ALNC UPDATES

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