Welcome to the
Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Change is in the air!

At the Aldo Leopold Nature Center, we know that truly living our mission and reaching as many children, families, educators, conservationists and community members as possible means expanding access now.

In order to better serve our community, we are redesigning our space to increase our impact, improve our programs and better accommodate diverse populations. As you visit ALNC in the coming months, you will start to see signs of these changes – the first steps of an ongoing process to expand access – and we are taking great care to work around our existing programs and events.

Access to our interactive theaters, exhibit area and Leopold Family Phenology Center is currently closed.

Walk-in visitors, along with program participants and students, continue to have access to our lobby Nature Nooks and our outdoor interpretive trails. Plus, we will continue improving drop-in and self-guided offerings for our visitors, including re-vamped Family Trailside Backpacks, identification guides and trail maps, and educational merchandise geared towards connecting and engaging visitors and families with our local habitats, flora, and fauna.

Interested in learning more about our exciting new initiatives?
Explore our Bridge to the Future: Strategic Planning Initiatives brochure and read our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEAs) Policy Initiative.

Visit us soon and thank you for your patience and continued support as we roll out these exciting changes!

Please check back for updates and let us know of any questions, comments or concerns you have as we renovate our building to best serve our community.

Teachers! Visit our Educators’ Web Portal for newly developed pre- and post-visit activities for your class field trip.

Join or renew your membership and nurture…

  • your commitment to nature!
  • your commitment to learning!
  • your commitment to your family!
  • your commitment to community!
  • a commitment of membership!


For hours, weather cancellation policies, accessibility, and additional visitor information, please click here.