Upcoming Events

Self-led Events

Independent Programs

Read & Roam:

The Trouble with Dragons

Now - May 1st

Tuesday-Saturdays, 9-5pm

Enter the world of dragons with our latest Read & Roam! Hike the Red Trail (1 mile) to experience Debi Gliori's environmentally themed children's book that parents are sure to love! The Red Trail is a dirt trail that starts behind the Nature Center (801 Elks Rd).   


Self-led | Family-friendly | Free

Weed Wrangle

Saturday, April 17th


Join Hayes Arboretum and WIPER for a spring garlic mustard pull.

Register for the free event here.

Free and open to all!

Saturday, April 24th, 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!

Friday, April 30th, 12-4pm

Clean Out E-Waste

Doing some spring cleaning? Consider recycling your e-waste at the St Andrew's Parking Lot (235 South 5th Street, Richmond, IN)

To learn more, click here.


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!