About this Event
4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401https://on.in.gov/monroelake
Daily Craft & Coloring Table
We feature a different craft each day; most crafts are suitable for ages 5+. Another table is always stocked with crayons and a selection of coloring pages.
Kids’ Play Corner
Puppet stage, board and card games, puzzles, large felt board, picture books, touch table, and a “small world” playscape (features rotating set of landscapes with miniature animals and habitat elements).
Free Fishing Equipment Rental
Renters must be at least 18 years of age. Check-out up to 4 sets per person; return by 5 p.m. or keep overnight and return the next afternoon. Valid credit card required but charged only if equipment is damaged or not returned.
Live Snakes, Exhibits, Library
Check in on our live snakes, view our wall exhibits (new ones rotated in each year) and taxidermy collection, or consult our large reference library.
Games & Puzzles
Spend a few minutes or a whole afternoon working on our current jigsaw puzzle (500-1500 piece puzzles designed for older children and adults). Or check out our selection of table-top games for both kids and adults!
Hoosier Quest: Explore, Discover, Challenge
You can collect a unique pin for each Indiana State Park in Explore (each property can often be completed during a single day/weekend visit). Individuals can also earn special patches through both Discover and Challenge.
Got a question? Ask a Naturalist!
The Naturalist’s Office is located inside the Activity Center. You can also pick up maps/brochures/flyers or browse our library of field guides and other books.
Recycle your aluminum cans with us! Proceeds fund programs, activities, and exhibits. You can also recycle plastic bottles and paper (no food containers).