Come check out our new Nature Nook in the lobby featuring educational and hands-on indoor wetland, woodland and prairie exhibits for all ages. The Nooks are a great place to introduce young children to the various native habitats of Wisconsin, and a perfect stop to cool off or warm up after a hike along ALNC’s Nature Trails!
Nature Nooks are open Monday – Friday, on a drop-in basis, from 9 am – 4 pm and on Saturdays & Sundays from 10 am - 2 pm.
There is no admission fee for our Nature Nooks, however, we are empowered by members and membership matters! Please click here for information on how you can become a member and expand children’s environmental education in our community.
- Native Fish & Wetland Exhibit: featuring a Catch & Release Fishing Stage, Interactive Wetland Mural, Aquatic Plant Aquariums, and Wetland Education Games and Activities!
- Woodland Exhibit: featuring a Tree Hollow, Interactive Woodland Mural, Tree Ring Exhibit, Woodland Terrariums, Forest and Woodland Animal Books, Puppets, Puzzles and More!
- Monarch Butterfly and Prairie Exhibit: featuring live Monarch Butterflies (during the summer), Prairie Planting Mound, Prairie Plant Sensory Table, Prairie Plant and Root Tapestry, Ant Farm, and beautiful butterfly mobile!
- Aldo Leopold Exhibit: world-famous scientist, ecologist and author Aldo Leopold was once a kid – just like you! Explore Leopold’s childhood, his interests, and see what he discovered about the mysteries of the land!