List of nature centers in Indiana

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This is a list of nature centers and environmental education centers in the state of Indiana.

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Bendix WoodsNew CarlisleSt. JosephNorthern Indiana195 acres including 26-acre state dedicated nature preserve, children's discovery room, operated by the County
Brown County State Park Nature CenterNashvilleBrownSouthern Indiana15,776 acres, features the Brown County Interpretive Center
Cagles Mill LakeCloverdalePutnamCentral Indiana8,075 acres, reservoir and state recreation area, features the Cable Mills Interpretive Center
Chain O'Lakes State Park Interpretive CenterAlbionNobleNorthern Indiana2,718 acres, one-room schoolhouse nature center
Clifty Falls State ParkMadisonJeffersonSouthern Indiana1,416 acres, includes a nature center
Cool Creek Park and Nature CenterCarmelHamiltonCentral Indianawebsite, 90 acres, operated by the County
Cope Environmental CenterCentervilleWayneCentral Indianawebsite, 102 acres, focus on sustainable living
Dunes Learning CenterChestertonPorterNorthern Indianawebsite, residential environmental education camp for the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Eagle Creek ParkIndianapolisMarionCentral Indiana3,900 acres, features the Earth Discovery Center and the Ornithology Center about birds
Falls of the Ohio State ParkClarksvilleClarkSouthern Indiana165 acres, visitor center museum exhibits about the park's fossil beds, natural and human history
Fort Harrison State ParkLawrenceMarionCentral Indiana1,700 acres, interpretive center with environmental education programs
Harmonie State ParkNew HarmonyPoseySouthwestern Indiana3,465 acres
Hayes ArboretumRichmondWayneCentral Indiana355 acres, displays about trees, native woods and plants, flora and fauna
Hilltop Garden and Nature CenterBloomingtonMonroeSouthern Indianawebsite, operated by Indiana University, demonstration gardens, gardening and nature education programs
Holliday Park and Nature CenterIndianapolisMarionCentral Indianawebsite, 95 acres, operated by the City, Marion County and Holliday Park natural and environmental history, features hands-on, discovery-based activities for all ages
Indiana Dunes State Park Nature CenterChestertonPorterNorthern Indiana2,182 acres (883 ha), nature center open year round
Kirkendall Interpretive Nature CenterKokomoHowardCentral Indianawebsite, operated by the City in the 100-acre Jackson Morrow Park, features aquariums, mounts of area mammals, birds, insects, fish, fossils
Lilly Nature CenterWest LafayetteTippecanoeCentral Indianawebsite, operated by the City in 195-acre Celery Bog Nature Area
Lincoln State Park Nature CenterLincoln CitySpencerSouthwestern Indiana1,747 acres, park includes boyhood home of President Abraham Lincoln and the Lincoln Interpretive Center by the Pine Hills area
Luhr County Park & Nature CenterLa PorteLa PorteNorthern Indianawebsite, 89 acres, operated by the County, hands-on environmental displays and exhibits, live animals, and wildlife observation room
Maplewood Nature CenterLaGrangeLaGrangeNorthern Indianawebsite, operated by the County
McCloud Nature ParkNorth SalemHendricksCentral Indianawebsite, operated by the County, 232-acre park, nature center features interactive nature exhibits, bird viewing area, greenhouse, resource library and monthly rotating art exhibits
McCormick's Creek State ParkSpencerOwenCentral Indiana1,924 acres, includes a nature center
Merry Lea Environmental CenterWolf LakeNobleNorthern Indiana1,150 acres, operated by Goshen College, programs for schools, field laboratory for students studying ecology, environmental education and agroecology
Metea County ParkLeo-CedarvilleAllenNorthern Indianawebsite, operated by the County, 250 acres, includes the Gloria Goeglein Nature Center
Mounds State ParkAndersonMarionCentral Indiana251 acres, interpretive center includes a wildlife viewing room, animal displays, interactive games, exhibits about the 10 ceremonial mounds built by the prehistoric Adena culture
O'Bannon Woods State ParkCorydonHarrisonSouthern Indiana2,000 acres, houses the O'Bannon Woods Interpretive Center, which offers exhibits and nature programs year round
Patoka Lake Interpretive CenterBirdseyeDuboisSouthwestern Indiana25,800 acres with 8,800-acre reservoir
Paynetown State Recreation Area Activity CenterMonroeSouthern IndianaNature center at the Paynetown Beach, drop-in activities, live reptiles, open seasonally
Pokagon Nature CenterAngolaSteubenNorthern IndianaLocated in 1,260-acre Pokagon State Park, animals and displays about Pokagon and its surrounding areas
Potato Creek State ParkNorth LibertySt. JosephNorthern Indiana3,840 acres, nature center includes live animals
Rum Village Nature CenterSouth BendSt. JosephNorthern Indianawebsite, 160 acres, operated by the City, exhibits about the plant and animal life of northern Indiana
Salamonie Interpretive and Nature CenterAndrewsHuntingtonNorthern Indianawebsite, operated by the State, programs for the J.E. Roush Fish and Wildlife Area, Mississinewa Lake, Ouabache State Park, Salamonie Lake and Salamonie River State Forest, features live animals, interactive reservoir exhibits, natural and cultural history displays
Shakamak State ParkJasonvilleGreeneSouthern Indiana1,766 acres, seasonal nature center
Spicer Lake Nature CenterNew CarlisleSt. JosephNorthern Indianawebsite, 320 acres, trails along wetlands, woods and old-growth fields, nature center, environmental education programs, operated by the County
Spring Mill State ParkMitchellLawrenceSouthern Indiana1,358 acres, park includes a pioneer village, nature center, memorial for astronaut Gus Grissom, cave tours by boat
Tulip Creek Nature CenterLigonierNobleNorthern Indianawebsite, 50 acres
Turkey Run State ParkMarshallParkeCentral2,382 acres, nature center open year round
Versailles State ParkVersaillesRipleySouthern Indiana5,988 acres, seasonal interpretive programs
Wesselman Woods Nature PreserveEvansvilleVanderburghSouthwestern Indiana240 acres, owned by the City and operated by the non-profit Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve Society
Woodlawn Nature CenterElkhartElkhartNorthern Indianawebsite, 10 acres, natural history museum, managed by the Woodlawn Nature Council
Zion Nature Center (Indiana)ZionsvilleBooneCentral Indianawebsite, operated by the City, supported by the Friends of Zion Nature Center


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