Even though our building is closed*, our trails are free and open to the public daily from dawn until dusk.
We invite you to come out and enjoy the Wonders of Nature…it’s good for the mind, body and soul.

Please stay tuned for more information and do not hesitate to contact us with questions at

*Please note our facility’s date of reopen to the public is based on public health recommendations and other factors.

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October — Wild About Weather

October 18, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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A tornado touching down near Anadarko, Oklahoma (Wikimedia)
A tornado touching down near Anadarko, Oklahoma (Wikimedia)

From storms to sunshine, heat waves to natural disasters, weather rules our world. Throughout October, we’ll be wild about weather with ongoing programs, special guests, and activities centered on weather phenomena and climate in Wisconsin and around the globe. Hear from meteorology experts from the UW Department of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, use tools to take your own weather measurements, learn the science behind the cycles, give an on-camera weather forecast, and immerse yourself in our Storms360 Theater. Weather you like it or not, our exhibits this month will blow you away!

This programming is in conjunction with the Wisconsin Science Festival, October 18-19.

Activities include:

  • Eyewitness WEATHER – Orientation Theater
  • Storms360: Weathering the Storm – Immersion Theater
  • FORECAST: Tropical Cyclone – Science on a Sphere
  • Weather Report – Kids’ Climate Cast
  • Weather in a Tank – Weather System Simulation
  • Other weather activities, weather journals, and tools



October 18, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus
330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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Aldo Leopold Nature Center