Even though our building is closed*, our trails are free and open to the public daily from dawn until dusk.
We invite you to come out and enjoy the Wonders of Nature…it’s good for the mind, body and soul.

We have recently updated our mask policy to help keep our visitors, students, their families and our staff safe.

Please stay tuned for more information and do not hesitate to contact us with questions at

*Please note our facility’s date of reopen to the public is based on public health recommendations and other factors.

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 see signs of these changes – the first steps of an ongoing process to expand access. While we are taking great care to work around our existing programs and events, it may be a bit noisy, crowded and dusty at times. Please check out our Visit Us page for more information on access during construction.

Access to our interactive theaters, exhibit area and Leopold Family Phenology Center is currently closed. We are updating and rearranging our interactive public spaces and will post updates here. 

Walk-in visitors, along with program participants and students, continue to have access to our outdoor interpretive trails, and, we’ll 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. Access to our lobby and our indoor Nature Nooks may be limited at times, please feel free to call ahead with any questions or concerns.

Interested in learning more about our exciting new initiatives?
Explore our Bridge to the Future: Strategic Planning Initiatives brochure, read our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEAs) Policy Initiative and learn more about our new Nature Preschool opening in fall 2019!

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.

Aldo Leopold Nature Center