Muncie Central Memorabilia Room at Muncie Fieldhouse (temporarily closed)

Muncie Central Memorabilia Room at Muncie Fieldhouse (temporarily closed)

Muncie Central Memorabilia Room

Temporarily closed due to storm damage to building. Enjoy Muncie history at its finest! Come explore our full set of yearbooks, academics, music sports, newspaper articles, photos and more! Memorabilia from late 1800s to present day. Tour by appointment. For viewing, contact curators, Jay & Shirley Pittenger 765-282-0632.

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765-284-2700
800-568-6862
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Business Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.

 

 

 

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3700 S. Madison St.
Muncie, Indiana 47302
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Muncie Children’s Museum

Muncie Children’s Museum

Muncie Children’s Museum

1975 marked the beginning of the Muncie Children’s Museum. The need for a child-oriented learning facility in Muncie was recognized. A proposal was drawn up and presented to Kappa, Kappa, Kappa Inc., a local philanthropic sorority.

The sorority then established a planning board to determine feasibility of this new endeavor. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Sand Association of Boston, were contracted consultants for the Museum project. The Sand Association of Boston happily joined, due to their background of pioneering “the kind of learning environment which helps children understand the world in which they live.”

During the planning process, it was decided that all exhibits would require participation and interaction from the children. These exhibits would also be fun, raise questions, provoke interest and stimulate curiosity. This philosophy remains to this day, the backbone of the Muncie Children’s Museum.

Two years after the Museum was proposed, the doors opened for the first time in 1977. The Museum moved into the old Petty and Walgreen’s buildings in downtown Muncie, but it was soon obvious that the size was not adequate for growth and development. In 1989, the Board of Directors conducted a needs assessment and came to the conclusion that a new facility or location was necessary in order to grow, expand exhibits and have adequate space for parking.

The Board surveyed many avenues, but the need to serve the total community required the Museum to remain downtown. They knew that any other location would limit the audience. The Board then focused on the task of funding for the Museum. They also had to find a new location and a way to support ongoing operations once the Museum was moved.

In 1993, a professional feasibility was done in order to address the response of the community toward the Museum. The response was positive, and a goal of $3,000,000 was set. The campaign began in late fall of 1994. Thanks to support from businesses, government and individual support from the community, the goal was met in 1996.

The new Muncie Children’s Museum leased from the local Horizon Convention Center and tripled its size from the previous location. The new Museum opened to the community in June of 1996 and has successfully brought educational entertainment to the children of our community.

Thanks to the generous support of local area businesses, the Muncie community and surrounding central Indiana communities, the Museum has been serving the educational needs of East Central Indiana communities for 40 years.

515 S High St, Muncie, Indiana
(765) 286-1660
munciemuseum.com

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3700 S. Madison St.
Muncie, Indiana 47302
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National Model Aviation Museum

National Model Aviation Museum

AMA National Model Aviation Museum

The largest collection of model aircraft in the United States! The worlds headquarters for model aviation is right here in Muncie! Discover how aeromodeling helped change the world of aviation, and examine the astonishing craftsmanship and artistry of its masters. During the summer months, visit the 1,000-acre flying site and see Academy members fly their aircraft in competition.

5151 E Memorial Dr, Muncie, Indiana
(765) 289-4236
www.modelaircraft.org/welcome-national-model-aviation-museum
 

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765-284-2700
800-568-6862
765-284-3002 (fax)

Business Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.

 

 

 

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3700 S. Madison St.
Muncie, Indiana 47302
765-284-2700
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Oakhurst Gardens

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

1200 N Minnetrista Pkwy, Muncie

(765) 282-4848

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Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

This large and diverse species orchid collection is housed in the Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, at Ball State University. Focus: Orchid education, conservation and research, displayed in a naturalistic setting. Free and open to the public, M – F 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sat 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

2500 W. University Avenue, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
(765) 285-8839
www.bsu.edu/Academics/CentersandInstitutes/FSEEC/Properties/ChristyWoods/Greenhouses/OrchidGreenhouse.aspx