Our facility will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 22nd through Friday, Nov. 24th in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Our building will reopen to the public at 10am on Saturday, Nov. 25th.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and 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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Full Steam Ahead

February 15, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$18 – $25

Full Steam Ahead

Calling all dreamers of yesterday, explorers of today, dapper gents and dashing ladies–join us for a steampunk adventure in space! Behold the mystery of possibility and explore an elegant age of adventure that never was at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center’s Full Steam Ahead event.

  • Show off retro-futurism at its finest in the steampunk costume contest;
  • Take a virtual excursion to see the moon and planets from outer space in the
    Science On a Sphere;
  • Meet and greet roving entertainers of renown;
  • Explore the darker side of steampunk with previews of the Madison Ballet’s
    premiere of Dracula;
  • Unleash your creativity as you build a tinkerbot sculpture;
  • Enjoy craft brews from Ale Asylum, local wines and appetizers;
  • Dance and socialize to music from local experimental rock gypsy band Hewn;
  • Capture your fun with photos and props from Ravenworks in the photo booth
    and much more!

Steampunk attire encouraged and will also be sold at the door. Steampunk attire is available for purchase locally at Ravenworks.

Admission includes two drink tickets, entry into the costume contest and appetizers.

For ages 21 and over. All proceeds support educational programs at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center. Click here or call 608-216-9371 to register!

Help us spread the word about this great event! Click here here to download a poster.

In Parternship with:

Ale Asylum Logo

Brocach Irish Pub and Restaurant Logo


February 15, 2013
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$18 – $25
Event Categories:

Aldo Leopold Nature Center