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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Play Movie & Discussion

Join us on Thursday, February 25 from 6–8pm for a screening of The Land, An Adventure Play Documentary. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion on the importance of outdoor child-directed play. Experts from parks, education and nonprofit will share their perspectives.

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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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