February Programs

Friday, February 2 - Animal Adventures: Animal Shadows


  • Register at www.zionsvillelibrary.org
  • When: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Ages: 3 - 6 years with an adult
  • Where: Hussey Mayfield Memorial Public Library and Zion Nature Center

Meet at the Library for story time fun. Afterwards, we will walk to the Zion Nature Center to discover shadows, and the animals that made them.

Saturday, February 3 - Coffee with the Birds

  • When: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech Street

Relax on this crisp winter morning with a cup of coffee and our feathered friends. Coffee is provided, but please bring your favorite mug.

Friday, February 9 - Mommy & Me: Owls

  • Register via email
  • When: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Ages: 1 - 3 years with an adult
  • Where: Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech Street

Give your toddler a fun and interactive introduction to nature in our Mommy and Me classes! Each month will focus on a different topic and will feature live animal encounters, stories, crafts, and nature exploration. Due to school being in session, parking is not available at the Zion Nature Center.

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Saturday, February 10 - Boy Scout Saturday: Bird Study Merit Badge

  • Register by February 22 via email
  • When: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Where: Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech Street

Park Naturalist and merit badge counselor Mindy Murdock will guide Boy Scouts through most of the requirements needed to earn their Bird Study Merit Badge. Requirements include how to use a bird field guide, correct use and care for binoculars, bird identification and song. Boy Scouts should come prepared with their blue card and dressed for the weather. Registration is required as space is limited. 

Friday, February 16 - Year of the Dog Walk

  • When: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Where: Creekside Nature Park, 11001 E Sycamore St

2018 is the Year of the Dog. Grab your favorite pup and join us as we celebrate Chinese New Year with an evening winter walk along Eagle Creek.

Saturday, February 17 - Great Backyard Bird Count

  • When: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Where: Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech Street

In 2017, more than 214,000 people from around the world participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Over 5,900 species were recorded during the four day event. Join the Zion Nature Center this weekend as we record the number of bird species around the Nature Center and within the Zion Nature Sanctuary.

Saturday, February 17 - Birds of Prey

  • When: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Where: Zionsville Town Hall, Community Room, 1100 W. Oak Street

Mark Booth of Take Flight Wildlife Education and his magnificent birds of prey are returning to Zionsville. Hawks, owls, falcons, and other raptors have long held our imagination. See what it’s like to be hawk-eyed or falcon-fast by meeting these magnificent predators up close and hearing the stories of our shared history.

Sunday, February 18 - Great Backyard Bird Count

  • When: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Where: Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech Street

In 2017, more than 214,000 people from around the world participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Over 5,900 species were recorded during the four day event. Join the Zion Nature Center this weekend as we record the number of bird species around the Nature Center and within the Zion Nature Sanctuary.

Saturday, February 24 - Backyard Maple Sugaring

  • Register via email
  • When: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Where: Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech Street

It is the sweetest time of year!  Learn about how the Native Americans discovered how to make maple syrup, how production has changed over the years, how to tap a tree, and even sample some freshly made maple syrup! Registration is required, as space is limited.

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