Our facility will be closed today, Saturday, March 25th, due to the winter storm.

As always, you’re invited to hike our trails, which are open daily from dawn until dusk.
Please do exercise caution in these snowy conditions as we can’t guarantee the state of our parking lots and hiking trails.

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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Monona Founder’s Day Celebration at ALNC

September 1, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the City of Monona with a very special Founder’s Day Celebration!

Listen to live music, shop the craft vendors, feast on tasty foods and participate in a variety of FREE activities for all ages!!

  • Hands-on pioneer activities for all ages
  • Live music from local Irish and Americana band The Black Velvet
  • Native American drummers
  • Chainsaw carving demonstrations by GET Carving (1:30 & 3:30pm)
  • Try your hand throwing pottery on the wheel with Fired Up Pottery (1 & 3pm)
  • Delicious free ice cream courtesy of Ken’s Meats & Deli
  • Old-fashioned “Monona Through the Years” photo booth (we provide the backdrops and props – please bring your camera to take photos!)
  • 360° views of Monona in the immersion theater
  • Exciting presentations in the Science On a Sphere
  • Naturalist-guided hikes through ALNC’s prairie
  • Tasty food available from local restaurants
  • Many unique creations for sale from local artisans
  • Purchase nature-themed gifts from ALNC’s gift shop

Vendors include:
Sabrina Ringquist/Scentsy
Get Carving
Phyllis Haugen
Joules of Nature
Fired Up Pottery
Phil Handel
Jane Moorman
City of Monona
Niki J Designs
Pizza Oven

FREE EVENT for All Ages!


September 1, 2013
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus
330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
(608) 221-0404

Aldo Leopold Nature Center