Ball State Of The Orchid Greenhouse

1321 Words Dec 16th, 2016 6 Pages
Ball state

Distance From My House

Ball State is 153 miles from my house. Which is about 2 hours and 48 minutes away by car. Also, that is about a 42 hour walk.

5 Attractions

One attraction close to Ball State is the Orchid Greenhouse. The Orchid Greenhouse was created by a group of Ball State students and is now used to conserve rare and endangered species of orchids. Ball State created the Wheeler-Thanhauser Collection to conserve rare and endangered species of orchids. They display orchids with other tropical plants to give you the feeling of being in a small tropical environment. A tropical display room has an exhibit with edible plants such as coffee, banana, cinnamon, vanilla, and more.
Another attraction is the David Owsley museum of art. It is on the campus of Ball State and has about 11,000 works of art. It is one of only four indiana art museums with an encyclopedic, world art collection. The museum 's name was changed in 2011 from the Ball State Museum of Art to the David Owsley Museum of Art in honor of David Owsley, grandson of Frank C. Ball to recognize his donation of over 2,300 works of art and planned gift of $5 million. Since departments within the Fine Arts Building moved to other areas on Ball State 's campus, the museum has expanded its galleries.
A third attraction around Ball State is the Charles W. Brown Planetarium. The planetarium is a 52-foot dome the get transformed by the technology inside of it. Anyone can visit the planetarium…
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