Museums and Gardens

Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

The Rinard Orchid Greenhouse is the largest university-based collection in the United States. The diverse display includes approximately 1,900 plants, with over 300 genera, 1,000 species and 700 hybrid orchids and poison arrow frogs, displayed in a tropical environment.

Oakhurst Gardens

Experience the wonderment of Oakhurst Gardens, located along the banks of the White River. Oakhurst includes six acres of gardens and the renovated 1895 home of George and Frances Ball and their daughter, Elisabeth. Oakhurst provides a tranquil backyard setting for the study and appreciation of the natural world around us. Visit Discovery Cabin, a hands-on information station with many resources to help you explore the gardens. Oakhurst Gardens is open year round.

Muncie Public Library

Carnegie Library, 301 E. Jackson St., Muncie
Connection Corner, 1824 E. Centennial Ave., Muncie
Kennedy Library, 1700 W. McGalliard Rd., Muncie
Maring-Hunt Library, 2005 S. High St., Muncie

Muncie Children’s Museum

The MCM was designed to be fun, raise questions, provoke interest and stimulate curiosity in an educational and innovative environment.

Moore-Youse Historical Museum

The oldest standing structure in downtown Muncie, built in approximately 1849. Owned by four generations of the same family from 1864 to 1982. Contains original Moore family furnishings. 
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Historic Wysor Street Depot

Built in 1901. Restored and reopened in 2004. It is now used as Cardinal Greenway Headquarters and houses a gift shop, historical memorabilia, programs and events.

E. B. & Bertha C. Ball Center

This turn-of-the century native limestone mansion was the family home of Edmund Ball. The center provides stimulating intellectual opportunities for all persons in the Ball State University and East Central Indiana communities through programs that are presented in an informal learning environment. Tours by appointment only.

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University

Discover one of Indiana’s finest university art museums! The David Owsley Museum of Art has an outstanding collection representing cultures from around the world. Free admission.

Open Monday – Friday 9am-4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 1:30pm-4:30pm.