Activities

Art in Nature

Create your own unique art using natural materials in this exciting art series. Each of our Art in Nature programs start off on an easy hike with a Naturalist to explore one of our parks and to collect materials.
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Backyard Maple Sugaring

Are you interested in making your own maple syrup? You can get started in your own yard with just a few supplies! Join Naturalist and sugar maker, Rachel Felling, for this webinar to learn the basics of backyard maple syrup production.
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Beginning Vegetable Gardening

Join garden enthusiast and Naturalist Mindy Murdock as she walks you through the steps of planning out your vegetable garden. We will touch on garden styles such as raised bed, square foot, trellising and container gardens.
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Deer Discovery

Let’s talk about deer! These magical creatures can be found throughout Indiana because they are very adaptive and can thrive in many different conditions.
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Do You Wanna Build a Snowman

Snowflakes are unique, just like you! Join us to create your own, 3-D snow friend sculpture. Learn about snow celebrity Wilson Bentley, and design coffee filter snowflakes!
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Per Snowman$5.00

Family Nature Games

Looking for a way to bring your family together? Join us at the Zionsville Nature Center for some friendly competition! Come learn all about Indiana nature while playing a variety of kid-friendly games.
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Full Moon Hike

Join a naturalist for a guided full moon hike to connect with nature and discover the night sky. Hiking at night while the moon is at its fullest can be an amazing experience.
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Get Crafting!

Join the Zionsville Parks for some fun crafting! Each month we'll have a different craft for you to try. Invite your family and friends and let's get crafting.
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Keychain$3.00

Girl Scout Saturday

Calling all Daisies and Brownies! This Girl Scout Day is for you! Join our Naturalists at the Zionsville Nature Center. During this program, we will go on a guided trail hike adventure and create art with nature
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Heart Hunt Hike

Join the Zionsville Parks on a heart pumping hike around Elm Street Green. We’ll get your heart racing as we search for the hearts hidden around the park.
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Jr Ecologist Homeschool Club

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.
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Per Child $3.00

Junior Naturalist

Kids, here is your chance to become a Naturalist for a day. Work with our staff to clean and feed the Zionsville Nature Center’s turtles, snakes and other educational animals.
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Junior Yogis

Children ages 3-6 will enjoy imaginative activities to introduce yoga, mindfulness, relaxation and breathing. Caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.
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Maple Magic

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!
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Mating Ritual of Birds: Love Birds

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Zionsville Nature Center! Did you know there are a lot of birds already building their nests in Indiana? Learn about these birds, their unique courtship dances, and how they raise their young.
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Owl Prowl

Winter is one of the best times of the year to spot owls. Come learn about the different owls that make their home in Zionsville and head out with a Naturalist to hopefully observe some in the wild.
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Recycled Bird Feeders

Winter is a great time to feed the birds! Bring a 2L bottle to the Zionsville Nature Center to make your own bird feeder! We’ll supply the materials to make it as well as a small bag of birdseed!
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Sensory Walk

There are many benefits of nature walks including all the sights and sound that make for a multi-sensory experience. Let’s explore nature – one sense at a time. Join a naturalist for a guided hike that activates all five of our senses.
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Suet Bird Feeders

Winter is a great time for feeding birds. Suet is rich in fat and proteins to help keep the birds warm! Join a naturalist at Zionsville Nature Center to create your very own suet bird feeder to take home.
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Toddler Trek

Research shows that outdoor play has numerous benefits for a child's physical and emotional well-being. This is an informal, fun morning outdoors exploring our local parks, rain or shine!
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Women Who Walk

Our walking program is a great way to stay active and gather in nature! We will walk through the woods for an hour, learn about happenings in the parks and socialize with others in our community!
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