Museums and Gardens

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.

Bearcat Memorabilia Room at Muncie Fieldhouse

The Memorabilia Room does not have set hours, though the room is open during most Central sporting events at the Fieldhouse. For viewing, contact curators, Jay & Shirley Pittenger 765-282-0632.
Tour by appointment.

Charles W. Brown Planetarium and Observatory at Ball State University

Visit and experience why Ball State University’s Charles W. Brown Planetarium is considered one of the best in the country! An immersive theater where state-of-the-art technology transforms the 52-foot dome into a simulation of the night sky as seen from Earth and from space. Their free programs are open to the public, school groups and university students.
Visit them online for more information.
Open October-April

Christy Woods

Visitors can enjoy a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle by walking Christy Woods winding pathways past its beautiful floral gardens. This 17-acre wooded area located on the Ball State University Campus is home to the renown Wheeler Orchid Collection, an excellent collection of wild-type orchid species. Christy Woods offers trails and tours of Spring wildflowers, Autumn trees/leaves, prairie plantings, and a demonstration wetland area.

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.

Delaware County Historical Society

Extensive collection of genealogical materials, histories and artifacts. Call for hours.

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.

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.

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. 
Call for hours.

Muncie Children’s Museum

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

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