Change in time, duration of football Saturday tours of science, performing arts buildings


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.

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