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.

Trailside Backpack – Scouts

Enhance your scouts’ exploration of nature with our Trailside Backpack Program! ALNC offers four seasonally themed backpacks containing easy-to-understand Exploration Guides and a host of tools to help your troop investigate and discover. Backpack activities may be used with scouts of all ages. Our seasonal themes are Spring is in the Air (spring), Crawling Critters (summer), Amazing Adaptations (fall), and Snug in the Snow (winter).

Cost: $3 per backpack (multiple backpacks available for larger groups)

Drop-in hours are year-round Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm and Weekends
10am-2pm.  Backpacks are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so reservations are recommended.

Aldo Leopold Nature Center