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Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education

Address

100 N. Lake St., Gary, IN 46403

Contact

Phone: (219) 395-1882

About

The Douglas Center is located within Indiana Dunes National Park and operates as the park's western visitor center as well as the site of field trips. Douglas Center is open year round and provides visitors with all kinds of information and activities to help them learn about and appreciate the national lakeshore. It hosts exhibits, classrooms, and provides access to the 2.5 mile Miller Woods Trail which extends all the way out to Lake Michigan.

Events:

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Douglas Center Open House at National Park

Dates: January 05 - December 28, 2019
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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 or fish, or join a ranger for a hike in Miller Woods.

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Playdate in the Nature Play Zone

Date: Saturday, September 21
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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.

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Biking & Birding

Date: Saturday, October 05
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Bring your bike and we will provide the binoculars and take you to some fun spots in Miller to see birds and enjoy a morning bike ride. Get your exercise and learn some basic birding techniques.

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Playdate in the Nature Play Zone

Date: Saturday, November 16
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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.