The University of Notre Dame will open the new Jordan Hall of Science and theMarieP.DeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts to the public for guided tours between9 a.m. and noon (previously 9 to 11:30 a.m. then 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) on the Saturdays of home football games.
Scheduled for dedication Sept. 14, the Jordan Hall of Science is a $70 million, 201,782-square-foot structure north of theJoyceCenter.The buildings majestic Great Hall features 12 glass-enclosed display cases that house presentations on a wide variety of scientific topics.The building includes 40 undergraduate teaching laboratories and two identical 250-seat lecture halls.An octagonal-shaped, 150-seat multi-media visualization room enables students and the general public to experience images projected on the rooms domed ceiling.The facility also features an observatory, greenhouse and herbarium.
The $64 millionMarieP.DeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts opened to much acclaim in 2004.The 151,000-square-foot building features five professional performance halls:the 900-seat Judd and Mary Lou Leighton Concert Hall; 350-seat Patricia George Decio Theatre; 100-seat Regis Philbin Studio Theatre; 200-seat, THX-equipped Browning Family Cinema; and the Chris and Anne Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, featuring a hand-crafted organ of some 2,550 pipes.
The DeBartolo Center also includes classrooms, editing studios, a recording studio, a scene and prop construction shop, a sound stage, a costume shop, a computer-aided design lab, a lighting lab, and music and theater rehearsal halls.
Tourswill be offered on a first come, first served basis.