Earth Day is by far one of my most favorite holidays. The Earth gives all of us so much, the sunshine, the grass beneath our toes, bubbling brooks, abundant forests, and much more! It is truly a pleasure for me to share my love for the Earth with my children. Luckily there are many ways to celebrate Mother Nature as a family in the greater Indianapolis area this April. Attend one of these fun events with your family, or spend the day at one of our beautiful parks.

Free Admission to Any National Park

Various Locations
April 21st, All Ages, Free.
Free Admission to any national park to kick off National Park Week.  Indiana is fortunate to be the home of three national parks: Indiana Dunes National Lake-shore, George Rogers Clark National Historic Park and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. Visit any of these beautiful national parks for free in honor of Earth month.
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Earth Day at Indiana State University

200 North Seventh Street, Terre Haute, IN
April 18th 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, All Ages, Free.
What began as a lecture series has expanded to a day long celebration open to the community, full of abundant activities and hands on workshops. The event focuses on sustainability and its importance in ensuring a bright and healthy future for all. Held at the green space at Stalker Quad.
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Earth Day Craft at Lakeshore Learning Store

1300 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN
April 14th 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Ages 3 and up, Free.
Pop in every Saturday for a craft at your neighborhood Lakeshore Learning Store. In honor of Earth Day create an Earth Day Promise out of a Jumbo People Shape and a paper plate Earth.
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Earth Day Indiana Festival at Military Park

West New York Street and North West Street, Indianapolis, IN
April 21st, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, All Ages, Free.
Join over 125 organizations with workshops, live music, and food vendors for a full day of fun including a Butterfly Parade at 3 pm. There will be an abundance of children’s activities with special guests like Mr. Daniel, Greg & Kris, and more. This year’s event will also feature a 5k run/walk and a beer garden.
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Holliday Park Volunteer Work Day

Nature Center, 6363 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis, IN
April 21st, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, All Ages, Free.
Lend a hand and give back to nature! Put your little ones to work beautifying the park after the long winter. Help remove invasive plants, pick up limbs, cut up overgrown yews and general park cleanup. Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Please call 327-7180 to say you’re coming!
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Get a Free Tree for Arbor Day at Monument Circle

100 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN
April 28th, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, All Ages, Free.
The Indianapolis Power & Light Company is pleased to offer 1,000 trees for free to celebrate Arbor Day. Attendees will receive free pizza and learn about the benefits of trees.
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Family Fun Times! Tree Giveaway at White River Campground

1299 E. 234th Street, Cicero, IN
April 28th, All Day, All Ages, Free.
Throughout the 2018 season, White River Campground will offer quality entertainment and activities that are designed to add to the enjoyment of the camping experience for the entire family! For specific details regarding the following campground events and programming, please call 317-770-4430.
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Beastly Brunch at Holliday Park

6363 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis, IN
April 18th 10:30-11:00am, All Ages, Free, Suggested Donation of $2.
Meet in the lobby at the Nature Center and watch the staff feed the animals as you learn more about what they eat. Looks like mice and crickets may be on the menu!
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Animal Adventures: Life in Trees

250 North 5th Street, Zionsville, IN
April 20th 10:30-11:00am, Ages 3 and up, Free, Must Pre-register.
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to learn all about trees? Naturalists from the Zion Center will join guests at the library for story time and other activities, afterwards walk over to the Zion Center to meet the animals that live there and go for a hike in the woods.
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Earth & Arbor Day Celebration at Cool Creek

Cool Creek Nature Center, 2000 East 151st Street, Carmel, IN
April 28th, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, All Ages, Free.
Hug a tree, learn about native plants and their importance for the entire food chain, and about ways you can make your home and yard more nature friendly. There will be fun activities and crafts. Go on a bug hunt, take a wildflower hike, and head home with some free milkweed plants for monarch caterpillars.
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Celebrate Arbor Day at Conner Prairie

13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN
April 27th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, All Ages, Adults $17, Youth $17.
Learn how to create your own treetop outpost and take a tree seedling home with you. Meet foresters and craftsman, make your own tree leaf guide and explore the wonderful world of trees.
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Z’Green Fest Celebration

Zionsville Christian Church 120 N. 9th Street, Zionsville, IN
April 22th, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, All Ages, Free.
There will be kids activities, educational displays and live animal exhibits. Win door prizes and receive giveaways from vendors. Event will be inside in case of inclement weather.
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Looking forward to celebrating our beautiful Earth this April with your family!