Upcoming Events

Self-led Events

Independent Programs


Pollinator Path


Enjoy a pleasant stroll through the Pollinator Fields on the East Side (corner of Hayes Arb Road & Woodside Drive).  There will be info on the flora and fauna along the pathway!

Start at the East Side Parking Lot and follow the signs to the Pollinator Fields! 


Self-led | Family-friendly | Free

Blades of Grass

Read & Roam:
In the Tall Tall Grass

Now - Aug  14th, Dawn to Dusk

Read Denise Fleming's In the Tall Tall Grass in the East Side Pollinator Fields! Follow the Orange Hiking Trail from the East Side Parking Lot.


Self-led | Family-friendly | Free

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Garden Sensory Walk

July 27th - 31st, 9-5pm

Take a moment to smell the flowers with a quick stop to our Herb & Butterfly Gardens!

The gardens are located in the Nature Playscape on the West Side (801 Elks Road).


Self-led | Family-friendly | Free

Saturday, July 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)

Free and open to all!


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!