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.


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. Tue May 24

    Scavenger Hunt! Happy National Scavenger Hunt Day! Celebrate with Zionsville Park & Recreation by exploring one of our amazing parks. Discover nature and use your observation skills by completing a nature-based scavenger hunt.
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  2. Wed May 25

    Party in the Park Join the Zionsville Parks as we celebrate the last day of school with a party at Mulberry Fields Park. Enjoy games and activities with your favorite park staff, a visit from the Zionsville Nature Center, live music by The Papercuts, the Hussey Mayfield Memorial Public Library bookmobile, and the opening of the Mulberry Fields Splash Pad! Bonus! Fundaes and Chick-Fil-A will be on site to grab a snack or dinner.
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  3. Thu May 26

    Women Who Walk Do you love to walk, but don’t always have others to join you? Our walking program is a great way to stay active and gather in nature! We will walk for an hour, learn about happenings in the parks and socialize with others in our community! Ages 18+
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  4. Fri May 27

    Introduction to Pickleball Join the pickleball craze that has been sweeping the nation! Join us for an introduction to pickleball! This class will cover the basics of pickleball rules, terminology, primary skills, and more. For safety reasons, the class will not meet if the courts are wet. Equipment will be provided. Ages: 15 years and up
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  5. Sat May 28

    Stream Search What creatures make their home in our local streams? What can these animals tell us about the water quality? Grab your boots or water shoes and join us to explore the creek and see who we can find and learn about the creatures in the creek! Dress to get wet and muddy. Ages: 5 & up
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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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