Welcome

Wheeler-Thanhauser Orchid Collection & Species Bank

This page welcomes visitors to the new Rinard Orchid Greenhouse Community. The Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse will be the new home of the Ball State University Wheeler-Thanhauser Orchid Collection and Species Bank, and a wonderful new Display House, in which tropical plants of many types, including orchids, will be displayed. The Display House contains 700 square feet of plants from the world’s tropics. Even in winter, the Rinard Display House is always in full bloom. Changing educational displays, student art exhibits, and other seasonal features make the Rinard Display and Orchid Greenhouse a great place to visit throughout the year.

Greenhouse Hours:
Monday – Friday: Open 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Open by request, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Contact us)