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Things to Do at MSU
MSU Union -A favorite gathering spot, with fast-food restaurants, billiards, bowling, and the MSU Spirit Shop.
MSU Bookstore - In the International Center, with a wide selection of Spartan paraphernalia and other supplies.
MSU Museum - Exhibits on cultural and natural history, with an emphasis on the Great Lakes region. Its gift shop features unique items from around the world. Admission is free.
Kresge Art Museum - A permanent collection of more than 6,000 works of art spanning several centuries, as well as special exhibitions and traveling shows. Admission is free.
W. J. Beal Botanical Garden - Founded in 1873, the Beal Botanical Garden is the oldest continuously operated garden of its kind in the U.S. It includes over 5,000 species organized in economic, systematic, landscape and ecological groupings. The Garden also features an endangered and threatened plant collection and Michigan native wetland plants. Located west of the Main Library. Admission is free.
Horticultural Demonstration Garden - Visitors can take a stroll through the colorful floral displays of the MSU Horticulture Gardens – an official All-American Trial Garden test site for annual bedding plants. They have an extensive perennial collection with an annual display and rose collection. Located south of the Plant & Soil Sciences Building. Open April 1-November 1, dawn to dusk. Admission is free.
4H Children’s Garden - Designed especially for children, and completely handicap accessible, this delightful garden features a tree house built from twigs and limbs, a garden house, and an amphitheater and themed gardens, such as pizza and Peter Rabbit. Just imagine a garden where plants, children, and imaginations grow! Located south of the Plant & Soil Sciences Building. Open April 1-November 1, dawn to dusk. Admission is free.
MSU Dairy Store - When you visit the Dairy Store, we want to see you leaving with a smile on your face. We are dedicated to making your visit enjoyable and serving our delectable ice cream and other soda fountain favorites. During your visit, we encourage you to visit the observation deck to see the processing facilities. Observe a multimedia presentation on cheese and ice cream production. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays offer the best opportunities for catching our process making some of our products, including our award winning cheeses! Located in Anthony Hall and the MSU Union.
Spartan Lanes Bowling Center - Located in the lower level of the Union, this center features 16 lanes for open play. The center is open to the public. Lane fees are reasonable and shoe rentals are available. This is an air-conditioned and non-smoking environment.
Things to Do in Lansing and East Lansing
Visit the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau Website for a complete list: www.lansing.org or call 1-888-2-Lansing.
Impression 5 Science Center
Michigan Historical Museum
Potter Park Zoo
R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
State Capitol Building
Lansing Lugnuts Professional Baseball
Michigan Travel Information available at www.michigan.org
Everyone who takes Odyssey of the Mind campus housing and team members and coaches of teams that pay Odyssey of the Mind the facilities fee are able to participate in recreational activities at MSU’s IM Circle building. IM Circle has an indoor pool facility. A room key from the residence hall must be shown to access the pools. If you are off campus you must go to the Odyssey of the Mind information booth for directions on accessing the facilities.(Towels are not provided.)
IM Circle times are as follows:
IM West outdoor pool will be available to Odyssey participants as follows:
Participants must be accompanied by an adult chaperone when using recreational facilities.
Recreational equipment checkout is available to Odyssey of the Mind participants from the IM Circle equipment desk.
Athletic shoes are required for recreational activity area (gym floor).
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