-snow

Betty's Cabin is generously presented by Patterson Block Muncie!

🌟Don't miss out on our FLASH SALE at The Orchard Shop! Today only, head to the shop for 50% off our delicious Minnetrist...
12/14/2023

🌟Don't miss out on our FLASH SALE at The Orchard Shop! Today only, head to the shop for 50% off our delicious Minnetrista whole-gallon cider. That's right, each gallon is now just $4! Shop this incredible sale today until 5 p.m. while supplies last.

Exciting news from The Orchard Shop: Monastery Baked Goods are back in stock! Stop by to purchase their wonderful bakes ...
12/13/2023

Exciting news from The Orchard Shop: Monastery Baked Goods are back in stock! Stop by to purchase their wonderful bakes including, neapolitan cookies, fruit cakes, honey mustard pretzels, and more. We're open Wednesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, Noon–5 p.m.

Delight your loved ones with a year full of unforgettable experiences this holiday season! Minnetrista’s gift membership...
12/13/2023

Delight your loved ones with a year full of unforgettable experiences this holiday season! Minnetrista’s gift memberships open the door to adventures for the whole family to enjoy. Purchase your membership by December 15th to ensure that it arrives before Christmas! Give a gift membership today at www.minnetrista.net/membership.

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1200 N Minnetrista Pkwy
Muncie, IN
47303

Opening Hours

Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Telephone

(765) 282-4848

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Minnetrista is your year-round gathering place! Born out of the Ball family legacy, the home of the Ball jar. Minnetrista connects people, encourages engagement, and improves our community. There is always something new to discover at Minnetrista. From beautiful gardens, unique events, interactive exhibits, and engaging workshops, every adventure is unique and fun. 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.