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Family Public Program: Maple Syrup Fest

March 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Celebrate spring with Maple Syrup Fest—a family-style festival at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center!

Come one, come all to our unique and unforgettable celebration of the season! This family-friendly event offers a blend of indoor and outdoor activities found nowhere else in Madison. Stations throughout ALNC grounds will lead visitors, at their own pace, through the history and science of maple syruping and related activities. Visitors will see demonstrations of various methods by which first nations people, pioneers, and people today tap trees for the production of maple syrup and sugar. Sample maple syrup, maple cream, and enjoy maple-topped ice cream! It really is a sweet way to kick-off spring!

Boy tasting sap

  • Taste REAL maple tree sap
  • Test your nature smarts with maple syrup trivia
  • Increase your knowledge of trees with “Build-A-Tree” game
  • Learn from a real “tapper” how maple syrup is made today and the old-fashioned way
  • Tour the rustic Children’s Shack
  • Take part in cooking demonstrations with early pioneer settlers
  • For a small fee…enjoy ice cream topped with pure maple syrup

This event is FREE and open to the PUBLIC! 

Not a member? Join us to see what membership at ALNC is all about! 
MEMBERS receive great benefits all year long – CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE!

Please join us if you’re a member or considering membership! Pre-registration recommended; walk-ins welcome!

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Thank you to our 2018 Maple Syrup Fest Partners! If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact Kelley Van Egeren at kelley@naturenet.com.


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March 25, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus
330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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(608) 221-0404



Aldo Leopold Nature Center