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Curated Day Trip: 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

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2024 Lineup Announced

View this year’s Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens lineup, the Insider’s Guide to buying tickets, Frequently Asked Questions, and more: 

water outage UPDATE:

We are open during our normal operating hours as the City of Grand Rapids continues to test water quality after this weekend’s city-wide water outage. Water fountains are not running until further notice. Bottled water is available for purchase, or you may bring your own water. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Spring Break Hours

Extended Hours

Enjoy extended spring break hours until 9 pm on April 1-5.

Extended Member Early Hours

Each Sunday from 9-11 am during Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming and Saturday, April 6, from 8-9 am. 

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