The Environmental Education Center and the ReUZ Room are open to the public Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. The building is closed in the mornings and early afternoon, because we host school children for field trips. No exceptions can be made for visits outside of our posted hours.
The Environmental Education Center (EEC) is home to Indiana’s first Indoor Trout Stream where Rainbow Trout live and where you can learn about clean water management. We also have a 2-story, indoor tree slide for children of all ages to enjoy.
(please call before coming)
Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The EEC and the ReUZ room will be closed MONDAYS.
Closed on holidays.
**NO EXCEPTIONS TO THESE HOURS CAN BE MADE.
Need 50 baby food jars or 300 puzzle pieces? Visit the ReUZ Room located inside the Environmental Education Center (EEC). Free supplies are available to any non-profit organization, including teachers, scout and church groups. Shoe boxes, buttons, used crayons, paper towel tubes, egg cartons, gift wrap and yarn are just a few of the reusable items accepted as donated and made available to you. Before you leave the ReUZ Room, your bags of reusables are weighed and a record is kept of the pounds of trash diverted from landfills! Call (219) 853-2420 for more information about this great resource!
Located in the Environmental Education Center
2405 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320
Visitors to the Reuz Room can bring PRE-SORTED, CLEAN, REUSABLE items to the EEC during the hours listed above. A staff member will check your items in before you leave so please be prepared to spend a few minutes here. Items CANNOT be left outside the building at any time.
Click here to see a list of donation guidelines and acceptable donations.
Please call ahead to (219) 853-2420 to be sure we are open and accepting your items.