Activities

Animal Lunch Time

What does a turtle eat for lunch? How about a salamander? Join us for this monthly program and get an up close look at how we feed and care for our resident live animals!
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Community Service Days

The Zionsville Parks and Recreation Department provides drop-in service opportunities for community members aged 16 years and older. If a volunteer is under the age of 16, they must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian.
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Fall Scavenger Hunt

Celebrate fall and develop observation skills by joining a naturalist on a fall scavenger hunt through Starkey Park.
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Family Night Hike

Join a naturalist for a guided hike to explore the sights and sounds of the forest at night! We will discuss nocturnal animals and how to use our senses to help us navigate the forest at night.
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Introduction to Pickleball

Join us for an introduction to pickleball! This class will cover the basics of pickleball rules, terminology, primary skills, and more. Paddles and balls will be provided. For safety reasons, the class will not meet if the courts are wet.
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Magical Park After Dark

Join the Zionsville Parks for some GLOW-in-the-dark Halloween fun under the stars in our digital playground Magical Park! Fitting for all people of all ages, Halloween costumes are optional.
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Nature 101 Series

Do you want to learn more about Natural History Topics? Check out our Monthly Nature 101 Series. Each month Naturalists from Zionsville Nature Center or guest speakers will present on a variety of nature topics.
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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.
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Preschoolers in the Park

Join the Zionsville Parks for outdoor play, learning, and exploration. Programs will focus on developing a sense of place in our community. Activities will focuses on local themes relevant to children’s daily lives and experiences.
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Project WET Teacher Workshop

Learn the science of climate change and how to localize these lessons for a place-based focus with Project WET: Climate, Water and Resilience.
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Reptiles of Indiana

It’s National Reptile Awareness Day! Did you know that Indiana is home to over 55 different species of reptiles? Join a Naturalist at the Zionsville Nature Center to learn what species of reptiles live in Indiana and meet one or more live reptiles!
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Roll & Read

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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Spectacular Spiders

Spiders are one of nature’s most interesting creatures! Often misunderstood, but spiders are very important to our ecosystem. Join us to learn a little more about these eight-legged friends and we will see if we can find a few!
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Trick or Trees - WAIT LIST CLOSED

Join Zionsville Parks and Recreation for our yearly family friendly Halloween event. Explore the forest and meadow in fall and collect treats along the way on our trick-or-treat trail. Come dressed in your favorite family friendly costume.
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Women Who Walk

Join us for Women Who Walk! 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 the others in our community!
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World Migratory Bird Day

Bird migration is well underway as birds are heading South for the winter. Join a Naturalist on an exciting bird hike to look for these migrating birds! Bring a pair of binoculars. We will have a few to borrow as well.
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