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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Family Public Program: Under the Starry Skies

February 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$7 – $29

1024px-Night_Sky_Stars_Trees_02Please note: This event is at our MONONA location– NOT our Black Earth location. Scroll down for address and directions.

In the dark days of winter, there is much to be seen and heard!  Join us for an evening under the starry skies at our Monona campus. We’ll spend the evening hiking under the night sky to listen for owl calls during their peak winter courtship and viewing the Orion and Crab nebulas, Jupiter, and several other constellations through a telescope on the deck (weather permitting).  In between sky viewing and night hiking, warm-up by the fire in the lobby as well as participate in some indoor activities relating to owls and the night sky.  ALNC will have adult and child snowshoes available for use during night hikes.*

*Please note: This event will run with or without a clear sky! If the skies are too cloudy for star gazing a back-up plan is set for attendees to venture through the galaxies using ALNC’s newly upgrade Immersion Theater and Science on a Sphere theater!

Pre-registration preferred. Walk-ins accepted. 
ALNC members:  $7/person or $25/family; Non-members: $8/person or $29/family

register here


February 5, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$7 – $29
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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