Zionsville Nature Center

ZNC Open Inside Library

Mission


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.

Location


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


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 Jun. 1 - Sun Jul. 31

    Zionsville Butterfly Trail Zionsville Butterfly Trail June 1 – July 31, 2022 In Celebration of Zionsville Nature Center 20th Anniversary and NWF Mayors Monarch Pledge Leadership Circle Presented by Zionsville Parks Foundation This summer large-scale butterfly wings, painted by local artists, with be on display in various community locations throughout Zionsville. This project was inspired by our town’s commitment to The National Wildlife Federation Mayor’s Monarch Pledge and a celebration of our conservation a...
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  2. Sat Jul. 2

    Nature's Fireworks While many will spend the holiday weekend enjoying man made fireworks in the night skies, nature has plenty of its own beautiful colorful patterns! Join a Naturalist as we explore brightly colored flowers, beautifully patterned butterflies, and brilliant birds. Ages: 5 & up with an adult
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  3. Fri Jul. 8

    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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  4. Sat Jul. 9

    Honeysuckle Weed Wrangle The Zionsville Parks and Recreation Department provides opportunities for community members to give back to our parks and our community. If a volunteer is under the age of 16, they must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian. These service events generally last 2-3 hours and are the perfect opportunity to spend some time giving back or fulfilling a service hour requirement. Examples of volunteer community service opportunities: Pull for Parks – Garlic Mustard Pulls Trail Wo...
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  5. Thu Jul. 14

    Toddler Trek Spending time outdoors has numerous benefits for a child’s physical and emotional well-being. Toddler Trek is rain or shine, except for severe weather. Dress for the weather and be prepared to get moving! Ages: 5 & under with an adult
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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.

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

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