Upcoming Events

March

Badass Women of the Dunes Bus Tour has been added to your travel planner!
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Badass Women of the Dunes Bus Tour

Date: Saturday, March 30 Check website for times

Hop on the Badass Bus and learn about the legacies of women who made history but might not be talked about in history books! You will explore, hike, and discuss the places in or near the...Read More

Where to Fish in the National Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Where to Fish in the National Park

Date: Saturday, March 30 Check website for times

Join local fishing expert and park ranger Ryan Koepke to learn some of the best fishing locations in the national park and surrounding area.

Where to Fish in the National Park has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Where to Fish in the National Park

Date: Sunday, March 31 Check website for times

Join local fishing expert and park ranger Ryan Koepke to learn some of the best fishing locations in the national park and surrounding area.

April

Empty Bowls Project has been added to your travel planner!
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Empty Bowls Project

Date: Saturday, April 06 11am-1:30pm (CT)

Guests are served a simple meal of soup and bread and are then invited to keep the handmade bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world. Donations benefit the Portage Food Pantry. Ticket includes soup...Read More

Gardening at Chellberg Farm has been added to your travel planner!
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Gardening at Chellberg Farm

Date: Saturday, April 06 9am-Noon (CT)

Spend the morning helping the Chellberg Farms garden get off to a great start. gardening is a great way to spend a morning at your National Park.

Native Plant Talk: Nathanael Pilla & Steve Sass has been added to your travel planner!
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Native Plant Talk: Nathanael Pilla & Steve Sass

Date: Saturday, April 06 Check website for times

Join a regional botanist for a presentation on the Indiana Dunes flora and what we can do to minimize our impact where we live. Come celebrate the bontanical treasures of the Indiana Dunes.

Playdate in the Nature Play Zone has been added to your travel planner!
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Playdate in the Nature Play Zone

Date: Saturday, April 06 Check website for times

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.

Ringing in Spring has been added to your travel planner!
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Ringing in Spring

Date: Saturday, April 06 Check website for times

Ringing in Spring features a local course through the neighborhoods around the YMCA. The race is a Gold Cup Series; race and includes chip timing, gear checking, early shirt/bib pickups, a USATF...Read More

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!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Miller Woods Hike

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

The hike starts at the National Park'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 Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Art in the National Park

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.