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. Thu Dec. 9

    Toddler Trek Spending time outdoors has numerous benefits for a child’s physical and emotional well-being. During our Toddler Treks, we will meet at different Zionsville parks to play, explore, and watch the seasons change. Ages: 5 & under w/Adult
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  2. Fri Dec. 10

    Campfire & S'mores Relax with family and friends around a crackling campfire. Bring a story to share or a song to sing as you roast marshmallows or enjoy a beverage or bite to eat from our food truck vendors. Campfire & S’mores will be offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout Winterfest. S’mores kits will be available for purchase on site for $5.
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  3. Fri Dec. 10

    Winterfest Presented by CENTURY 21 Scheetz An Outdoor Ice Skating Event Imagine an old-fashioned winter…rosy-cheeked skaters gliding under twinkling lights. Warming frosty fingers around a steaming mug of cocoa, the laughter of children, the aroma of a crackling fire. The magic of holiday events and carolers and the spirit of everyone’s favorite season. Get ready to lace up a pair of skates and make your way to our new outdoor ice skating rink. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy...
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  4. Fri Dec. 10

    Holiday Greens Join the Zionsville Parks Department and local florists from Blooms by Dragonfly to create a beautiful holiday swag with fresh greens, ribbons, berries and other accents while enjoying a warm beverage, music and good conversation. This event will take place in one of our shelters with temporary walls, so plan to dress for the elements. Registration Required Ages: 14 and up
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  5. Sat Dec. 11

    Reindeer Encounter Look who’s dropped by for Winterfest opening weekend. Santa’s reindeer will be on hand for a chance to make new holiday memories. Then join us in the holiday village to make environmentally friendly reindeer food (while supplies last) sure to attract them to your home this holiday season. Reindeer Encounter and craft are made possible thanks to the Zionsville Parks Foundation.
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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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