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.
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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. Wed Sep. 1 - Sun Oct. 31

    Tails on the Trails Here’s a chance for you and your dog to get out and explore the Zionsville Parks this fall. Registration for Tails on the Trails is free. Visit www.zionsville-in.gov/specialevents for more information and to register for the program. Join us for weekly dog walks, September 1 – October 31.
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  2. Sat Oct. 16

    Family Night Hike Join a naturalist for a guided hike to explore the sights and sounds of the forest at night! On the hike participants will keep their eyes and ears open for the calls of owls and maybe even spot some bats swooping down to feed on insects. We will discuss nocturnal animals and how to use our senses to help us navigate the forest at night.
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  3. Tue Oct. 19

    Animal Lunch What does a turtle eat for lunch? How about a salamander? Join us for this monthly program and get an up-close look at how we feed and care for our resident live animals!
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  4. Wed Oct. 20

    Halfway to Earth Day! Celebrate Earth Day in October! Participants will design and create a reusable tote, enjoy a recycling craft, learn about environmental stewardship, and enjoy time in the great outdoors. Ages: 4 years and older
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  5. Thu Oct. 21

    Reptiles of Indiana It’s National Reptile Awareness Day! Did you know that Indiana is home to over 55 different species of reptiles? Join a Naturalist at the Zionsville Nature Center to learn what species of reptiles live in Indiana and meet one or more live reptiles!
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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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