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.

Sponsor a Camper

For youth from economically-challenged homes, the opportunity to enjoy a carefree summer spent learning and playing outdoors might be an impossible dream. The Aldo Leopold Nature Center invites you to help give these children respite from the reality of their daily struggles and empower them with a connection to the natural world with a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to attend summer camp through The Campfire Fund Scholarship Program.

Help give Dane County’s most deserving children a summer they will always remember, and one that will provide them with a source of happiness and hope for their futures.  It costs $35 for a half day session, $157 for one week of half day sessions, or $335 to send a child to full day camp for a week.  Thank you for making a difference in these children’s lives today.

Click here to make a donation to The Campfire Fund Scholarship Program.

Click here to donate to The Campfire Fund Scholarship Program.


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