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Open until 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings


Wicked Plants: The Exhibit
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – May 19 @ 6:00 pm
Wicked Plants: The Exhibit

Inspired by Amy Stewart’s best-selling book, “Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities”, Wicked Plants: The Exhibit is a fun-filled, family-friendly look at some of the world’s most dangerous plants, many of which are commonly found in homes and gardens.

Exciting interactives fill a Victorian-era ramschackled home, where visitors move from room-to-room uncovering secrets and learning about the history, science, and legend of various medicinal and poisonous plant life.

Funded by The North Carolina Arboretum Society and the Creel-Harison Foundation.

Twenty-Ninth Minnetrista Annual Juried Art Show & Sale
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – Apr 28 @ 8:00 am
Twenty-Ninth Minnetrista Annual Juried Art Show & Sale

Friends, families, and fellow artists alike are invited to experience the beautiful and awe-inspiring artwork of professional and avocational artists throughout Indiana in the Twenty-Ninth Minnetrista Annual Juried Art Show & Sale. Venture into a world of art, discover your own inner artist, and even purchase the work of these artists’ to liven up your home.

Glass Workshop: Copper Enameling
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Glass Workshop: Copper Enameling

Try something new with this workshop exploring creative connections between glasswork and copper! By kiln firing glass onto copper, you can create custom jewelry pieces to wear or give as gifts. Come together with friends and Minnetrista experts to learn a new skill and leave with treasured piece of art.

Cost: $35; member discounts apply

Registration deadline: February 21

Register here

Horticulture Volunteer Day
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Horticulture Volunteer Day

Join the Minnetrista Horticulture team for a special volunteer day to help maintain and further our lively gardens! Volunteers will help facilitate a garden bed update in the Rose Garden. Out with the old and in with the new! Together with Minnetrista staff, volunteers will add improved roses with better disease resistance. The old plant material will be potted up and sold at garden fair (May 4th). Some volunteers may also have the opportunity to take small plant starts home with them! Join us on March 2 to learn and grow in your knowledge of garden cultivation alongside helpful professionals.

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Murder Mystery Dinner: The Chlorophyll Killer SOLD OUT
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Murder Mystery Dinner: The Chlorophyll Killer SOLD OUT


Intrigue abounds at Minnetrista’s first ever Murder Mystery Dinner Party. Upon stepping into the mysterious party thrown by the wealthy industrialist botanist, Andrew Cornhusk, attendees will enjoy a night filled with imaginative play, plot twists, and a plenty of delicious food. As you seek to solve the central crime, you’ll be surrounded by plenty of glitz, glamour, and good humor!  This event is presented in conjunction with Wicked Plants: The Exhibit, so be prepared to encounter some diabolical botanicals during the evenings charades! This is a 21-and-older event.


Attire: casual cocktail

Hours & Admission

  • Monday – Saturday9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    9 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday11 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Non-members$5.00
  • Members and kids 3 and underFREE

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  • Minnetrista Center Building 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. Muncie, IN 47303

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  • Phone (765) 282-4848 or (800) 428-5887
  • Fax (765) 741-5110

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