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.


Interested in helping the Aldo Leopold Nature Center reach more children with our engaging environmental education programs? Your gift, in any amount, will make a difference in the lives of children in the Dane County community and beyond.

From subsidized school field trips and tuition assistance for families to expanded community partnerships and free, off-site environmental educational programs, we are looking for innovative ways to engage all children with nature, allowing them to reap the benefits a connection to the natural world provides.




Aldo Leopold Nature Center