Our facility will be closed on Tuesday, August 29th for a Strategic Planning Meeting for our board and staff.

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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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