Meet Our Animals

Step inside Indian Creek Nature Center to view and touch some of our resident animals! A staff member will be present to show visitors the animals up close and help answer your questions. Come and go at your leisure as there will not be a formal program. Fee: $2/person, registration is optional. Register

Monarch Watercolor Class

Let’s paint a monarch! Choose your own flower color and make this project your own. This is a beginner level painting class and participants do not need any previous watercolor experience. Bring a positive attitude ready to learn a new skill. Supplies included in class fee: watercolor palette, brush, coldpress 140lb watercolor paper, Peerless Transparent...

Monarch Watercolor Class

Let’s paint a monarch! Choose your own flower color and make this project your own. This is a beginner level painting class and participants do not need any previous watercolor experience. Bring a positive attitude ready to learn a new skill. Supplies included in class fee: watercolor palette, brush, coldpress 140lb watercolor paper, Peerless Transparent...

Rocking Out! Creek Camp (4th and 5th Grades)

Campers must have completed the grade listed All sessions are drop off only Dinner and breakfast are included at the overnight campout Dates and Times: July 8 and 9 from 8:30am - 3:30pm Overnight campout July 10 from 8:30am to pick up July 11 at 8:30am Camp Description: Do you like collecting rocks? Become a...

Monarch Caterpillar Adoption Registration

Monarch Fest Caterpillar Adoption Registration There are some important things to note BEFORE you take home a hungry caterpillar-please read the following carefully prior to registration. 1) Limit of one (1) caterpillar adoption per family household 2) You MUST have your own milkweed source to feed your hungry caterpillar, or it will not survivie!* *(ICNC...

Hike it Baby!

Parents and their children from birth to school age are invited to join the Cedar Rapids Hike It Baby chapter for a family-friendly hike at the Nature Center! Hike It Baby is a national non-profit organization that offers new parents an opportunity to connect and get into nature with their young children. Dress appropriately for...

Rocking Out! Creek Camp (4th and 5th Grades)

Campers must have completed the grade listed All sessions are drop off only Dinner and breakfast are included at the overnight campout Dates and Times: July 8 and 9 from 8:30am - 3:30pm Overnight campout July 10 from 8:30am to pick up July 11 at 8:30am Camp Description: Do you like collecting rocks? Become a...

Recurring

Practice in the Prairie: Free Summer Yoga Series!

Take your practice to the prairie as some of Cedar Rapids’ best instructors teach a different style of yoga or Pilates each week to keep you on your toes! Bring a yoga mat and dress for the outdoors. Class is held on the Amazing Space patio, and in case of rain, will need to be...

Rocking Out! Creek Camp (4th and 5th Grades)

Campers must have completed the grade listed All sessions are drop off only Dinner and breakfast are included at the overnight campout Dates and Times: July 8 and 9 from 8:30am - 3:30pm Overnight campout July 10 from 8:30am to pick up July 11 at 8:30am Camp Description: Do you like collecting rocks? Become a...

Monarch Fest

Celebrate Monarch Butterflies and their importance to our natural world! Enjoy crafts and hands-on educational activities including monarch releases and caterpillar adoptions (one per family) while supplies last.* must register for your caterpillar BEFORE the event). Local monarch experts will talk about conservation issues and planting pollinator-friendly landscapes. Free. *Must register for your caterpillar BEFORE...