Welcome to Amazing Space!

Amazing Space opened September 2016

Living Building Challenge Petal Certified in 2019

Indian Creek Nature Center is a designated partner site of Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area.

Amazing Space is Indian Creek Nature Center’s building and campus that opened in September of 2016. In 2019, the building achieved Living Building Challenge Petal Certification!

Amazing Space provides endless opportunities for exploration and discovery, and serves as your gateway to the beautiful natural world outside its doors.

  • Explore our exhibits — including the new Indian Creek Exhibit which allows visitors of all abilities to experience the magic & wonder beneath the Nature Center’s namesake, Indian Creek. Don’t forget to say “hi” to our live painted turtles, Squiggles, Squish and Squirt in the fountain!
  • Relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of our bird sanctuary from the bird room. Crack open the doors to the demonstration hive & find the queen bee!
  • See how much energy the solar panels are producing and marvel at the other sustainable features of the building at the Energy Portal.
  • Don’t forget to swing by our Creekside Shop for a gift, raw honey, maple syrup or farm-fresh eggs and produce.

Amazing Space is not only beautiful, it’s one of the most environmentally sustainable buildings in the country. In 2019, Amazing Space achieved Living Building Challenge Petal Certification – a rigorous certification that is years beyond LEED in providing a measure of true sustainability.

Whether you come here to hike our scenic trails, participate in a yoga class or other public program, attend a special event, or to let your children play in the outdoor classroom, we know you’ll want to come back again and again.

Take a virtual tour of the space below, and then come see it for yourself!


Center and Creekside Shop Hours:

March – October
10 AM – 4 PM, 7 days a week

November – February
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm

Free and open to the public.
Trails open dawn until dusk daily.

Grounds and Trails

Open 365 days a year, 5am – 10pm. Dogs allowed on grounds and trails on a leash. Please do not bring pets into the Nature Center building. Service animals are welcome.

Snowshoes are for rent at the Nature Center any time there is at least five inches of snow. Visit our blog for more information.

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