School Programs

Welcome to your 200-acre outdoor classroom! Our programs bring learning to life as students use their observational skills and senses to discover the wonder of nature. Our naturalists will facilitate hands-on activities with students as they explore the trails and habitats of the Nature Center grounds.

Indian Creek Nature Center offers a variety of programs and trail experiences for students of all ages. Select an option below to learn more!

Scheduling and Policies

Please call the Nature Center at 319-362-0664 during business hours to register for all programs and field trips. One of our registrars or education staff members will be available to assist you in finding an available date and getting your program scheduled.


Tues – Thurs:  9am-4pm
Fri: 9am-8pm
Sat: 9am-4pm
Sun: Noon – 4pm

Registration policy

All school and group programs scheduled will require a minimum program fee to be paid in advance in order to reserve the date for the program – see specific program listing for the minimum fee. A program is not considered scheduled until ICNC receives the fee. The fee for additional students beyond those covered by the minimum fee will be payable the day of the program unless other arrangements are made in advance.

Cancellation policy

If you cancel your program less than five business days in advance, the minimum program fee to be forfeited. A 25% administration fee will be retained  from all refunds for reasons other than dangerous weather or other severe circumstances. Complete refunds will be made for any field trip cancelled by ICNC.