Eagle Creek Event-Program Calendar
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​Eagle Creek Park Event/Program Calendar


Stay tuned for information about our 2018 Indiana Master Naturalist class, meeting Thursday evenings August-October!  Please contact Jennifer.Boyce@indy.gov if you'd like to be emailed a registration brochure.

For a schedule of classes, events, and opportunities at the Peace Learning Center, please visit htt​p://peacelearningcenter.org/  "Be the Change" exhibit open to the public M-F 9am-4pm, Sa & Su by appointment:  Be the Change

For a list of Indianapolis Hiking Club hikes at Eagle Creek, please visit www.indyhike.org

For a schedule of "Learn to Row" courses and other rowing events offered by the Indianapolis Rowing Center, please visit www.indyrowing.org​

To sign up for a treetop zipline adventure  with GoApe for individuals or groups, please visit www.goape.com

For a schedule of evening canoe/kayak paddles or to schedule a custom or group "Adventure Outpost" program with Eagle Creek Outfitters, please visit http://eaglecreek-outfitters.com



​January 2018

​​ January ​Hours ​Phone
​Park grounds ​gates open 7am-6pm
​56th St. Admin Office ​9am-5pm Mon-Fri ​317-327-7110
​Earth Discovery Center ​9am-5pm Mon-Sat, 1pm-5pm Sun ​317-327-7148
​Ornithology Center ​9am-5pm Mon-Sat, 1pm-5pm Sun ​317-327-2473
Eagle Creek Outfitters (boat rentals) ​CLOSED for season ​317-327-7130
GoApe Treetop Adventure ​CLOSED for season ​1-800-971-8271
​Plunge Harbor Swimming Area CLOSED for season 317-327-7132

Recurring Programs

Nature Discovery Class, 1:30pm at the Earth Discovery Center. Stop by for a fun nature activity! Possible activities include: hikes, pond life, simple crafts, and more! Free with park admission.

Raptor Feeding Time2:30pm at the Ornithology Center. Join a naturalist to watch us feed one or more of our birds of prey. Feeding only takes a few minutes so don’t be late! Free with park admission.


Sunday Morning Birdwalk, 9am-11am at the Ornithology Center. Join a group of new and experienced birders for a brisk morning bird walk! Meets rain or shine. Walk is not geared toward children  but they are welcome to attend.

Feeding Time1:30-2pm at the Earth Discovery Center. Watch as our educational amphibians, reptiles, and other critters enjoy their lunch! Free with park admission.

Meet A Raptor2:30-3pm at the Ornithology Center. Join a naturalist to discover the world of raptors! You will meet one or more of our special birds of prey and learn about what makes them raptors. Free with park admission.


Story Time on the Reservoir9:30am at the Earth Discovery Center. After reading a nature-themed story, participants will visit stations at their own pace. Stations will vary but may include puppets, coloring pages, artifacts with a naturalist, or additional books. Program best suited for preschool and kindergarten, but early elementary students are welcome to join. Free with park admission.



Jan 1 (Mon)  Park Office, Earth Discovery Center, Ornithology Center CLOSED, park grounds OPEN 7am-6pm, restrooms available at Marina.

Jan 3 (Wed) 

Volunteer Coffee Talk, 8:30am at the Earth Discovery Center. Join us the first Wednesday of every month for an environmental presentation. A great chance to meet park volunteers and learn more about volunteer opportunities. Everyone is welcome! Free with park admission.

Jan 14 (Sun) 

Sunday Film Series, 12-1:30pm at the Ornithology Center. Join us for conservation, conversation and coffee! Each session will include viewing a documentary on bird conservation and on our relationships with birds. Following each film we will engage in a group discussion about the film. Coffee and tea included. Free with park admission.

Jan 15 (Mon) Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Earth Discovery Center, and Ornithology Center open 12pm-4pm. Park grounds open 7am-6pm.  Free park admission today!

MLK Day Quiz-Hike, 12pm-4pm at the Earth Discovery Center.  It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but what does that mean?  Test your knowledge with our self-guided MLK Day Quiz-Hike!  Pick up a quiz at the Earth Discovery Center anytime between 12pm-4pm, and head out for an easy ½ mile hike to see if you can discover the answers.  Enjoy the peace of the forest in winter as you read some of Martin Luther King’s many memorable words and learn about his life and legacy.  Free - no park admission today!

Bald Eagles, 12pm-4pm at the Ornithology Center.  Stop by and do a bald eagle craft, and learn more about the symbol of our country!  Free - no park admission today!

Jan 18 (Thurs) 

Little Ducklings-Arctic Animals, 10:30-11:30am at the Ornithology Center. A new topic will be introduced each class through hands-on activities, hikes, stories, and take-home ideas for continuing exploration at home. Sign up for a single class or multiple! Ages 3-5 with adult, $5/child, pre-register at www.indyparks.org #14554, or call 317-327-2473.


Jan 20 (Sat) 

Penguin Awareness Day, 2-4pm at the Ornithology Center. Celebrate Penguin Awareness Day with crafts, games, and other penguin activities. Great for the entire family. Children under 18 must be​ accompanied by an adult. Free with park admission.

Jan 22 (Mon) 

Summer Camp Registration, begins at 8am online, or 9am at most centers. Go to www.indyparks.org or call the center you would like to attend to register your child for summer camp! Many camps fill quickly.  For information on Eagle Creek daycamps, please go to the daycamp page​

Jan 26 (Fri) 

Friday Night Hoots, 4:30-6pm at the Ornithology Center. See live owls up close and take a night hike to discover the owls of  the park! Children under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Bring a flashlight! All ages, $8/person; $2 discount/person for 3+ registrants, call 317-327-2473 to register with discount, or register online at www.indyparks.org, #14532.