Our facility will be closed Wednesday through Friday, June 7th, 8th, and 9th,
for staff training and professional development.

As always, you’re invited to hike our trails, which are 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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Saturday Science: Engaging with Nature through Aldo Leopold’s Legacy

January 22, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am

Join us for a virtual field trip in partnership with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and Morgridge Institute for Research as we celebrate the life and legacy of Aldo Leopold.

We’ll start in the Children’s Shack with an introduction to Aldo and then hike through the prairie to the pond, identifying as many animals and their tracks and signs as we can see.

Come one, come all to this free event that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

After the virtual experience, explore more online in the January Saturday Science Portal and explore outside to investigate life in winter all around you.

Register Online

The virtual field trip will be held on Zoom. Information on how to join the session will be sent the day before the event to everyone who registers.

Students, please get permission from a responsible adult before doing these activities.


January 22, 2022
9:00 am - 9:45 am



Aldo Leopold Nature Center