ALNC UPDATES

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.

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