All programs and events are canceled until further notice*, but our trails remain free and open to the public daily from dawn until dusk.

*Please note our facility’s date of reopen is based on public health recommendations and other factors.

With information changing rapidly, we thank you for your patience as we determine the right course of action.

Please stay tuned and do not hesitate to contact us with questions at Thank you.

Last-minute Eco-Chic Costume Ideas

Still searching for a costume idea for yourself or your youngster? Check out these fun nature-inspired, eco-friendly diy ideas:

101447598.jpg.rendition.largestBaby Octopus: This awesome costume is actually a cinch to make. You just need three pairs of tights, some stuffing, and the little no-skid pads that you normally stick on the bottom of furniture (to make the suction cups.) So cute, yet so fast and fun! See more at:

 frogHop To It Froggy: Made from a simple green t-shirt! How adorable! See more at:

 flower-pot-costume Flower Pot: How cute and easy is this? See more here:




Remember to join us to show off your costume at this Friday’s Fall Fest!

  • Meet a live fruit bat with WI DNR staff!
  • Conduct kooky candy experiments!
  • Roast marshmallows over a roaring campfire!
  • Make nocturnal animal crafts!
  • Hoot and Howl around the giant moon in the Science On a Sphere!
  • Enjoy a Costume Parade for the kids!
  • See the Bone Yard!
  • Search for nocturnal animals in the mysterious and A-MAZE-ing Basswood Tree!
  • Enjoy autumnal refreshments and more!

To top it all off, we will be unveiling our new Nature Nook for families at the event. Click here to find out more!

Fall Fest is a FREE Members‘ event! Click here or call 608-221-0404 x1 to register!

Not an ALNC member? Register for Fall Fest for just $50 and we’ll give you a COMPLIMENTARY family membership! Click here to join today!

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