This is a Special Place

Dunes Learning Center provides exceptional outdoor experiences that inspire community, environmental stewardship and a lifelong love of learning. Located in the spectacularly biodiverse Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, our "classroom without walls" creates a critical and beneficial connection to nature for children and adults.

PAY YOUR SUMMER CAMP BALANCE DUE ONLINE

If you previously registered for camp with a deposit, be sure to pay the balance before June 1st!    Pay Now >

GET OUTDOORS DAY OPEN HOUSE AND PICNIC: SATURDAY, JUNE 14

Are you ready to Get Outdoors? Free registration is now open.  Learn more >

LIGHTNING BUG MUSIC FESTIVAL: SUNDAY, JULY 6

A summer camp celebration and fundraiser featuring The Wood Brothers, Buckwheat Zydeco, Special Consensus and Chester Brown.  Learn more >

RIVER RENDEZVOUS, A DUNES AFFAIR: SEPTEMBER 13

Our annual fundraising and award dinner will be held at the historic Spa Restaurant in Porter, IN. Special early bird ticket pricing is available through June 15.  Buy now >

KIDS NEED NATURE, NATURE NEEDS KIDS

The many benefits of this critical relationship are explored in our most recent annual report. Download your copy >

SAVE MONEY WHILE YOU SUPPORT DUNES LEARNING CENTER

Improve your home's energy efficiency with a free home energy assessment and Energize Indiana will donate $25. Not convinced? Read about one person's experience on our Curiosity Blog.
Schedule your assessment >