Upcoming Events

Self-led Events

Independent Programs


Read & Roam:
When Spring Comes

Now - May 28th

Tuesday - Saturday, 9-5pm

Spring is here! Enjoy Kevin Henkes' When Spring Comes along the Yellow Trail. 

Start the story on the Yellow Trail. This trail begins behind the Nature Center and is approximately 1 mile. Includes steep hills.


Free and open to all!

Girl with Flower

Hayes Summer Adventures

June 7th - 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!

Tuesday, May 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! 

Thursday, May 26th | 4:00pm 

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!