Welcome

Our facility will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15th in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Our building will reopen to the public at 9am on Tuesday, Jan. 16th.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.
Please exercise caution to remain safe on trails, sidewalks, and driveways, as conditions may be icy.

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

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

Public Lecture: Live from Antarctica! / En Vivo Desde Antártida!

Juan Botella, PolarTREC teacher researcher and science teacher at Monona Grove High School, followed his dream of becoming an oceanographer when he went to Antarctica in 2011 to study the changes in seawater properties due to climate change. He assisted with studies aboard the research icebreaker Nathanial B. Palmer, from the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, through the Southern Ocean and […]

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January 2016 – Polar Express

Take a trip to the poles with the Aldo Leopold Nature Center this month! Interesting, stark, and beautiful, our globe’s polar ice caps function as the planet’s air conditioners and play a critical role in climate change research and life on our Earth. Check out our hands-on exhibits, watch stunning ice sheet imagery, learn about […]

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Aldo Leopold Nature Center