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.

Arctic Avalanche

Experience a stunning, virtual trip to the ends of the Earth at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center on Friday, December 13 for their third adult event, Arctic Avalanche! REGISTER HERE! Guests 21+ will enjoy: Multi-media displays and ant/arctic-themed art from local artists of all ages Stunning 360º views of the northern lights in ALNC’s immersion theater […]

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Wild About Weather Month in the Exhibits

Throughout October, we’ll be wild about weather with ongoing programs, special guests, and activities centered on weather phenomena and climate in Wisconsin and around the globe. Hear from meteorology experts, take your own weather measurements, give your own weather forecast, and immerse yourself in our Storms360 Theater. […]

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Wild About Weather Month in the Exhibits

Throughout October, we’ll be wild about weather with ongoing programs, special guests, and activities centered on weather phenomena and climate in Wisconsin and around the globe. Hear from meteorology experts, take your own weather measurements, give your own weather forecast, and immerse yourself in our Storms360 Theater. […]

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Wild About Weather Month in the Exhibits

Throughout October, we’ll be wild about weather with ongoing programs, special guests, and activities centered on weather phenomena and climate in Wisconsin and around the globe. Hear from meteorology experts, take your own weather measurements, give your own weather forecast, and immerse yourself in our Storms360 Theater. […]

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Mad Science Month in the Exhibits

To celebrate the Wisconsin Science Festival, we are turning into mad scientists all month long! Unleash your inner innovator with special programs that will get you experimenting, tinkering, and learning — and see just how fun science can be! […]

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Monona Founder’s Day Celebration at ALNC

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the City of Monona with a very special Founder’s Day Celebration! Listen to live music, shop the craft vendors, feast on tasty foods and participate in a variety of FREE activities for all ages!! Hands-on pioneer activities for all ages Live music from local Irish and Americana band The Black […]

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Running Wild on the Summer Solstice

From time immemorial, the summer solstice has been celebrated by people and cultures across the globe. The ancients depended on the yearly pattern of day-light hours to set their calendars and determine the best time to plant and harvest crops. The summer solstice, which typically falls on June 21st, is the longest day of the […]

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Early Summer Fishin’

Summer fishing is cherished as an important seasonal hobby by both the young and old. When you get down to it, it’s more than just recreation, it’s practically a right of passage. The culture that surrounds fishing is as deep as the depths that have ever been plumbed by hook, line, and sinker. Happily, the […]

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