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!
Exhibits are open Monday – Friday, on a drop-in basis, from 9 am – 4 pm and on Saturdays & Sundays from 10 am - 2 pm for special themed weekend activities (activities change each month).
There is no admission fee for our Nature Nooks, however, we are supported by membership and members matter to us! Please click here for membership information.
- 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!