Zionsville Nature Center

ZNC 20th Anniversary


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. Fri Mar. 31

    Park and PLAY Get off your couch, get out of your house! Join the Zionsville Parks at your local park for some fun outdoor activities, sports, games and more! Drop-in and stay as long as you’d like. Each month we will PARK in one of our Zionsville Parks and set up free activities so you can PLAY!
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  2. Mon Apr. 3

    Pick-Up Pickleball Pickleball enthusiasts of all abilities are invited to drop in for an hour of play. Loaner equipment will be available. Please wear loose clothing and tennis shoes.
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  3. Tue Apr. 4

    Drop-in Discovery: Birds! Spring Break Drop-in Spring is here! The weather is warming up and the birds are singing. Stop by Zionsville Nature Center during open hours this spring break to learn more about our local birds and make a bird craft to take home.
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  4. Tue Apr. 4

    Youth Introduction to Pickleball Pickleball is not just for adults! We will welcome kids to the court to learn all aspects of the game. This introductory class will cover the basics of pickleball rules, terminology, primary skills, and more. No experience is required. Paddles and balls will be provided. For safety reasons, play will be cancelled via email in the event of inclement weather.
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  5. Tue Apr. 4

    Inspired by Nature Did you know Velcro, construction tools, and many other inventions were inspired by nature? Learn about the inspiration behind the convenient things we use frequently and put your engineering and creativity skills to the test.
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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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