Our facility will be closed on Tuesday, August 29th for a Strategic Planning Meeting for our board and staff.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and 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 8, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Starry Skies

In the dark days of winter, there is much to be seen and heard!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 and participate in some indoor activities relating to owls and the night sky.

Use our star map scavenger hunt to navigate your way around a stunning display of beautiful images from NASA, with additions from local astronomers. “From Earth To The Universe” photo exhibit is on loan from the University of Wisconsin Astronomy Department Space Place.

ALNC will have adult and child snowshoes available on a first come first serve basis for use during night hikes.

Tickets: $5/person; children under 4 are free.  ALNC Members receive 10% off the ticket price!

Pre-registration recommended. Walk-ins Welcome!  Register below or call (608) 221-0404 ext. 1 for more info or to register!


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


February 8, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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