ALNC’S FACILITY REMAINS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Even though our building is closed*, our trails are free and open to the public daily from dawn until dusk.
We invite you to come out and enjoy the Wonders of Nature…it’s good for the mind, body and soul.

We have recently updated our mask policy to help keep our visitors, students, their families and our staff safe.

Please stay tuned for more information and do not hesitate to contact us with questions at alnc@aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org.

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

Nature Nook

Come check out our new Nature Nook in the lobby featuring educational and hands-on indoor wetland, woodland and prairie exhibits for all ages.  The Nooks are a great place to introduce young children to the various native habitats of Wisconsin, and a perfect stop to cool off or warm up after a hike along ALNC’s Nature Trails!

Nature Nooks are open Monday – Friday, on a drop-in basis, from 9 am – 4 pm and on Saturdays & Sundays from 10 am – 2 pm.

There is no admission fee for our Nature Nooks, however, we are empowered by members and membership matters! Please click here for information on how you can become a member and expand children’s environmental education in our community.

 

  • wetland nookNative Fish & Wetland Exhibit: featuring a Catch & Release Fishing Stage, Interactive Wetland Mural, Aquatic Plant Aquariums, and Wetland Education Games and Activities!
  • woodland nookWoodland Exhibit: featuring a Tree Hollow, Interactive Woodland Mural, Tree Ring Exhibit, Woodland Terrariums, Forest and Woodland Animal Books, Puppets, Puzzles and More!
  • prairie nookMonarch Butterfly and Prairie Exhibit: featuring live Monarch Butterflies (during the summer), Prairie Planting Mound, Prairie Plant Sensory Table, Prairie Plant and Root Tapestry, Ant Farm, and beautiful butterfly mobile!
  • leopold exhibit nookAldo Leopold Exhibit: world-famous scientist, ecologist and author Aldo Leopold was once a kid – just like you!  Explore Leopold’s childhood, his interests, and see what he discovered about the mysteries of the land!

Aldo Leopold Nature Center