Eclipsed: A Magical Night of Music

This concert is FREE and open to the public! The concert will be held at Pruis Hall on the campus of Ball State University. Enjoy celestial-themed musical selections directed by Principal Guest Conductor, Joel Smirnoff.

Magic City Brewfest: Muncie

Join us for an unforgettable celebration at the Magic City Brewfest, happening April 6th, the Saturday before the April 8th Total Eclipse of the Heartland! Get ready for a day filled with craft beer, winery and distillery offerings, live music, artistic makers and an atmosphere that’s nothing short of magical! We will celebrate in the historic Cornerstone Center for the Arts an enchanted gem just waiting for us to help her shine!

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this once in a lifetime solar celebration. Grab your tickets now, bring your positive vibes, and let’s make the Saturday before the Eclipse a time to remember. Cheers to good company, great craft offerings, enchanted music and the magic that awaits!

Magic at Minnetrista: The Total Solar Eclipse

Step into the cosmos at Minnetrista Museum & Gardens from April 6–8, where a celestial celebration awaits! Celebrate the science of Solar Eclipses with demonstrations and activities facilitated by Minnetrista and Muncie Children’s Museum meant to educate. Local author and illustrator Laurie Lunsford will read her book, ‘The Solar Eclipse Is Coming’, and the Muncie Astronomy Club will provide expertise. Visitors can attend a performance of A Golden Curve of Light, an Eclipse-themed one-act play written by award-winning playwright Jennifer Blackmer. After the activities, visitors can claim their spots and prepare to experience the Eclipse Totality event at our viewing party.

Magic City Music Fest

Saturday, April 6th starting at 4pm
Cornerstone Center for the Arts

We celebrate the magic that makes Muncie the place we all love to call home! We’re inviting the good people of Earth to come learn why we love Muncie. One reason we love Muncie is we know how to Dance! Come dance with us and welcome in the cosmic experience of a total eclipse of the heart.

Ball State University’s Charles W. Brown Planetarium—Indiana’s largest planetarium—will host a full slate of free activities in anticipation of Muncie’s first total solar eclipse in more than 1,000 years.

From Friday, April 5, through Sunday, April 7, the planetarium and other University entities, such as the David Owsley Museum of Art and the Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, will present a series of programs, workshops, and lectures about the total solar eclipse. The eclipse will occur in Muncie and surrounding areas on the afternoon of Monday, April 8.

Some planetarium events the weekend leading up to the solar eclipse include (all times ET):

  • Friday, April 5:
  • Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7:
    • Hourly shows from 2:30-7 p.m.: Special Saturday and Sunday Eclipse Activities—Learn about solar eclipses during special workshops, lectures, planetarium programs, and more. More information, including show titles, can be found here.

The Charles W. Brown Planetarium is located on the west end of the Cooper Science Building, 2111 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie, IN 47306. Due to construction, select parking and pathway access to the planetarium is blocked off. Plan to arrive early to safely navigate the area and arrive on time for the program. Visit the planetarium’s location and transportation webpage for up-to-date information.