Inspiring curiosity, scientific literacy and environmental stewardship through hands-on learning in the dunes.



Our naturalist staff and 63-acre campus are truly valuable and unique resources, offering residential and outreach programs in partnership with the National Park Service—an arrangement that is common to less than 25 environmental learning centers in the nation.

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Stories Wanted!

Did you visit Dunes Learning Center 5, 10 or even 15 years ago? We want to hear from you! As we prepare to celebrate 100,000 students served, we’re looking to reconnect with past program participants and hear how you were inspired by your Dunes Learning Center visit.

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Summer Camps

Discover the beaches, prairies, dunes and woodlands of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore while bog stomping, bug hunting, night hiking and more at Dunes Learning Center summer camps. Day and overnight options for ages 6 to 17.

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