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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February in the Exhibits: Stars & Skies

February 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - February 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm


 View the stars and night sky from above and below at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center this month! Practice your stargazing and experience life as a virtual astronaut, exploring our planet and the worlds beyond – navigate your way through astronomical activities, observe Earth from outer space, orbit other planets, gaze at constellations… Visit our exhibits 7 days a week during February to enjoy activities and adventures that are sure to be out of this world!

Activities and programs include:

  • The Wanderers – Science on a Sphere: Take a tour of the solar system and view celestial bodies and astronomic imagery as you never have before: projected in realistic spherical form!
  • NASA Eyes on the Solar System – Immersion Theater: click through NASA content in our interactive theater to learn about our home planet, our solar system, the universe beyond, and the spacecraft exploring them all.
  • Constellation Station: Practice identifying common constellations, learn their stories and characters, and come up with your own constellations!
  • Plus, imagery from NASA, GoogleSky explorations, hands-on activities, and more. 

The Aldo Leopold Nature Center would like to thank ATC and DuPont for supporting our monthly exhibit themes. Don’t forget — themes change monthly, so there is always something new to discover!


February 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am
February 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
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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