Join birding expert and Indiana Audubon Society Executive Director Brad Bumgardner for this monthly birding series. Meet at the Visitor Center and car pool to the birding spot of the month. Bring...Read More
Enjoy hands-on family activities in the park's west end Visitor Center, especially the new Nature Play Zone where unstructured play in nature is the tradition. Help feed the center's resident turtles...Read More
Portage Easter Egg Hunt, kids will have fun gathering up candy dropped from a helicopter. The hunt is for kids ages 3-11 years old. Parents please bring a basket/bag for collecting candy and eggs.
Join local fishing expert and park ranger Ryan Koepke for a presentation to learn some of the "secret locations" in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and surrounding areas.
The Portage Kiwanis Club's Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will take place in the Oakwood Grand Hall. Free photos with the Easter Bunny, sponsored by Walgreen on Central Avenue, will take place along...Read More
Avoid long lines at the mall and come out to Taltree for your family photos with the Easter Bunny! Stop by the Depot and have your fun moment captured forever by a professional photographer. After...Read More
Scramble to collect eggs filled with treasures in the Children's Adventure Garden. Parents are asked to accompany young children. There will be separate times for different age groups, check their...Read More
Join a ranger for a two-hour tour of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in one of the park's heated, 15-passenger shuttle buses. This is a great way to see the park's amazing winter landscapes without...Read More
Get out of the house this January and enjoy some free films at Indiana Dunes. Join staff and visitors a the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center for the screening of the...Read More
Featuring dwarf plants and model steam engine trains, the exhibit showcases the impact steam engine trains had on early 19th century US railroads. Check the website for special...Read More
The Valparaiso University Jazz Festival is a week-long event full of performances from high school to professional level musicians featuring the University's faculty and student ensembles, and other...Read More
Start your month with a Saturday hike. A naturalist will guide visitors through the arboretum and focus on seasonal changes and interests. In April, the People of the Woods exhibit lines Heron Trail....Read 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.