Our facility will be closed on Friday, March 22nd for an all-staff meeting.
Our building will reopen to the public at 10am on Saturday, March 23rd.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

Our facility is open on weekdays from 9am to 4pm and on weekends from 10am to 2pm.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

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September — Blue Marble: Earth from Space

September 7, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Apollo 17's Blue Marble (Wikimedia)
Apollo 17’s Blue Marble (Wikimedia)

Planet Earth is home to countless ecosystems, overwhelming numbers of species, and billions of people. It’s easy to think about the seemingly endless resources and diversity that covers our globe. But taking a step back and viewing things from another perspective, we are reminded that our fragile planet is alone in the vast darkness of Outer Space – it’s all we have, and we’re all in this together!

Looking at Earth from Space is a relatively new concept, but something many in modern society take for granted. Visit the exhibits this month to explore this perspective, learn about satellites, visualizations, and imagery of Earth from Space, and rekindle a deeper appreciation for our living, breathing planet. It is beautiful and fragile, and it is our home.

Lined up for this month are featured shows and media and special activities that will get you thinking about our planet in a whole new way! Included are:

Our Pale Blue Dot – Science on a Sphere – In this brand new production for Science on a Sphere, we imagine the sense of wonder and astonishment that, decades ago, occurred each time a ground-breaking image of Earth was returned from off-world. Humanity has always gazed upward to the stars. Now, we are finally looking back. This new perspective seems to rekindle a deeper appreciation for our living and breathing planet and the challenges it faces.

A Day in the Life – Orientation Theater – Celebrate the beauty, fragility and resilience of the natural world – and the people whose lives depend on it.

Further Up Yonder – Immersion Theater – A time-lapsed message from the International Space Station to all Humankind! View Earth as an astronaut high above, with our planet below you spinning faster and faster, merging land, oceans, and people together, with no borders, ready to follow you to new worlds beyond.

EarthCast – Kids Climate Cast – Broadcast yourself from around the globe in our green screen studio.

And more!

Plus, we have embarked on a Blue Marble campaign to install the region’s first ever Elumenati Omnifocus Projection System in our Immersion Theater. Find out how you can help us bring one-of-a kind panoramic astronomy and Earth science theater experience to the Aldo Leopold Nature Center!


September 7, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Aldo Leopold Nature Center
(608) 221-0404


Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus
330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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(608) 221-0404

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