Upcoming Events

Self-led Events

Independent Programs


Read & Roam: Seeds

June 9th - July 3rd

Tuesday-Saturdays, 9-5pm

Bring story time to the woods!  Follow Carme Lemniscates' story along the Red Trail (starts behind Nature Center).

The Red Trail is a dirt trail 1 mile in length on the West Side of the property (801 Elks Rd Entrance).


Self-led | Family-friendly | Free

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Nocturnal Neighbors

June 15th - 19th, 9-5pm

Who is that in the shadows? Try to identify nocturnal animals from a silhouette and learn how they can see us, even when we can't see them!


This program will be on the Blue Trail. The Blue Trail is a dirt trail (0.75 miles) that begins behind the Nature Center.  


Self-led | Family-friendly | Free


Endangered in Indiana

June 22nd - 26th, 9-5pm

Learn about the animals that are listed as endangered and species of greatest concern here in Indiana.


The Orange Hiking Trail (approx 1.5 miles) is located on the East Side (corner of Hayes Arb Rd & Woodside Dr).


Self-led | Family-friendly | Free

Tuesday, June 15th, 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! 

Saturday, June 26th, 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!