Lilly Nature Center

  • Office
  • Hours
    Monday - Closed; Tuesday - Closed; Wednesday-Saturday - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. The Center is closed on various Holidays and Purdue home football game days.
  • Physical Address Address Map Marker
    Physical Address
    1620 Lindberg Rd
    West Lafayette, IN 47906

About This Location

Lilly Nature Center
Celery Bog Nature Area


Physical Address:  1620 Lindberg Rd., West Lafayette, IN  47906

    Celery Bog Nature Area
               Dawn to dusk
    Nature Center
               Wednesday – Saturday (10:00 5:00)
               Sunday (1:00 – 5:00)
              Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, holidays and Purdue home football game days

Admission Fee:  Free

Phone Number: (765) 775-5172

Director:  Dan Dunten –

The Celery Bog Nature Area is approximately 195 acres, consisting of a prairie, a savanna, woodlands and wetlands.  It includes over 4 miles of paved, 10’ wide trails that connect to the Purdue University campus and other locations throughout West Lafayette.  There are also 2.5 miles of mulched paths through the property and three observation decks near the wetlands. 

There are a few small picnic tables, drinking fountains and restrooms (dawn to dusk only).

This is a dog-friendly park as long as they are on a leash at all times and the owners pick up and dispose of their waste.

Drones are not allowed anywhere on the property.  We do not allow fishing, boating or swimming in the wetlands.  This area is preserved for the wildlife.

The Lilly Nature Center consists of award-winning exhibits and activities designed for the entire family.  The bird viewing area has one-way glass so visitors can see the birds at the feeding stations up close. 

A large classroom is available to rent for nature-related and certain educational programs.  It is not available for parties or receptions.  For more information about this room call (765) 775-5120.


  • Trails
  • Nature Center
  • Picnic Tables
  • Electricity
  • Restrooms
  • Drinking Fountain