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.

Adult & Teacher Programs

Bring your group to ALNC for a fun and unforgettable experience! Call us at (608) 221-0404 to find out more and schedule a one-of-a-kind experience for your group!

Adult & Teacher Programs include:


  • Leopold Education Project WorkshopAdult & Teacher Workshops: At the Aldo Leopold Nature Center we offer a wide variety of both adult and teacher workshops.  Some adult workshops we have had in the past ranged from Invasive Species, Chainsaw Safety and Burn School to mixed media art.  Leopold Education Project, Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, Project WET, KEEP (K-12 Energy Education Program), and Global Environmental Change Education are just a few examples of our teacher workshops.
  • REI GroupGroup volunteer projects: Options include team-building programs, prairie restoration work and more!
  • Seasonally Themed Outdoor ActivitiesSeasonally-themed outdoor programs: From animal tracking to learning about Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic, there are lots of exciting outdoor programs for your group to choose from!
  • Land Steward Work DaysLand Steward Work Days: Join us one Saturday a month, March through November, and meet new people, help control invasive species, seed with native plants, get dirty and have fun!

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