Upcoming Events

Self-led Events

Independent Programs



Now - Oct  30th, 9-5pm

Collect leaves (or create a digital album) from 51 unique trees on our West Side! More info here.


Self-led | Family-friendly | Free

Fall Tokens

Leaf Match

Sept 28th - Oct  9th

Tuesday - Saturdays, 9-5pm

The leaves are beginning to fall! See if you can finds leaves that match our signs on the trail!


Start on the Yellow Trail and follow the arrows.


Self-led | Family-friendly | Free

Dry Yellow Leaf

Read & Roam:
Full of Fall

Now - Oct 2nd

Tuesday - Saturdays, 9-5pm

Take story time to the forest!


Hike the Yellow Trail behind the Nature Center to follow along with April Pulley Sayre's Full of Fall.


Self-led | Family-friendly | Free


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!