Earth Discovery Center


Earth Discovery Center Information


Address: 5901 Delong Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46254
Phone: 317-327-7148
Hours: 9am-5pm Monday - Saturday,
1pm-5pm Sunday
Admission: Free with Park Admission

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Earth Discovery Center

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.
The Earth Discovery Center was generously funded by: Lilly Endowment, Inc.
  • Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
  • City of Indianapolis
  • Eagle Creek Park Foundation, Inc.
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