Indian Creek Nature Center
6665 Otis Road SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Indian Creek Nature Center is a private, non-profit nature center providing environmental education for all ages that is funded by memberships, income from programs, donations, and grants. The 210 acres with four miles of trails provide woodlands, prairies, wetlands and riparian forests for a unique outdoor classroom. The Nature Center staff and volunteers provide leadership for a variety of learning experiences.

The interpretive center, a remodeled 1932 dairy barn, houses exhibits, an auditorium, offices, gift shop and restrooms. The grounds contain a Vermont-style maple sugar house, gardens, ponds, bee hives, bat houses, a bluebird trail and more. Picnic tables are available for your use.

The Sense of Wonder Trail, located right next to the barn, is a great child and family-friendly trail filled with fun activity stops. The Sense of Wonder Trail Guide for Parents maps out a playscape designed for children and adults to explore, discover, daydream, and play outdoors together as they connect with our earth. Stop in at the front desk to pick up a guide.

The center also offers a variety of summer nature camps and is available for nature themed birthday party events.

Upcoming events at Indian Creek Nature Center

Honey Fest and the Sweet Trail Run - Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
Soup’s On - Thursday, October 5th, 2017
Meet a Raptor - Sunday, October 8th, 2017
Preschool Trail Trekkers: Talking Trees - Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
Nature Stroll: Fall Color Hike - Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Hike It Baby! Amazing Space Sustainability Tour and Hike - Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Scary Stories on the Lawn - Saturday, October 28th, 2017
In-Service Day Camp: Creepy Crawly Creatures of the Night - Monday, October 30th, 2017
Meet a Raptor - Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Preschool Trail Trekkers: Fall Harvest, Winter Rest - Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
Hike It Baby! Bird Room Tour and Labyrinth Walk - Tuesday, November 14th, 2017



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