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Our facility will be closed on Friday, March 22nd for an all-staff meeting.
Our building will reopen to the public at 10am on Saturday, March 23rd.

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

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.

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Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus

330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
(608) 221-0404

The Monona Campus, with its gentle, glaciated patchwork of oak savanna, wetlands, prairies and woodlands provides a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the city life that surrounds it. Here, visitors are invited to explore local flora and fauna on the trails and see how their observations connect to global phenomena through interactive exhibits.

May 2024

Bird & Nature Adventures

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

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Waksik Woosga Revitalization Class

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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In collaboration with the Ho-Chunk Nation, ALNC is holding space for Waksik Woosga Revitalization classes (Traditional Feast Ceremony classes), to preserve Ho-Chunk ceremonial practices.

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June 2024

Nature Everywhere Day

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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Nature Everywhere Day brings all of the energy and enthusiasm for nature connection! Join the Children & Nature Network's Nature Everywhere Conference out in the Madison community for a day of celebration and family fun! At ALNC, check out a Family Trailside Backpack (available for free) to explore our grounds from 10 am - 2 pm. Included in the backpacks are a nature bingo game, magnifying glasses, binoculars, bug viewers, ID books, and other tools to explore our natural world!

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Land Stewards & Restorationists -- We need YOU!

Land Steward Work Day

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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Interested in helping restore and maintain ALNC’s prairie, pond, and woodlands? Join us the second Saturday of the month, April thru October, to help control invasive species, seed with native plants, get dirty, and have some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management and other projects as needed. Work days may be cancelled or planned activities modified due to inclement weather.

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Bird & Nature Adventures

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

Find out more »

July 2024

Land Stewards & Restorationists -- We need YOU!

Land Steward Work Day

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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Interested in helping restore and maintain ALNC’s prairie, pond, and woodlands? Join us the second Saturday of the month, April thru October, to help control invasive species, seed with native plants, get dirty, and have some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management and other projects as needed. Work days may be cancelled or planned activities modified due to inclement weather.

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30th Anniversary Open House

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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Celebrate 30 years of children's environmental education with an open house! Whether you've connected with us before or have never been, join us for this free event and share a meal with us. Games, fun, and adventure await.

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Bird & Nature Adventures

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

Find out more »

August 2024

Land Stewards & Restorationists -- We need YOU!

Land Steward Work Day

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Interested in helping restore and maintain ALNC’s prairie, pond, and woodlands? Join us the second Saturday of the month, April thru October, to help control invasive species, seed with native plants, get dirty, and have some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management and other projects as needed. Work days may be cancelled or planned activities modified due to inclement weather.

Find out more »

Bird & Nature Adventures

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

Find out more »

Adult Summer Camp

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
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Get your tickets early for this fun and exciting fundraiser! Summer camp activities throughout the grounds will be paired with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Camp games, stories, crafts, and adventure await!

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September 2024

Land Stewards & Restorationists -- We need YOU!

Land Steward Work Day

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Interested in helping restore and maintain ALNC’s prairie, pond, and woodlands? Join us the second Saturday of the month, April thru October, to help control invasive species, seed with native plants, get dirty, and have some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management and other projects as needed. Work days may be cancelled or planned activities modified due to inclement weather.

Find out more »

Bird & Nature Adventures

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

Find out more »

October 2024

Land Stewards & Restorationists -- We need YOU!

Land Steward Work Day

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Interested in helping restore and maintain ALNC’s prairie, pond, and woodlands? Join us the second Saturday of the month, April thru October, to help control invasive species, seed with native plants, get dirty, and have some fun! Volunteer work days will focus mainly on land management and other projects as needed. Work days may be cancelled or planned activities modified due to inclement weather.

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Fall Fest

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States

Fall Fest returns with 'Creatures of the Night', our annual fun-filled night of spooky nature activities in 'not-so-scary' style! With activity stations indoors and out, there is plenty of FREE fall fun for everyone to enjoy. Park your car at Ahuska Park and ride a FREE shuttle to ALNC. Food carts on site.

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Bird & Nature Adventures

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

Find out more »

November 2024

Bird & Nature Adventures

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

Find out more »

December 2024

Bird & Nature Adventures

December 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

Find out more »

January 2025

Bird & Nature Adventures

January 25, 2025 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

Find out more »

February 2025

Bird & Nature Adventures

February 22, 2025 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

Find out more »

March 2025

Bird & Nature Adventures

March 22, 2025 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

Find out more »

April 2025

Bird & Nature Adventures

April 26, 2025 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

Find out more »

May 2025

Bird & Nature Adventures

May 24, 2025 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

Find out more »

June 2025

Bird & Nature Adventures

June 28, 2025 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

Find out more »

July 2025

Bird & Nature Adventures

July 26, 2025 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

Find out more »

August 2025

Bird & Nature Adventures

August 23, 2025 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

Find out more »

September 2025

Bird & Nature Adventures

September 27, 2025 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

Find out more »

October 2025

Bird & Nature Adventures

October 25, 2025 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

Find out more »

November 2025

Bird & Nature Adventures

November 22, 2025 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

Find out more »

December 2025

Bird & Nature Adventures

December 27, 2025 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus, 330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map

Join a naturalist for an easy, family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into the beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way.

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