Our facility will be closed Wednesday through Friday, June 7th, 8th, and 9th,
for staff training and professional development.

As always, you’re invited to hike our trails, which are open daily from dawn until dusk.

Welcome! Our facility is open on weekdays from 9am to 4pm and on weekends from 10am to 2pm.

Wearing a face mask indoors is optional. Because we are a childcare facility and follow public health protocols, we have limited access to some public offerings and areas of our facility. We appreciate your patience as we work to find a healthy balance of access and safety for our community.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

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Saturday Science: Aldo Leopold Day

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Happy Birthday Aldo! Let’s celebrate!

Bring the whole family to celebrate the life and legacy of Wisconsin’s premier conservationist, Aldo Leopold, at the Discovery Center’s event, Chill Out with Animals in Winter. Participate in activities throughout the Discovery Center and practice some of Aldo’s favorite pastimes such as bird watching, fishing, tracking, phenology, activities and scavenger hunts.

Join us to celebrate Wisconsin’s legendary naturalist and his legacy of environmentalism and conservation! Identify and investigate mammals, birds, fish, insects, reptiles and amphibians; read animal tracks and tree rings; make your own nature journal; build instruments to measure the wind and weather; and more.

No registration is required. This event is FREE and open to everyone.

A photographer may be onsite to document this event. If you would not like your photo taken, please advise the photographer. Thank you!


January 11, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, 53715 United States
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(608) 316-4300

Aldo Leopold Nature Center