Welcome back! Our facility is now open on weekdays from 9am to 4pm and on weekends from 10am to 2pm.

Because we are a childcare facility and still following public health protocols, we will retain a few restrictions, including requiring masking indoors and limited access to some public offerings and areas of our facility. We may also have to adjust our hours or access on short notice. We appreciate your patience as we work through changes in staffing and schedules, and 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.

School & Daycare Programs

Educational Mission
ALNC’s mission is to provide innovative hands-on programs for children and teachers that “…teach the student to see the land, to understand what he sees, and enjoy what he understands” in the spirit of Aldo Leopold.

Building on ALNC’s award-winning hands-on outdoor education programs, we are pleased to now offer new and expanded programs connecting science, technology, society and the natural world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art multi-media experiences, these new programs create exciting learning experiences for all ages.


Aldo Leopold Nature Center