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. Fri Oct. 29

    Magical Park after Dark Join the Zionsville Parks for some GLOW-in-the-dark Halloween fun under the stars in our digital playground Magical Park! Fitting for all people of all ages, Halloween costumes are optional. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a device with cellular service.
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  3. Sat Oct. 30

    Halloween Dog Walk Dress yourself and your pooch up for this fun group dog walk through the Zion Nature Sanctuary. This walk also counts as a group walk for Tails on the Trails. Then enjoy a tasty treat, for both dogs and people, after our hike through the woods.
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  4. Tue Nov. 2

    Jr Ecologist Homeschool Club: Ornithology Join a Naturalist with the Zionsville Nature Center in this exciting homeschool club series! Each month, we will go into depths of different nature topics in a short lesson followed by hands-on activities. Afterwards, each child will get to take home a packet to further explore the topic of the month! This is a drop-off program, but parents and families are welcome to stay nearby. This November, learn all about Ornithology! Join us at the Zionsville Nature Center and discuss the topic of bir...
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  5. Wed Nov. 3

    Eastern Box Turtle Discovery Eastern Box Turtles are one of many species that call Indiana home. These unique reptiles are considered a vulnerable species due to habitat loss. Join a naturalist for a talk about Eastern Box Turtle characteristics, habitat, and adaptations. Then meet Shelly and Scooter, two Eastern Box Turtles that call the Zionsville Nature Center home.
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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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