Minnetrista Activities in October

Minnetrista is located at 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy, Muncie, IN 47303. File photo by Mike RhodesMinnetrista is located at 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy, Muncie, IN 47303. File photo by Mike Rhodes

By: Stephen Mortland—


Imagine in Glass

October 12-January 6

Imagine in Glass is a celebration of children’s creativity and imagination. Inspired by children’s artwork, professional glassworkers from the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass at Ball State University will create whimsical glass sculptures to be displayed in Minnetrista’s gallery space. Come and see what happens when we combine the skillset of glasswork experts with the wild imaginations of children!


Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas

Through January 6, 2019

Experience dinosaurs like never before when you visit the incredible Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideasexhibition! Use technology to examine fossils and discover how dinosaurs walked, ran, and moved their long necks. Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org), in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco; The Field Museum, Chicago; the Houston Museum of Natural Science; and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh.



Farmers Market at Minnetrista

Saturdays, 8 a.m.–Noon

Join your family and friends for Farmers Market at Minnetrista! It’s here you can connect with vendors to discover fresh produce and plants. Don’t forget to stop in The Orchard Shop during your next visit.


Tea & Talk at Minnetrista: Weird and Wonderful in Muncie

October 3; 3–4:30 p.m.

Cost: $15; member discounts apply

Muncie may be known as Middletown, U.S.A., but not everything that happens here is average. Learn about some of the strange people and even stranger happenings during this Tea & Talk!


Glass Workshop: Hot Shop Glass Pumpkins

October 6; 9 a.m.–Noon (45 min slots)

Cost: $45; member discounts apply

Registration deadline: October 3

Take advantage of this opportunity to create your very own glass decoration for your home. Experience the heat and glow of the Glick Center hot shop and the excitement that comes from stretching your creative muscles! Students from the Glick Center will guide participants in the construction of glass pumpkins. Register early to reserve your personal 45 minute session. For ages 13 years and up.


Canning Workshop: You and Me

October 6; 10 a.m.–Noon

Cost: $25 per pair; member discounts apply

Registration deadline: October 4

Minnetrista, the home of the Ball Jar, has a long history with canning and food preservation. Bring your family together for our You and Me Canning hands-on experience. Everyone will learn something, and you’ll leave with some delicious raspberry chocolate jam!


Family Adventure Day Fall Festival

October 10; 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m.

FREE Community Event

This free community event is open to the whole family! With so much being offered, the day is a choose-your-own-adventure opportunity. The various fall activities create space for learning, active family participation, and loads of fun! Spend a beautiful fall day at Minnetrista exploring with friends and family.


Glass Workshop: You and Me

October 13; 1–4 p.m.

Registration deadline: October 10

Cost: $30 per pair; member discounts apply


Jump on this opportunity to unite the imaginations of your family! Minnetrista’s glass experts will guide participants in the outlining and creation of a gorgeous set of glass coasters. This hands-on workshop will form memories the whole family treasures!


After Hours at Minnetrista: The OutCiders

October 19; 6–9 p.m.

Cost: $12; member discounts apply

We have a long, proud tradition of pressing cider at Minnetrista and Muncie has a deep love of craft beer–what could be better than combining these two passions for our Outciders event? Come together for an evening in the beautiful Nature Area before winter descends and the cold weather keeps us indoors. With hard cider, hot dogs, s’mores and a bonfire, it’s bound to be a great time!

In partnership with Heorot. A 21-and-older event.


Glass Pumpkin Sale by the Ball State Glass Guild

October 27; 8 a.m.–Noon

Come to the Minnetrista Orchard Shop to purchase a unique seasonal glass pumpkin from Ball State’s Glass Guild!


For more information on this and other events, visit minnetrista.netor call 765.282.4848.Follow us on Twitterand Facebookfor the most up to date information on our exhibits and events.


Located along historic White River, Minnetrista includes 40 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, a modern museum facility, a historichome, Nature Area, numerous sculptures, and a portion of the White River Greenway. Minnetrista serves East Central Indiana with dynamic community activities and exhibits that honor and reflect its natural and cultural heritage. For more information about Minnetrista, visit www.minnetrista.net.