Earth Discovery Center
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Earth Discovery Center

Address:  5901 Delong Rd.  Indianapolis, IN 46254    Map It
Phone:  317-327-7148
Hours:  9am-5pm Monday - Saturday, 1pm-5pm Sunday
Admission:  free with park admission ($5/$6 car, $15/bus) donations always welcome

 Eagle Creek Park Naturalists Facebook




The Earth Discovery Center opened in fall of 2007, and offers field trips for schools, scouts, and other groups, family programs, summer daycamps, and more!  In addition, the EDC is a great place to stop by and enjoy exhibits containing live, native reptiles, amphibians, and fish, natural history information about native wildlife, displays of insects and plants, a backyard habitat area and seasonal displays, several nearby hiking trails, as well as a beautiful deck with a view of Eagle Creek Reservoir. 

Every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30pm, the EDC offers a free informal family nature program - the topic varies with season, but could be an outdoor hike, an up close look at some of our exhibit animals, scooping in the pond for bugs and tadpoles, or a simple craft or activity.  On Sundays we generally feed the turtles, frogs, and other exhibit animals.

EDC local trail map​​

EDC labeled tree map​

New in 2012, the GoApe treetop adventure/zipline course is located right next to the Earth Discovery Center!  For more information please visit Go Ape directly at, or call 1-888-520-7322.