Vision, Mission & Values

Welcome to Minnetrista!

Your Minnetrista experience has already started on our Web site! We’re glad you’re here, and look forward to seeing you in person! Minnetrista is a museum center for cultural exploration. We offer exhibits and programs for children, families, adults, scouts, teachers, and students that focus on nature, history, gardens, and art.

Minnetrista's forty-acre campus includes beautiful gardens, a modern museum facility, an historic home, Nature Area, numerous sculptures, and a portion of the White River Greenway.


Minnetrista Tomorrow


Minnetrista will be the leader in discovering and celebrating the diverse and distinct strengths of East Central Indiana as a foundation for inspiring future generations.



Minnetrista is a gathering place that focuses on the exploration of nature, history, gardens and art; where vibrant, audience-centered experiences honor our heritage and inspire the future of our region.


Minnetrista Values

Family & Relationships  Minnetrista treasures shared experiences. From our founders to our visitors, from our employees to our community partners and supporters, we champion the power of growing together.


Adaptability  Minnetrista creates experiences that reflect the organization yet anticipate the needs and exceed the expectations of our ever-changing audience. As an organization, we are nimble and quick to respond to opportunities and challenges.


Stewardship  Following in our founders' footsteps, we care for, preserve and protect that with which we have been entrusted so that those who follow us can continue the legacy. Minnetrista will continue to be a strong and sustainable asset that supports economic development for our community.


Entrepreneurship  Minnetrista will embrace a culture of innovation and risk-taking that responds responsibly to opportunities that advance our vision, mission and strategic goals.


Learning  We celebrate learning experiences that are fun and engaging, encourage visitors to explore their world, and educate through discovery and play.