Upcoming Events

Self-led Events

Independent Programs

School Bus

Read & Roam:
The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds

Now - June 25th

Tuesday - Saturday, 9-5pm

Join Ms Frizzle as the Magic School Bus travels inside a flower!

Start the story on the Red Trail. This trail begins behind the Nature Center and is approximately 1 mile.

Thank you to Every Child Can Read for their generous book donation!

*all books have been given away*


Free and open to all!

Girl with Flower

Hayes Summer Adventures

Now - July 30th

Tuesday - Saturday, 10-4pm

Join us for a summer of free family hikes and crafts!  Each week will have a unique theme that includes a free staff-led hike at 10am. Crafts will be located in the Butterfly Cottage in the Nature Playscape.


June 7th - 11th: Forests

June 14th - 18th: Birds

June 21st - 25th: Pond Life

July 5th - 9th: Nature Sounds

July 12th - 16th: Insects

July 19th - 23rd: Flowers

July 26th - 30th: Pollinators


Free and open to all!

Saturday, June 25th | 9am-4pm

Woodcarving Workshop

Join woodcarving artist Dayle Lewis for a woodcarving workshop! For more information or to register, click here.

Saturday, July 2nd | 9:00am 

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)

Free and open to all!

Tuesday, July 19th | 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!