Upcoming Events

Self-led Events

Independent Programs


August 18th - October 24th

Tuesday-Saturdays, 9-5pm

Want to strengthen your tree identification skills? Check out our ArbLeaf Program! 51 unique trees are marked with QR tags and orange ribbons on our West Side (Main Entrance). Learn more here.

Self-led, family-friendly, free.

Halloween Read & Roam:

The Three Bears' Halloween

October 17th - 31st

Tuesday-Saturdays, 9-5pm

Follow Baby Bear, Mama Bear, and Papa Bear as they stumble upon a scary house while trick-or-treating. Will they go inside?


Find out by hiking the Blue Trail behind the Nature Center (801 Elks Road).

Self-led, family-friendly, free.

October 24th, 8:30am

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.

All dates: Meet at the Main Entrance parking lot in front of the Nature Center.

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!