Zionsville Nature Center

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Mission


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.

Location


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


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. Mon Oct. 25

    Roll & Read Don't miss this last Roll and Read of the season! Grab your wagon or stroller and join us as we read the latest story along the new StoryWalk trail at Elm Street Green. Our adventures will include opportunities for creativity, movement, and learning.
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  3. Mon Oct. 25

    Nature 101: Bats Tim Shier, Assistant Nongame Mammologist with Indiana Department of Natural Resources will be joining us for a in depth program on bats. Tim will discuss bat species native to Indiana, their habits, conservation, why bats are important, the threats they face, as well as dispelling the many myths of these important nocturnal creatures.
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  4. Tue Oct. 26

    Preschoolers in the Park Join the Zionsville Parks for outdoor play, learning, and exploration. Activities will focus on local themes, literacy, mathematics, social studies, science, movement, and the arts relevant to children’s daily lives and experiences. Ages: 6 & Under w/Adult
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  5. Wed Oct. 27

    Not-So-Scary Animals With Halloween only a few days away, come learn about some not-so-scary critters! Join us for a short presentation and activity breaking the myths about “creepy” creatures that often get a bad reputation, such as snakes and spiders. Then meet some of our own not-so-scary animals 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.

    Hours:
    Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    CLOSED Sunday & Monday

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