Our facility will be closed on Friday, March 22nd for an all-staff meeting.
Our building will reopen to the public at 10am on Saturday, March 23rd.

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

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

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

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August 2017: Geology Rocks!

August 1, 2017

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picture3Calling all rock hounds! Examine rocks, minerals & fossils, study our landscape, and explore awesome geological features of our planet.

Visit during our public hours to engage with hands-on exploration stations, experience interactive theaters, explore our grounds, enjoy drop-in self-guided activities, and discover the world beneath our feet.

August’s special features and activities (free or included in admission):

  • Nina Leopold Bradley Family Phenology Center: Geology Rocks Identification Station
    Identify rocks, minerals, and fossils. Use tools and “wild words” to examine and describe their properties.
  • Science on a Sphere: Geology Rocks Playlist
    Learn about the movements of Earth’s crust, view real-time earthquakes across the globe, and much more with dynamic Science on a Sphere animations and visuals.
  • Immersion Theater: Dig Under the Soil
    Experience the soil, insects, microbes, tree roots, and the living, breathing world beneath your feet.
  • Kids’ Climate Cast: Live from Earth’s Crust!
    Give a report about volcanoes, earthquakes, and other exciting activity around Earth’s crust.
  • Exhibit Touchscreens: Extinction
    Only a few hundred years ago, extinction made no sense to anyone. The story of “Extinction” explores advanced geology and touches on why we humans will one day, too, be extinct!
  • Plus, ask at the front desk for Geology Scavenger Hunts, Family Trailside Backpacksand more!

We would like to thank ATC and DuPont for supporting our monthly exhibit themes. There is always something new to discover at ALNC!



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Aldo Leopold Nature Center
(608) 221-0404


Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus
330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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(608) 221-0404

Aldo Leopold Nature Center