Upcoming Events

Self-led Events

Independent Programs

Bear Hug

Read & Roam:
Bear Snores On

Now - Dec 23rd

Tuesday - Saturday, 9-5pm

Bring story time to the woods!


Start on the Blue Trail (0.75 mile dirt trail) behind the Nature Center.


Self-led | Family-friendly | Free


Nature Appreciation Hike

Now - Dec 3rd

Every Day, Dawn to Dusk

During this season of thanks, let us not forget how amazing nature is.


Learn fun facts about the world around us, search for items along the way, and enjoy the hike.


The hike begins in the East Side Parking Lot (corner of Hayes Arb Rd and Woodside Dr) and follows the Orange Hiking Trail.


Self-led | Family-friendly | Free

Saturday, Dec 10th | 9AM

*Saturday, Dec 31st | 9AM

American Discovery Trail Hiking Club

Do you want to walk our trails but don't want to go alone? Tag along with the American Discovery Trail Hiking Club as they hike the forests of Hayes Arboretum. Learn more about the group and future dates and locations here.

Meet at the Nature Center parking lot (801 Elks Rd)

*Meet at the East Side parking lot (corner of Hayes Arb Rd & Woodside Dr)

Free and open to all!

Tuesday, Jan 17th | 6:30PM

Eastern Indiana Beekeepers Meeting

Are you an avid bee lover or want to learn more about beekeeping? Join the Eastern Indiana Beekeepers as they meet on various topics. Learn more here


Free and open to all!