Upcoming Events

Self-led Events

Independent Programs

Cute Girl

Riddle Me This

Now - December 4th

Every day, dawn to dusk

Work your body and your mind,

when you hike the Orange Trail and find,

riddles and fun facts about native

Trail starts at the East Side Parking Lot
(corner of Hayes Arb Rd & Woodside Dr).


Self-led | Family-friendly | Free

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Read & Roam: We're Going on a Bear Hunt!

December 7th - January 1st

Tuesday-Saturday, 9-5pm

Bring story time to the forest! Hike the Blue Trail and read Michael Rosen's retelling of We're Going on a Bear Hunt!

The Blue Trail (0.75 miles) has some steep hills. Starts behind Nature Center.


Self-led | Family-friendly | Free

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Winter Activity Packets

December 14th - 23rd

Tuesday-Saturday, 9-5pm

Need something for your child to do this winter break? Pick up one of our winter packets in the Nature Center! This packet includes activities for both inside and outside adventures.

Packets can be picked up inside the Nature Center Tuesday-Saturday, 9-5pm. No registration necessary.

Self-led | Family-friendly | Free

Saturday, Jan 1st | 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!


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!