Our facility will be closed Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day.
We plan to reopen on Tuesday, Jan 17th at 9am.

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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Under the Starry Skies

February 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$7 – $29

1024px-Night_Sky_Stars_Trees_02In the dark days of winter, there is much to be seen and heard!  Join us for an evening under the starry skies at our remote Black Earth Campus.  We’ll spend the evening hiking under the night sky to listen for owl calls during their peak winter courtship and viewing the Orion and Crab nebulas, Jupiter, and several other constellations through a telescope on the deck (weather permitting).  In between sky viewing and night hiking, warm-up by the fire in the cabin as well as participate in some indoor activities relating to owls and the night sky.  ALNC will have adult and child snowshoes available on a first come first serve basis for use during night hikes.*

*This event is weather dependent. A back-up date is set for the following night, Saturday, February 7th from 6-8pm. The Public Programs Coordinator will communicate with registrants in the case of using the back-up date.  

Pre-registration required. 
ALNC members:  $7/person or $25/family; Non-members: $8/person or $29/family

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February 6, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$7 – $29
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Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus
330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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(608) 221-0404

Aldo Leopold Nature Center