Aldo Leopold Nature Center - Monona Campus

  • Monona - Pioneer

    Monona - Pioneer
  • Monona - Science on a Sphere

    Monona - Science on a Sphere

Discover adventure and hands-on learning for all ages at the new Aldo Leopold Nature Center! Explore wetlands, forests, prairies and oak savannas outside and exciting high-tech exhibits inside at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center. Check out a backpack of activities for pond dipping, enjoy summer camps for ages 2-16, attend a family program like Maple Syrup Fest, try pioneering in the Children’s Shack, hear scientists at a Wonder Weekend and explore interactive exhibits including the Storms 360 Immersion Theater, Kids’ Climate Cast Green Screen Studio, the Nina Leopold Bradley Family Phenology Center, the Madison Gas and Electric Renewable Energy Center, the giant Science On a Sphere and much more. Families, schools, small and large groups welcome. Visit for a calendar of upcoming programs and events.

Hours of Operation

Open year-round. Hours of Operation: Building: Monday – Friday, 9am–4pm. Exhibits: Monday – Friday, 10am–4pm & the third weekend of every month. Trails: Sun-up to Sun-down.


  • Disabled Access

History/Heritage Type

  • Wisconsin History
  • Native American Heritage