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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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - January 31, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

habitat earth ocean food web screen shot

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. Explore ocean food webs, coral science, and how these amazing undersea forests are being affected by climate change and other threats. Dive into our exhibits 7 days a week during January to learn all about Corals & Seas and the relationships between oceans, climate, and life on Earth.

Special Programs and Activities Include:

  • Acidifying Oceans on Science on a Sphere uses datasets and a research scientist to tell the story of how humans are affecting the world’s oceans.
  • Dive into an Ocean Food Web in our Immersion Theater! Explore a virtual underwater kelp forest to learn about ocean food chains, from the smallest microbes to the largest animals.
  • Touch, examine, and learn about the creatures that create beautiful seashells with Shell Sorting in the Nina Leopold Bradley Family Phenology Center.
  • Interact with underwater creatures and “swim” on-camera Under the Sea in the Kids’ Climate Cast.
  • Learn about ocean ecosystems and rising seas on our Touchscreen Kiosks, and more!


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


January 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am
January 31, 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

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