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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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