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 Jun. 2 - Sun Jun. 11

    Zionsville Nature Play Days Brought to you by Zionsville Parks Foundation The goal of Nature Play Days is to get kids outside and remind families that nature play is important and can happen close to home. Zionsville Parks and Recreation and its community partners offer free nature, art, cultural and recreational programs during this ten-day long event. Zionsville Nature Play Days is in partnership with Indiana Children and Nature Network.
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  2. Fri Jun. 2

    Zionsville Nature Play Days Kickoff! Have you ever made a gigantic bubble before? Visit us at the Library Summer Kickoff and try your hand at creating bubbles of all sizes.
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  3. Sat Jun. 3

    Fishing FUN! It’s free fishing weekend! Kids, join Zionsville Parks and Recreation staff to learn some basics of fishing such as casting and knot tying. Then we’ll see what’s biting in Overley-Worman pond. Bring your gear, or you can borrow ours. Ages: 6 - 16
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  4. Mon Jun. 5

    Creekstomper Car Wash Grab your favorite toy car or truck and join us at Heritage Trail Park for our bubble car wash. Get your vehicles squeaky clean, and then enjoy our Park and PLAY yard games while they dry in the summer sun!
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  5. Mon Jun. 5

    Wetland Exploration Wear rubber boots and clothes that can get wet and muddy as we get off the boardwalk and explore the wetland to look for frogs, crayfish, fish and more! Ages: 4+
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  1. Zionsville Nature Center

    Physical Address
    250 N 5th Street
    Zionsville, IN 46077

    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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