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.

Facility Rentals

Looking for a scenic site to host a party, family reunion, retreat, workshop, meeting or corporate party? Look no further than the Aldo Leopold Nature Center!

ALNC from pond Located in Monona, our facility offers a beautiful, eco-friendly venue for your group.

Our facility provides space for events, weddings, corporate parties, planning meetings, and more.

In addition, ALNC can offer your guests exciting one-of-a-kind experiences like team-building exercises, naturalist programs, interactive tours or custom shows in the Science On a Sphere, guided hikes, nature activities, Leopold lessons, and much more!

Best of all, your rental supports our missions and children’s environmental education at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center.

If you are interested in learning more about our rentals program. Please contact us at

Aldo Leopold Nature Center