Celebrate Earth Day at this family-oriented event. Exhibits and interactive displays for everyone. This free event features lots of fun, family-friendly activities with a theme of enjoying outdoor...Read More
Gia Wagner-Savannas. Meet local experts and scientists who are conducting research in the national park. Examine the knowledge gained by researchers during a presentation on their work and a short...Read More
An unveiling of student Visual Art which will be displayed at over 20 downtown locations. Attendees will receive a map and visit each location to view the incredible artistic talent of our youth! At...Read More
Join at the Butterfield Family Pavilion for an afternoon of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Visit the Marketspace, participate in STE@M challenges, and experience different types of...Read More
Begin this easy discovery walk at the Nature Center to see which of our woodland spring wildflowers are blooming. The Naturalist will help you take a closer look. You will also learn some of the...Read More
Explore the Little Calumet River floodplain and its great diversity of spring wildflowers. You'll be listening to the spring songs of birds and frogs. Meet in the Heron Rookery parkin lot. Be...Read More
Meet at the Nature Center for this easy and accessible hike to the beach. You will learn the story of our dunes creek and more about the unique history of this area on this 1-hour stroll.
Beckie Menzie, Marianne Murphy, and Orland Laura Freeman combine to celebrate the groundbreaking music of Carole King, Carly Simon, and Joni Mitchell. Inspired by the book, Girls Like Us by...Read More
Questions will cover the history of Nintendo from 1980 to the present. Show off your knowledge of the games, movies, TV, and more. Teams of 1-4 can vie for the prize. Doors open at 6:45 pm and will...Read More
Enjoy a special tour of architecturally significant homes in and around Indiana Dunes National Park Included on the tour are two Swedish historical homes: the Gust Lindstrom house and the restored...Read More
Start your month with a Saturday hike. A naturalist will guide visitors through the arboretum and focus on seasonal changes and interests. The month of May offers blooming plants throughout the...Read More
Kids of all ages are invited to spend a couple of hours having fun in nature. Join a ranger and explore Miller Woods, build a fort, climb a tree, create awesome nature art, and so much more.
Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches, more than 70 miles of hiking trails, and more than 350 species of birds? Explore the Indiana Dunes, then shake off the sand south of the dunes with great lodging, dining, shopping, and attractions.