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Bus Tour: A Beautiful Day at the University of Notre Dame

A Beautiful Day at the University of Notre Dame

Start the day off with a warm hello from Joe Becherer: former Chief Curator of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and current Director & Curator of Sculpture at the new Raclin Murphy Museum of Art of the University of Notre Dame. In smaller groups, participate in a guided tour of the Raclin Murphy. Founded on the principle that art is essential to understanding individual, shared, and diverse human experiences and beliefs, the museum encourages close looking and critical thinking. Experiences with significant, original works of art are intended to stimulate inquiry, dialogue, and wonder for audiences across the academy, the community, and the world. Explore the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park on your own. The Sculpture Park exhibition title and theme is Reclaiming Our Nature, which refers to the creative transformation of a historic landfill to wetlands and prairie and to the selection of sculptures to express humankind’s universal desire for spiritual transcendence.

Finally, tour the campus with a guide. Tours will include visits to the Grotto, Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Main Building (the Golden Dome). Around mid-day, enjoy lunch on your own. After tours are completed, travel to nearby historic Tippecanoe Place for a delicious plated dinner. Built by Clem Studebaker from 1886–1889, the Tippecanoe Place mansion has a rich and colorful history. Today the restaurant indulges clientele in grand cuisine within an atmosphere of unparalleled ambiance at the heart of South Bend. Travel to and from Notre Dame will be provided via charter bus. Expect a fair amount of standing and walking on this trip. Dress for the weather. Admission, tours, bus transportation, dinner and all gratuities are included in the cost of registration.

Thursday, April 18, 8 am–8:30 pm

$170 members | $190 nonmembers

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Date

Apr 18 2024

Time

8:00 am - 8:30 pm

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Location

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
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HOURS

Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Monday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

RATES

Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE

CONTACT US

scheduled maintentance

Please note: The Curiosity Courtyard will be closed for maintenance between January 29 and February 7. We apologize for the inconvenience.

weather update

As of Monday, January 15, guests can enjoy our indoor galleries and gardens as well as limited outdoor pathways. Our team is actively working to clear additional pathways. 

Change of hours notice

In appreciation of our staff’s unwavering dedication and hard work throughout the year, we will close at 5 pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, to celebrate. Guests can enjoy Meijer Gardens from 9 am – 5 pm. 

We wish you a joyful New Year! 

Change of hours notice

In appreciation of our staff’s unwavering dedication and hard work throughout the year, we will close at 5 pm tonight (Tuesday, January 16, 2024), to celebrate. Guests can enjoy Meijer Gardens from 9 am – 5 pm. 

We wish you a joyful New Year! 

Holiday Hours

We are closed on December 24, December 25, December 31, and January 1. 

Extended Hours

Enjoy extended holiday hours until 9 pm on December 18-22 and 26-30.

Extended Member Early Hours

Members can enjoy early morning hours on Sundays 9-11 am from November 26 through January 7.

HOURS

Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

RATES

Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE