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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.

Family Trailside Backpack Program

Family Trailside Backpack Program Enhance your exploration of nature with our Family Trailside Backpack Program. This self-guided, year round program is designed for families to learn together, at their leisure, as they explore the Aldo Leopold Nature Center trails. To help you on your adventure, we provide a backpack with an easy-to-understand Exploration Guide and a seasonal activity kit, which children of all ages will enjoy. Backpack themes change seasonally and include Spring is in the Air, Crawling Critters, Amazing Adaptations and Snug in the Snow.

Program Fee:
Members: FREE
Non-members: $5/ family
$10 for Daycare and Scout groups

Drop-in hours are Monday through Friday, typically 9am to 4pm and 10am-2pm on weekends. To ensure availability, please call in advance to reserve the backpacks.

Aldo Leopold Nature Center