November Programs

Friday, November 3 - Animal Adventures: Turkeys

  • Register at
  • When: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Ages: 3 - 6 years with an adult
  • Where: Hussey Mayfield Memorial Public Library and Zion Nature Center

Meet at the Library for story time fun. Afterwards, we will walk to the Zion Nature Center to discover the life of turkeys.

Saturday, November 4 - Coffee with the Birds

  • When: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Zion Nature Center

Stop in and relax on this crisp fall morning with a cup of coffee and our feathered friends. Staff will be on hand to discuss ways to attract birds to your backyard this winter season. Coffee is provided, but please bring your favorite mug.

Saturday, November 4, 11 or 18 - Junior Naturalists

  • Registration begins October 30 via email
  • When: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 6 - 12 years with an adult
  • Where: Zion Nature Center

Kids, here is your chance to become Naturalist for a day. Work with our staff to clean and feed the Zion Nature Center’s turtles, snakes and other educational animals.
Participation is limited to one date, registration is required. Adult must stay during program.

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Saturday, November 11 - Bombs Away!

  • Registration via email
  • When: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Elm Street Green, 165 Elm Street

Join us in the field at Elm Street Green as we explore native wildflowers and seeds. Dress to get a little dirty, as we make fun seed balls using native seeds and soil.  Then help “bomb” the meadow with seed bombs the nature center staff prepared ahead. Registration is required as space is limited.

Saturday, November 18 - Starkey Park Project

  • When: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Starkey Nature Park, 667 Sugarbush Drive

Observations are being collected with iNaturalist throughout 2017 to help Zionsville Parks and Recreation have a better understanding of the species and habitats that thrive within Starkey Park. Bring your smart phone or camera and join Park Naturalist Mindy Murdock as she explores the seasonal changes in the park.

Saturday, November 25 & Sunday, November 26 - Drop-in Craft

  • When: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Zion Nature Center

Family in town for the holiday weekend, and looking for something to do? Need a break from all the holiday sales and shopping? Stop in to the Zion Nature Center for a chance to relax, explore and enjoy a nature inspired craft.