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


A Legacy of Learning

In honor of our 2015 Green Apple Award recipient, an anonymous donor has pledged $15,000 in matching funds to ensure that transformative experiences in nature will remain affordable and accessible to children in poverty—now and for generations to come.

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Winter Open House

Don’t let cold keep you indoors! Meet Dunes Learning Center Naturalists at our Cowles Lodge on Saturday, January 9, for a memorable day in the dunes featuring nature crafts, snowshoe hikes, live music, hot cocoa and more! Registration is free and space is limited.

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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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