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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Starry Skies

February 15, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)
Saturdays and Sundays in February 2014
$3 – $4

Experience life as a virtual astronaut as you leave Earth’s atmosphere and explore the worlds beyond – navigate your way through an astronomical photo exhibit, learn about satellites, fly across Earth’s surface, orbit other planets, and enjoy activities and adventures that are sure to be out of this world!3 Kids in costume at SOS

View a stunning display of beautiful images from NASA, with additions from local astronomers, on loan from the University of Wisconsin Astronomy Department (with explanations in English, Spanish, and Hmong).

Fun hands-on activities will help you learn about what constellations to look for throughout the year — and you can build your own constellation projector to take home!

In the Kids’ Climate Cast, imagine yourself journeying through galaxies near and far… live from our green screen TV studio “spaceship”!

In our Immersion Theater, view NASA’s awesome film, ‘Pursuit of Light!’ Built from time lapse imagery and some of the biggest datasets ever captured, the movie is a visual poem about up-to-the-minute areas of hot NASA research with an eye toward humanity’s place in a dynamic universe.

Plus, join us for some amazing gazing “Under the Starry Skies” on Saturday, February 8!

New Pricing for 2014!! Members: Free Adults: $4 Children, Students, Seniors: $3

Click here to learn more about our ongoing Blue Marble Campaign to install a new panoramic astronomy theater in our Immersion Theater!




February 15, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$3 – $4


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

Aldo Leopold Nature Center