Visit DNR at the Indiana State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS – The DNR’s Natural Resources Building is the place to be during the Indiana State Fair. The fair runs from July 29 to August 21, excluding Mondays and Tuesdays.

Located in the northwest area of the fairgrounds, DNR’s building is not only one of the few with air conditioning but also houses the best information, wild animals, and fun. Stop by the DNR Fishin’ Pond, where children ages 5-17 can fish for free.

Check out live raptors daily at 4:30 p.m. at the amphitheater. While you are cooling off inside the DNR building, pick up the latest Recreation Guide, Fishing Guide, and Hunting & Trapping Guide, along with the guides for boating, off-road vehicles, and much more.

Multiple programs will be offered at the DNR Building. Check out some of the highlights from our “Ask a biologist” event series:

  • July 29 – Talk with our fisheries biologist Sandy and see her live fish display to learn about electrofishing, fish surveys, and more from 5-7 p.m.
  • Aug. 3 – Meet our herpetologists Nate and Jason as they show you what tools they use out in the field with their favorite reptiles from 5-7 p.m.
  • Aug. 5 – Help our mammologist Brad identify local mammal tracks from 5-7 p.m.