Zionsville Nature Center

ZNC Open Inside Library


The Zionsville Nature Center encourages Zionsville and Central Indiana families to take an active role in their native environment through educational and inquiry-based programs and activities.


The Zionsville Nature Center was founded in 2002 through the dedicated efforts of the Zionsville Parks Department and the Friends of Zion Nature Center.

The Zionsville Nature Center recently moved from its location on Eagle Elementary School grounds to the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Library. The Nature Center is located inside the Hoffman Room.


Exhibits within the Nature Center focus on local Indiana habitats and wildlife. In addition to exhibits, several educational animals are on display including turtles, snakes and amphibians.

  1. Tue Jan. 25

    Art in Nature: Acorn Snowman Create your own unique art using natural materials in this exciting art series. Each of our Art in Nature programs start off on an easy hike with a Naturalist to explore one of our parks and to collect materials. Afterwards, create your own masterpiece with different mediums such as leaves, mud, pinecones, and so much more! Join us for this Art in Nature at Zionsville Nature Center to create your very own snowman out of acorns!
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  2. Wed Jan. 26

    Beginning Vegetable Gardening Webinar Join garden enthusiast and Naturalist Mindy Murdock as she walks you through the steps of planning out your vegetable garden. Whether you’re a novice or have been gardening for years. We will touch on garden styles such as raised bed, square foot, trellising and container gardens as well as plenty of opportunities to ask questions in this interactive webinar.
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  3. Wed Jan. 26

    Women Who Walk Our walking program is a great way to stay active and gather in nature! We will walk through the woods for an hour, learn about happenings in the parks and socialize with others in our community!
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  4. Thu Jan. 27

    Deer Discovery Let’s talk about deer! These magical creatures can be found throughout Indiana because they are very adaptive and can thrive in many different conditions. Join a naturalist for a talk about deer habitat, characteristics, and the different clues that deer leave behind.
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  5. Sat Jan. 29

    Zionsville Puzzle Swap In celebration of National Puzzle Day Zionsville residents are invited to bring gently used puzzles to Town Hall between January 7th and 27th. Then return to Town Hall on Saturday, January 29th to choose a new one. Ages: All ages
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  1. Zionsville Nature Center

    Physical Address
    250 N 5th Street
    Zionsville, IN 46077

    Phone: 317-873-8950

    The Zionsville Nature Center is located within the Youth Services Department at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library.

    Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    CLOSED Sunday & Monday

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