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April

Summer Camp Open House has been added to your travel planner!
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Summer Camp Open House

Date: Saturday, April 06 11am-3pm (CT)

Celebrate spring with a day of fun in the dunes! Sample popular activities, tour camp facilities, meet our staff and ask questions about the upcoming summer season at this annual summer camp kick-off...Read More

Miller Woods Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Miller Woods Hike

Dates: April 07 - April 28, 2019 1:30-3:30pm (CT)

The hike starts at the National Lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center and travels through varied habitats including rare and beautiful black oak savanna and offers incredible views of Lake Michigan and...Read More

Valparaiso University Art Student Exhibition has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso University Art Student Exhibition

Dates: April 09 - May 12, 2019 10am-5pm Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday; 10am-8:30pm Wednesday; Noon-5pm Saturday & Sunday (CT)

Come see the recent work of Valparaiso University's talented students displayed in the Brauer Museum's West Gallery. A variety of media, including painting, drawing, photography,...Read More

Nature Tots Program has been added to your travel planner!
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Nature Tots Program

Date: Wednesday, April 10 10am-noon (CT)

Nature Tots, aged 2-4, will learn about nature through a ranger-led story time, crafts and outdoor play. Parents will enjoy meeting other parents and learning fun ideas for bringing nature into their...Read More

Boeing Boeing has been added to your travel planner!
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Boeing Boeing

Dates: April 12 - April 28, 2019 Times vary by date (CT)

This 1960's French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian Lothario, Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each a beautiful airline hostess with...Read More

Annual Friends Native Plant Sale has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual Friends Native Plant Sale

Date: Saturday, April 13 8am-1pm (CT)

Herald the return of spring with wildflowers everywhere. More than 100 Northwest Indiana native plant species, including woodland flowering plants, ferns, prairie flowering plants, grasses, shrubs...Read More

Art in the National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Art in the National Lakeshore

Date: Saturday, April 13 2-4pm (CT)

Edward Burns. Meet local artists who use the dunes as inspiration to create their art. Learn how they photograph, paint, draw and write. Programs may be inside or outside. 

Beatles in the Barn has been added to your travel planner!
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Beatles in the Barn

Date: Saturday, April 13 6-10:30pm (CT)

A night of music dedicated to the Beatles.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt has been added to your travel planner!
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Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 13 8-11am; 10am Easter Egg Hunt (CT)

Free photos with the Easter Bunny, sponsored by Walgreen on Central Avenue, will take place along with breakfast. All proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the many projects and clubs that the...Read More

Migration Birding Hike with the Indiana Audubon Society has been added to your travel planner!
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Migration Birding Hike with the Indiana Audubon Society

Date: Saturday, April 13 8-10am (CT)

Join birding expert and Indiana Audoubon Society Executive Director Brad Bumgardner for his migration birding series. Meet at the Visitor Center and car pool to the birding spot of the month. Bring...Read More

Quidditch Tournament at Historic Chellberg Farm has been added to your travel planner!
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Quidditch Tournament at Historic Chellberg Farm

Date: Saturday, April 13 Noon-3pm (CT)

Yes, the Harry Potter craze has made its way into schools, playgrounds, and backyards across the country, And now, Chellberg Farm. Please come out and join in on the fun. The unique children's game...Read More

Shuttle Bus Tours has been added to your travel planner!
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Shuttle Bus Tours

Date: Sunday, April 14 1-3pm (CT)

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

Thursday Night Noir! - Nightfall (1957) has been added to your travel planner!
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Thursday Night Noir! - Nightfall (1957)

Date: Thursday, April 18 7pm (CT)

Spend an evening in the shadowy world of noir, with hard-boiled detectives, femme fatales and capers gone haywire. A presentation and discussion will follow each screening. These events are free and...Read More

Music Heritage Series at the National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Music Heritage Series at the National Lakeshore

Date: Friday, April 19 7:30-9pm (CT)

Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with the sounds of each season at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Tune up your vocal cords and gather for a...Read More

Drop-in Volunteering Opportunity at National Lakeshore - Park Connection Office has been added to your travel planner!
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Drop-in Volunteering Opportunity at National Lakeshore - Park Connection Office

Date: Saturday, April 20 9am-noon (CT)

Join staff and fellow volunteers in helping to care for your local national park. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable clothes; work gloves and equipment will be provided.

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Indiana Dunes

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