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January

Snowshoe Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Snowshoe Hike

Date: Sunday, January 06 1-3pm (CT)

Meet a ranger at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center for a quick lesson on using snowshoes and then take a guided snowshoe walk to enjoy the beauty of winter. A limited number of snowshoes are available...Read More

BLOW OUT: FULL FORCE by Sarah Krepp has been added to your travel planner!
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BLOW OUT: FULL FORCE by Sarah Krepp

Dates: January 08 - March 31, 2019 10am-5pm Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday; 10am-8:30pm Wednesday; Noon-5pm Saturday & Sunday (CT)

Explosive energy dominates the work of Sarah Krepp. Krepp locates a powerful gesture in found materials, in blown-out shredded tires which are gathered from highway debris. Blow-outs force the...Read More

Embrace by Lynn Olson has been added to your travel planner!
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Embrace by Lynn Olson

Dates: January 08 - March 31, 2019 10am-5pm Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday; 10am-8:30pm Wednesday; Noon-5pm Saturday & Sunday (CT))

Steel, steel fibers, and cement. This exhibit is free and open to the public. 

Polar Nights/ and Polar Night II by Olivia Petrides has been added to your travel planner!
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Polar Nights/ and Polar Night II by Olivia Petrides

Dates: January 08 - March 31, 2019 10am-5pm Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday; 10am-8:30pm Wednesday; Noon-5pm Saturday & Sunday (CT)

Petrides' drawings are immersive, large-scale abstractions based on her direct observation of the aurora borealis, or northern lights. Petrides utilizes simple tools and the basic element of drawing...Read More

The Icons of Ammo Boxes: Art by Sofia Atlantova and Oleksandr Klymenko has been added to your travel planner!
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The Icons of Ammo Boxes: Art by Sofia Atlantova and Oleksandr Klymenko

Dates: January 08 - March 31, 2019 10am-5pm Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday; 10am-8:30pm Wednesday; Noon-5pm Saturday & Sunday (CT)

An artist visiting Edmonton from Ukraine is attempting the magnificent - transfiguring symbols of death back towards the light of life. "The main idea is transfiguration -...Read More

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

Date: Wednesday, January 09 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

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

Date: Saturday, January 12 2-4pm (CT)

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. 

Winter Open House - Dunes Learning Center has been added to your travel planner!
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Winter Open House - Dunes Learning Center

Date: Saturday, January 12 11am-3pm (CT)

Don't let shorter days and cooler temperatures keep you inside. Join the Dunes Learning Center naturalists for an afternoon of outdoor fun, plus an indoor "campfire" featuring...Read More

Winterfest - Douglas Center has been added to your travel planner!
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Winterfest - Douglas Center

Date: Saturday, January 12 10am-3pm (CT)

Celebrate the season when you don't have to worry about mosquitoes! Join park staff and partners for a variety of hikes, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and more. Fun will be had by all with or...Read More

Winterfest - Indiana Dunes Visitor Center has been added to your travel planner!
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Winterfest - Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Date: Saturday, January 12 10am-3pm (CT)

Celebrate the season when you don't have to worry about mosquitoes! Join park staff and partners for a variety of hikes, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and more. Fun will be had by all with or...Read More

Movie Screening - Douglas Center has been added to your travel planner!
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Movie Screening - Douglas Center

Date: Sunday, January 13 2-3pm (CT)

Join a ranger in the Visitor Center's theatre for a screening of a national park or outdoor-related documentary.

Movie Screening - Indiana Dunes Visitor Center has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Movie Screening - Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Date: Sunday, January 13 2-3pm (CT)

Join a ranger in the Visitor Center's theatre for a screening of a national park or outdoor-related documentary.

Thursday Night Noir! - Detour (1945) has been added to your travel planner!
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Thursday Night Noir! - Detour (1945)

Date: Thursday, January 17 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

Keely and Du has been added to your travel planner!
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Keely and Du

Dates: January 18 - February 02, 2019 Times vary by date (CT)

From the author of Talking With, here is an explosive and controversial drama. Du, a right-to-life activist, and Keely, a pregnant rape victim Du is confirming,...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, January 18 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

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