Upcoming Events

October

Outdoor Adventure Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Outdoor Adventure Festival

Dates: October 05 - October 07, 2018 All day (CT)

The festival showcases the region's natural and cultural significance through hiking, paddling, biking, and other activities such as geocaching, photography, birding, and orienteering. The festival...Read More

Annual Fall Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual Fall Festival

Dates: October 06 - October 07, 2018 9am-5pm (CT)

Fall is a favorite time of year for everyone. Who is ready to "fall" in love with their storefronts and entryways? There will soon be mums, ornamental corn, corn stalks, straw bales, and...Read More

Introduction to the Tall Grass Prairie has been added to your travel planner!
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Introduction to the Tall Grass Prairie

Date: Saturday, October 06 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. (CT)

Discover the intriguing history and people who are part of the story of the Midwestern tallgrass prairie. Then, explore the arboretum's signature grasses and wildflowers and hear about their uses by...Read More

Porter's Perfect Pint has been added to your travel planner!
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Porter's Perfect Pint

Date: Saturday, October 06 1-5pm (CT)

Join in the annual beer tasting and silent auction fundraiser. Enjoy a commemorative pint glass, door prizes, and samples from about 40 regional and national craft brewers, a silent auction, craft...Read More

Wildlife Appreciation Day has been added to your travel planner!
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Wildlife Appreciation Day

Date: Saturday, October 06 Noon-5pm (CT)

A Silly Safari, Incredible Bats and Indiana Wild will be thrilling the crowd with their exciting animal exhibits. Registration required.

Feeding at the Farm - Sundays has been added to your travel planner!
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Feeding at the Farm - Sundays

Dates: October 07 - October 28, 2018 4:30-5pm (CT)

help feed the farm animals at the historic Chellberg Farm.

Pet Rescue/Adoption Day has been added to your travel planner!
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Pet Rescue/Adoption Day

Date: Sunday, October 07 Noon-5pm (CT)

The domestic animal rescue groups will be there to promote pet rescue and adoption. Please show up to support your favorite rescue group and promote the importance of adopting an animal in need....Read More

Saw-whet Owl Banding has been added to your travel planner!
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Saw-whet Owl Banding

Dates: October 11 - November 15, 2018 Check website for dates & times

Burn the midnight oil for the annual saw-whet owl banding. Visitors can learn about Indiana's smallest owl in this up-close and personal experience. Though special nights are scheduled, if conditions...Read More

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

Date: Saturday, October 13 8:30-10:30am (CT)

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

Fall Colors Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Fall Colors Hike

Date: Saturday, October 13 1-2pm (CT)

Enjoy a ranger-led hike through the gorgeous maple trees in full fall colors at historic Chellberg Farm. The hike begins in the Bailly Homestead and Chellberg farm parking lot. Please dress for the...Read More

Festival of the Owls has been added to your travel planner!
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Festival of the Owls

Date: Saturday, October 13 11am-3pm (CT)

Do you love owls as much as we do? Join Humane Indiana Wildlife for a day of wide-eyed, owl-themed fun at the first annual Festival of the Owls event featuring live owl programs throughout the day,...Read More

Halloween Fun Dunewood Campground has been added to your travel planner!
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Halloween Fun Dunewood Campground

Date: Saturday, October 13 6-9pm (CT)

Join a ranger for an evening of fun and trick or treating at the Dunewood Campground.

Monarch Watch has been added to your travel planner!
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Monarch Watch

Date: Saturday, October 13 1-3pm (CT)

Help search for monarchs to document their life cycle and migration as we hike in Miller Woods.

Science Saturday has been added to your travel planner!
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Science Saturday

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

Meet the scientists that are conducting research at the national lakeshore. Following a short presentation at the Visitor Center, go out into the field to see their work. 

Second Saturday Night Stargazing has been added to your travel planner!
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Second Saturday Night Stargazing

Date: Saturday, October 13 8:30pm (CT)

Join members of the Chicago Astronomical Society to get a closer look at the evening sky over Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Weather permitting, see star clusters, galaxies, nebulae, planets,...Read More