Aldo Leopold Nature Center

330 Femrite Dr.
Monona, WI 53716

Explore the wetland, woodland, and prairie ecosystems of South Central Wisconsin at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center! With free outdoor trails, open daily from dawn until dusk, and year-round environmental education programs for children ages 2-14, Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC) offers many opportunities for you and your family to develop a connection with the natural world.

Established in 1994, ALNC is an independent, non-profit organization. Through outdoor, hands-on, interactive programs, ALNC is leading the way to engage, educate, and empower the next generation of stewards of the land for a healthy, happy, and sustainable future.

It is one thing to lead, but another to nurture – and the Aldo Leopold Nature Center does both. Through its programs and approach to education, ALNC provides a safe and positive environment for children and their families to explore the natural world – together. Whether it be discovering how tadpoles grow into frogs; investigating the variety of grasses in a prairie, or quietly soaking up the beauty of a summer sunset, ALNC provides an opportunity for children to connect to the land – to discover their own answers to life’s big questions and to create the relationships that will serve them for the remainder of their lives.

Our work is experiential and hands-on -- teaching students to slow down, to rediscover their own senses, and to use those senses in uncovering the environment around them. We hope you will join us as we educate and engage current and future generations, empowering them to respect, protect, and enjoy the natural world.

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  • Free Wi-Fi:
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms:
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly Business:
  • On-Site Child Care:
  • On-Site Electric Vehicle Charging:
  • On-Site Parking:
  • Wheelchair Accessible:
  • Family Friendly:
  • Free:
Food & Drink
  • Allows Buy Out:
  • Bathroom(s) with Footstool:
  • Bathroom(s) with Grab Bars:
  • Family/Single Stall Bathroom(s):
  • Food Allergen Protocol:
  • Outlets Available to Public:
  • Refrigeration for Medications:
  • Accessible Parking Space(s):
  • Accessible Table Clearance:
  • Step-free or Ramp/Elevator/Lift Access:
  • Van Accessible Parking:
  • Wide Doors:
Outdoors & Recreation
  • Accessible Fishing Pier:
  • Hard Surface Trail:
  • Braille signage:
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 3230
  • Reception Capacity 200
  • Theatre Capacity 290
  • Onsite A/V Equipment
  • Can Bring in Own Food
  • Offsite Catering
  • Outdoor Space Available
  • Banquet Capacity 200
  • Number of Rooms 6
  • Classroom Capacity 200
Main Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1450
  • Theater Capacity: 290
  • Classroom Capacity: 120
  • Banquet Capacity: 96
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Orientation Theater
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1100
  • Theater Capacity: 74
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1235
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 42
  • Banquet Capacity: 33
  • Reception Capacity: 100
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3230
  • Theater Capacity: 215
Conference Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 400
  • Classroom Capacity: 20
  • Banquet Capacity: 20
  • Reception Capacity: 30
Grand Lawn
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 200