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Earth Discovery Center

Address:  5901 Delong Rd.  Indianapolis, IN 46254  map
Phone:  317-327-7148
Hours:  9am-5pm Monday - Saturday, 1pm-5pm Sunday
Admission:  free with park admission ($5/car, $15/bus) donations always welcome
 
Going Green
 
The EDC was built with several environmentally friendly features, including:
 
Geothermal heating and cooling that utilizes local groundwater
 
Photocell outdoor lighting
 
Native, wildlife-friendly landscaping
 
Carpet made of recycled material
 
Earth friendly bathrooms with motion sensor lighting, faucets, and hand dryers, as well as low volume toilets
 
Revolving front door that helps keep cooled or heated air inside
 
Built on the site of the old Ranger Station (using previously disturbed land means fewer habitats affected and less land cleared)
 
Bike racks
 
Furniture made of recycled plastic
 
Recycling containers for plastic, glass, and paper products
 
Bio-swale and swirl tank to clean storm water run-off before returning it to the Reservoir
The Earth Discovery Center offers field trips for schools, scouts, and other groups, family programs, teacher trainings, 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 beautiful deck with a view of Eagle Creek Reservoir.  New in 2012, the GoApe treetop adventure course is located right next to the Earth Discovery Center!  For more information please visit Go Ape directly at www.goape.com, or call 1-888-520-7322.
 
 
 
The Earth Discovery Center was generously funded by:
  • Lilly Endowment, Inc.
  • Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
  • City of Indianapolis
  • Eagle Creek Park Foundation, Inc.
 

Map of the local trails and features near the Earth Discovery Center 

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