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Wisconsin Nature and Environmental Education Centers
( Click County Name to see where attraction is located )
- Aldo Leopold Nature Center
- Call 608-221-0404.
300 Femrite Dr, Madison, Dane County.
- Central Wisconsin Environmental Station
- Call 715-824-2428.
10186 County MM, Amherst Junction, Portage County.
- Chickadee Depot
- Call 608-231-228.
3236 University Ave, Madison, Dane County.
- D.C. Smith Greenhouse
- The conservatory is an example of the relatively new discipline of interiorscaping. Visit during the winter months to enjoy the ornamental plants and the tropical environment. Open to the public during regular university building hours.
465 Babcock Drive, Madison, Dane County.
- UW-Madison Botany Garden And Greenhouse
- With beautiful plants from around the world, the Botany Garden and Greenhouse utilizes the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group system of molecular classification. The Greenhouse has three specimens of the rare titan arum, known as the "corpse" plant for its rotten smell when it blooms.
Birge Hall, 430 Lincoln Dr, Madison, Dane County.
- Hartman Creek State Park Nature Center
- Open year-round, state park sticker. Camping, fishing, canoeing, swimming, hiking, X-C skiing.
N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, Waupaca County.
- Jordan Park Nature Center
- Call 715-346-1433.
1516 Church St, Stevens Point, Portage County.
- Mackenzie Environmental Education Center
- Call 608-635-8105.
W7303 Cty Hwy CS, Poynette, Columbia County.
- Mecan River Discovery Center
- Call 920-787-0842.
Off Hwy 22, Wautoma, 11 miles N of Montello, Marquette County.
- Olbrich Botanical Gardens
- An adventure for all ages! Explore the rainforest year-around. Stroll the flower gardens and visit the gift shop.
3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, Dane County.
- Sandhill Wildlife Area Outdoor Skills Center
- The Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center is an outdoor training center offering programs on a variety of wildlife-related recreational activities. The Center, located on the spacious 9,000 acre Sandhill Wildlife Area, provides wildlife-related recreational courses in the classroom and outdoors. Outdoor programs are enhanced by a shooting range, trails, orienteering course, and opportunities for supervised hunting and trapping experience.
Babcock, Wood County.
- Schmeeckle Reserve
- Open Mon to Fri 9 am to 5 pm, Sat and Sun noon to 5 pm. Visitors center includes the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame.
2419 N Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County.
- Stanton W Mead Education and Visitor Center
- The Stanton W. Mead Education and Visitor Center is located on the George W. Mead Wildlife Area in Marathon County. One of the goals of the Mead Wildlife Area is to provide wildlife and environmental programs to the citizens of Wisconsin. These programs help to foster a sense of environmental stewardship, that through education we can achieve a better understanding of the values and issues of our wildlife and natural resources.
S2148 County Hwy S, Milladore, Wood County.
- Twin Oaks Environmental Center
- Call 715-693-4188.
6500 Alderson St, Schofield, Marathon County.
- Upham Woods 4-H Environmental Education Center
- Call 608-254-6461.
N104 County Trunk N, Wisconsin Dells, Columbia County.
- UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center
- Featuring restored prairies, forests and wetlands of pre-settlement Wisconsin, this 1,260-acre arboretum also houses flowering trees, shrubs and a world-famous lilac collection. Educational tours for groups and the general public, science and nature-based classes for all ages, and a wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available. Open year-round from 7 am - 10 pm. The Visitor Center is open weekdays from 9:30 am - 4 pm; 12:30 - 4 pm on weekends. Free admission.
Located between Lake Wingra and the West Beltline Highway at 1207 Seminole Highway, Madison, Dane County.
- UW-Madison Nature Center
- Call 608-263-7888.
1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, Dane County.
- Wausau School Forest
- Call 715-693-3607.
415 Seymour St, Wausau, Marathon County.
- Wisconsin Deer Park
- Call 608-253-2041.
Wisconsin Dells, Adams County.
- 1000 Islands Environmental Center
- Open Mon to Fri 8 am to 4 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am to 3:30 pm. 300-acre refuge with nature center, 300 specimens of birds and animals, nature trails.
Call 920-766-4733 or 920-788-9024.
1000 Beaulieu Ct (Hwy Z), Kaukauna, Outagamie County.
- Art and Nature Center
- Open June 19 to September 19, Mon to Sat 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, Sun 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.
RR 1, Washington Island, Door County.
- Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
- Seven hundred-acre urban wildlife refuge with many animals native to Wisconsin. Open mid-Apr to mid-Sep daily 8 am to 8 pm. Mid-Sep to mid-Apr 8 am to 5 pm.
1660 E Shore Dr, Green Bay, Brown County.
- Bjorklunden Seminars
- Call 920-839-2216.
Bailey's Harbor, Door County.
- Brillion Nature Center
- The Brillion Nature Center is a 40 acre parcel of land located in the Brillion Wildlife Area. The Brillion Nature Center offers environmental education opportunities for the community. The six miles of hiking trails are open to the public from 7 am until sunset. The Nature Center is located on Deer View Road, just 2 miles southwest of Brillion.
315 S Main Street, Brillion, Calumet County.
- Fallen Timbers Environmental Center
- Call 920-984-3700.
Cty PP, S of Hwy 54, Black Creek, Outagamie County.
- Florence Wild Rivers Interpretive Center
- The 3,000 sq ft interpretive display area is devoted to natural resource education and an informational source for all. The Center is seen as a focal point for the promotion of balanced resource utilization. Education and cooperation are the guiding principles for these efforts. Displays communicate that integrated forest management is essential for a sustained yield of diverse products, recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat, and to maintain a healthy forest for future generations.
Call 715-528-5377 or toll-free 800-889-0049.
5628 Forestry Drive, Florence, Florence County.
- Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve
- This 775-acre white cedar swamp features a nature center, hiking trails and wildlife watching. Woodland bird species include great hroned owls, pileated woodpeckers, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, herons, cranes, Cooper's hawks, harriers migrating ducks and shorebirds. Open Tue-Sat 8 am to 4:30 pm, Sun 12:30 to 4:30 pm.
4815 N Lynndale Dr (Cty A), north of Appleton, Outagamie County.
- Green Bay Botanical Garden
- Formal flower gardens plus new children's garden with tree house, maze and frog pond. Open May-Oct Tu-Su 10 am to 6 pm. Oct-Apr Mon to Fri 9 am to 4 pm.
2600 Larsen Rd, Green Bay, Brown County.
- High Cliff Nature Center
- Call 920-989-1106.
N7630 State Park Rd, Sherwood, Calumet County.
- Kemp Natural Resources Station
- Call 715-356-9070.
8031 Kemp Woods Rd, Woodruff, Oneida County.
- L H Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve
- Six miles of hiking and ski trails tour this 925-acre wildlife management area on the west shore of Green Bay. Facilities include an interpretive center with restrooms and outdoor picnic areas. Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset, year-round, and are used by cross-country skiiers during the winter. The interpretive center is open Mon to Fri 9 am to 4 pm, and Sat & Sun from noon to 4 pm.
Near Suamico, three miles north of Green Bay, Brown County.
- Ledge View Nature Center
- Open Mon-Fri 8 am to 4:30 pm. Weekends 10 am to 4:30 pm. 105-acre preserve with indoor exhibits on Lake Sturgeon, Wisconsin Bats, Birds, Niagara Escarpment; live animals; honeybee observation hive; library; hiking/xc ski trails; fun trail; 60-foot observation tower; labeled arboretum, butterfly garden, rain garden; three caves and quarry. Maple Syrup Sunday open house and Halloween Candlelight Cave Tours. Public cave tours weekends June-October, some summer weekdays. Call to confirm.
Located one mile south of Chilton between Hwys G and 57. W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, Calumet County.
- Merrill School Forest Enviro Center
- Call 715-536-9593.
N Sales St, Merrill, Lincoln County.
- Mosquito Hill Nature Center
- The center has 430 acres that borders the Wolf River. Inside are natural history displays, exhibit areas, an art gallery, library, auditorium, and classrooms. Outside there is a butterfly house (seasonal) and an observatory open for scheduled events. Three miles of developed hiking trails includes inspiring scenic overlooks. For the winter snow season there are 5 miles of snowshoe trails and one un-groomed cross-country skiing trail. Hours; Tue - Fri 8 am to 4:30 pm, weekends 10 am to 3 pm.
N3880 Rogers Rd, New London, Outagamie County.
- Navarino Nature Center
- NNC is located on the 15,000 acre Navarino Wildlife Area (DNR). There are 56 miles of hiking trails on the wildlife area, 12 of which are groomed for cross-country skiing during the winter months. Recently 2 new snowshoeing trails have been established, following this the nature center will rent out snowshoes for use on the wildlife area. Navarino Nature Center is open Mon 1 - 4:30 pm; Tue - Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm; Sat 8 am - 3 pm. Weekend lobby hours, 8 am - 5 pm. Navarino Wildlife Area (DNR) is open year round.
W5646 Lindsten Rd, Shiocton, Shawano County.
- North Lakeland Discovery Center
- Call 715-543-2085 or toll-free 877-543-2085.
30 miles S of Hurley, 22 miles N of Minocqua, W215 Hwy W, Manitowish Waters, Vilas County.
- Northern Highland State Forest Nature Center
- Call 715-365-8914.
4125 Cty M, Boulder Junction, Vilas County.
- Northwoods Wildlife Center
- Call 715-356-7400.
8683 Blumstein Rd, Minocqua, Oneida County.
- Peninsula State Park Nature Center
- The White Cedar Nature Center is located in Peninsula State Park, a 776-acre area that includes seven miles of accessible shoreline and nearly 500 campsites. The nature center, located on Bluff Road near the Woodyard, is a year-round facility featuring bird and fish displays, children's area, and more. Half-mile interpretive nature trail adjacent to building. Open daily Memorial Day - Labor Day, 10 am - 2 pm. Open limited days September - May. Family nature programs offered daily during the summer, limited times through out the year. Special programs on request.
On SR 42 just north of Fish Creek. Door County.
- Point Beach State Forest Nature Center
- Open year-round 6 am to 11 pm. Park sticker required, Camping, wind surfing, swimming and 5 miles of sandy beach.
9400 Cty O, Two Rivers, Manitowoc County.
- Ridges Sanctuary
- Call 920-839-2802.
Baileys Harbor, Door County.
- The Wild Center
- The WILD Center located in Neenah consists of 16 acres of upland, forest and marsh on Little Lake Buttes des Morts, part of the Fox River waterway. Our native plant gardens are open 24/7 while office facilities are open 10-3/M-F and include 4 rain gardens, a large pollinator garden, an oak savanna/mesic prairie, turtle nesting site and a great view of the lake and Guckenberg-Sturm Marsh. The northern end of the marsh is owned and managed by NEWLT adding another 48 acres for public access.
2285 Butte des Morts Beach Road, Neenah, Winnebago County.
- Trees for Tomorrow
- Trees For Tomorrow, an accredited natural resources specialty school, is located in the beautiful outdoor classroom better known as the "Northwoods" in Eagle River, Wisconsin. The focus of Trees For Tomorrow is to place people of all ages in direct contact with the natural resources that humans depend on. Classroom time with science based study combined with active, field study in the surrounding nature rich areas lends to: "A Natural Resources Education Experience That Lasts A Lifetime!"
519 Sheridan St E, Eagle River, Vilas County.
- West Shores Interpretive Center
- Call 920-434-2824.
2024 Lakeview Dr, Suamico, Brown County.
- White Cedar Nature Center
- Call 920-868-3258.
Fish Creek, Door County.
- Whitefish Dunes State Park Nature Center
- Call 920-823-2400.
3701 Clark Lake Rd (Cty WD), Sturgeon Bay, Door County.
- Woodland Dunes Nature Center
- Open daily 10 am to 4 pm, Nature preserve with exhibits, hiking trails, nature center.
Manitowoc, Manitowoc County.
- Chippewa Moraine Interpretive Center
- Open year round, daily 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Interpretive center with glacial displays, movies, nature and hiking trails, reptiles, snowshoes.
13394 Cty M, New Auburn, Chippewa County.
- Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area
- Call 715-967-2800.
On Cty M, 8-1/2 miles E of US 53, 9 miles N of Bloomer, 13394 Cty M, New Auburn, Chippewa County.
- Funkie Gardens
- Over 600 varieties of hosta, companion shade plants and unique, sun-loving perennials. Stroll through beautiful display gardens surrounding pre-Civil war era home. Open May to mid Sept. Wed-Thurs 9am-8pm; Fri-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 12-5pm. Closed Mon & Tues.
618 Pearl St, Prescott, Pierce County.
- Hunt Hill Nature Center & Audubon Sanctuary
- Hunt Hill is a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary with glacial hills, three clear lakes, old-growth forest, prairie and northern bogs. Bird life includes nesting osprey and loons. The Sanctuary offers guided walks, cabin rentals and environmental programs. Open daily during daylight hours.
Call 715-635-6543 or toll-free 877-777-8383.
Ten miles south of Spooner, 20 miles north of Rice Lake, at N2384 Hunt Hill Rd, Sarona, Washburn County.
- Ice Age Interpretive Center
- At Interstate State Park.
St. Croix Falls, Polk County.
- Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center
- Open 8 am to 6 pm daily. Observation tower, 100 seat theater, visitor info and trip planning, interpretive and historic exhibits.
29270 Cty G, Ashland, Bayfield County.
- Pattison State Park Nature Center
- Open year round. Site of Big Manitou Falls, Wisconsin's highest waterfall at 165 ft.
6294 S State Rd 35, Superior, Douglas County.
- Rose Garden/Lily Garden
- See nature's beauty of 500 roses, teas, floribunda, grandifloras, miniatures and climbers.
Jefferson & Bridgewater, Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County.
- Willow River State Park Nature Center
- Call 715-386-9340.
1034 County Road A, Hudson, St. Croix County.
- Ralph H Wise Nature Center
- The Nature Center, which overlooks the Eau Claire River bottoms and surrounding hills, contains a discovery room with hands-on learning stations, interpretive displays of local fauna and flora and live animal exhibits, an auditorium, classrooms, resource library, and a gift shop.
S1 Cty Hwy K, Fall Creek, Eau Claire County.
- Boerner Botanical Gardens
- The Boerner Botanical Gardens (in Whitnall Park), an internationally renowned horticultural showplace in the Milwaukee County Parks, offers gardeners, plant lovers and students the opportunity to take in the colors and scents of a variety of collections. Hours: May through Oct daily, 8 am – sunset; Late Apr & early Nov, if weather conditions are favorable, the gardens may open earlier in the season or stay open later in the season; Mid-November through mid-April, closed. Fees: Age 6 – 17 $2, 18 & up $4, any age with disability $3, Milwaukee County Senior Age 60+ $3.
9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, Milwaukee County.
- Bong State Recreational Area
- Call 262-878-5600 or 262-878-5615.
On SR 142, 4 miles W of US 45, 9 miles W of I-43, 26313 Burlington Rd, Kansasville, Kenosha County.
- Camp Minikani Environmental Education Center
- We are a year-round, day use or overnight Environmental Education Center offering high quality outdoor education at an affordable price for schools. Join us in our portable planetarium, 2 lakes, and 150 acres located on the sub-continental divide for fun, excitement, and learning. Have your students try our GPS "geocaching" program, climbing wall, or high ropes course.
875 Amy Belle Rd, Hubertus, Washington County.
- Covenant Harbor Nature Center
- Call 262-248-3600.
1724 Main St, Lake Geneva, Walworth County.
- Ellwood H May Environmental Park
- 120-acre park with diverse habitats offering year-round environmental programs, and recreational and educational opportunities, along with miles of free trails for hiking, wildlife viewing, and cross-country skiing. The Ecology Center is open daily; no park entrance fees except during special events.
3615 Mueller Rd, Sheboygan, Sheboygan County.
- Falk Park
- Call 414-761-1151.
2013 W Rawson Ave, Oak Creek, Milwaukee County.
- Glacier Hills Audubon Nature Center
- Call 262-338-2704.
1664 Freiss Lake Rd, Hubertus, Washington County.
- Havenwoods Environmental Awareness Center
- The passive solar Environmental Awareness Center offers a variety of programs and services, including field trips, educator workshops, EE resource library, captive animal displays, and meeting space.
6141 N Hopkins St, (one block west of Sherman Blvd.) Milwaukee, Milwaukee County.
- Hawthorne Hollow Nature Sanctuary & Arboretum
- Forty acres of woodland, prairie and a 12-acre arboretum in a natural "hollow" accented by bluffs, Pike Creek, and a small fen (swamp). The sanctuary offers a variety of exotic trees, shrubs and birds including warblers, herons, owls, hawks, ducks and pheasant.
880 Green Bay Rd, Kenosha, Kenosha County.
- Henry Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center
- Call 920-533-8322.
1765 Hwy G, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County.
- Homestead Hollow Park
- Call 262-628-0103.
Germantown, Washington County.
- Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
- The federally-managed portion of the Horicon Marsh includes a six-mile trail system open year-round for hiking, wildlife observation and cross-country skiing in winter. A 3.2-mile auto tour route is open April 15 to September 15. Otherwise, much of the Marsh area is restricted to avoid disrupting the wildlife. Although the Marsh is famous for Canada Geese, more than 300 species of birds have been sighted here. The interpretive center features exhibits, posters, maps and information, and gifts. Handicap-accessible.
Three and one-half miles south of SR 49 on Cty Z, Mayville, Dodge County.
- House In The Wood
- Located on 23 acres of lake shore, forest and marsh habitats, House In The Wood is an excellent natural setting for students to learn about nature. HITW offers day trips, overnight stays and delicious, healthy food service. Educators choose from a rich variety of lessons for grades 3-12, including Aquatics, Forestry, Geology, Conservation, Team Building, Archery and many more.
3300 Bay Road, Delavan, Walworth County.
- Kettle Moraine State Forest Nature Center
- Call 262-594-2135.
S91 W39091 Hwy 59, Eagle, Waukesha County.
- Kneeland-Walker House and Victorian Gardens
- 19th century one-room school on grounds of Wauwatosa Historical Society's Kneeland-Walker House headquarters has welcomed 7,926 second graders since 1995. Students and teachers dress as in 1800s. Reenactment includes reading, arithmetic, geography, civics, games, tour of WHS headquarters and slide show. 2010 visitors receive 15th anniversary button. Program in April, May, September and October. Free to schools in Wauwatosa; $1 per person for other schools.
7406 Hillcrest Dr, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County.
- Lac Lawrann Nature Conservancy
- This 136-acre urban conservancy is situated in the northern and southern plant community tension zone. With 4 miles of trails for hiking and cross-country skiing that meander through prairie, pine plantation, deciduous forest and alongside wetland, lake, and ponds. Lac Lawrann is noted for it's significant number of flora and fauna species.
300 Schmidt Rd, West Bend, Washington County.
- Marsh Haven Nature Center
- Bordering the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, and the new Wild Goose State Bike Trail, Marsh Haven Nature Center offers Short Hiking Trails, Lake with Waterfowl, and 30 foot high Observation Tower that overlooks the beautiful Horicon Marsh. Features include 8000 sq. ft. main building with art gallery, wonderful displays and exhibits with over 50 mounted birds and animals (hawks, owls, songbirds, elk, bear, deer, etc.), theater with wildlife videos, ample gift shop with info on the Horicon Marsh and surrounding area, a large Classroom (with adjoining kitchen) for events, school groups, etc. There is also a lodge that is used for overnight groups of scouts, 4-H, etc.
Call 9 to 9 weekdays 920-887-9899 or 9 to 5 weekends 920-324-5818. Admission $1, children 12 and under 50 cents (Double for Special Events).
Three miles east of Waupun on State Hwy 49, W10145 State Road 49 East, Waupun, Fond du Lac County.
- Martin Schreiber Nature Center
- Call 414-647-6065 or 414-475-5300.
Hawthorn Glen Park, 1130 N 60th St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County.
- Mequon Nature Preserve
- Five miles of trail pass through 438 acres of hardwood forests and wetlands. Trails are open 365 days a year sunrise to sunset for activities such as bird-watching, hiking, and snow shoeing. Most trails are ADA accessible. The PieperPower Education Center provides environmental science programs for school groups and adults. The Preserve is carrying out a land restoration program to return the site to what it was in the 1830’s prior to European settlement.
8200 West County Line Road, Mequon, Ozaukee County.
- Myrick Hixon EcoPark
- Welcome to our world of environmental education, hiking, birding, prairie restoration, live indigenous animal exhibits, and many wonderful community events. Our vision is to achieve community understanding of, and respect for nature, and to protect the environment for future generations. Our mission is to create a unique destination with dynamic educational programming, interactive displays, and live animal exhibits that will advance the appreciation and conservation of our natural resources.
789 Myrick Park Dr, La Crosse, La Crosse County.
- Pringle Nature Center
- The Pringle Nature Center is located within the 197 acre Bristol Woods County Park. This beautiful park contains upland forest, wetlands, oak savanna remnants, prairie and lawn areas to explore. Within the woods are four miles of trails that are used for bird and wildlife observation, nature education walks, hiking and cross county skiing. The nature center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located on County MB in between County C and County Q in the Town of Bristol.
9800 160th Avenue, Bristol, Kenosha County.
- Retzer Nature Center
- Call 262-896-8007.
W284 S1530 Road DT, Waukesha, Waukesha County.
- River Bend Nature Center
- The silence of a tranquil, snowy wood, punctuated only by the swish of gliding skis, the delighted squeal of school children imagining what a deer looks like after seeing its tracks embedded in the soft mud, a forest awash in the glorious colors of autumn that frames the walk of solitary hikers, the gurgling sounds of the Root River as it rushes past a child and her mother sitting aside the bank — these are the sounds, sights and smells of the River Bend Nature Center.
3600 N Green Bay Rd, Racine, Racine County.
- Riveredge Nature Center
- Call 800-287-8098.
4458 W Hawthorne Dr, Newburg, Washington County.
- Sanderling Nature Center
- Call 920-452-3457.
1520 Old Park Rd, Sheboygan, Sheboygan County.
- Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
- A 185-acre stretch of untouched land along the shore of Lake Michigan, 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee. Hike trails, walk along the beach, and enjoy the spectacular view from our 60' observation tower. Attend programs, nature exhibits, meet resident raptors (eagles, owls, and more!), or go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. Bring binoculars - you never know what you might see! SANC educates over 35000 Milwaukee-area children per year and has one of the only nature preschools in the country.
1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County.
- Seno Woodland Education Center
- A 131-acre, forest- based learning center offering educational opportunities for schools, groups and individuals. Excellent resources for outdoor education, or just a nice walk. Owned by the WWOA Foundation, a charitable, non-profit, educational foundation.
Normally not open. Call to schedule events 608-873-5100.
On Cty P, five miles south of Burlington and six miles northeast of Lake Geneva, 3606 Dyer Lake Rd, Burlington, Kenosha County.
- Sheboygan County Outdoor Skills and Education Center
- Call 920-893-5210.
229 Fairview Dr, Sheboygan, Sheboygan County.
- Urban Ecology Center
- Urban Ecology Center's outdoor laboratory (part of Riverside Park) consists of 12 acres of wooded land and riparian habitat on the east bank of the Milwaukee River. The resource center and classroom is a short walk from the natural area This building is home to live animals, informational exhibits, and resource material about the Center and surrounding area.
Riverside Park, 1500 E Park Place, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County.
- Wehr Nature Center
- Rustling leaves, shimmering seas of grass, a cool rush of water over rock, birds and waterfowl calling, a rainbow of wildflowers, a scamper of animal feet... all of these natural treasures and many more await you at the Wehr Nature Center. For a refreshing, energizing activity, you and your whole family can explore the natural environment of the Wehr Nature Center – by enjoying a self-guided tour or participating in one of Wehr's many programs led by staff naturalists.
9701 W College Ave, Franklin, Milwaukee County.
- Welty Environmental Center
- The center has environmental education programs for the public and school groups, and is located in the beautiful Beckman Mill County Park. The park has a wide variety of habitats from a pond to an oak savanna remnant. Our hours vary and depend on the season.
Located 6 miles west of Beloit, 8606 W County Rd H, Beloit, Rock County.
- Arboretum and Natural Gardens
- Trees, shrubs and over 600 species of herbaceous perennials including many native species are offered on our century old farmstead. No longer a dairy farm, the rich fields now produce perennials. See for yourself the hardiness and beauty of mature plants in a Japanese Garden, a woodland hosta glen, and a 200 foot perennial border. Open daily April through November.
Richland Center, on Hwy 14, go 3 miles north of Readstown or 7 miles south of Viroqua, Vernon County.
- Bethel Horizons Nature Center
- Call 608-935-5885.
Route 1, Dodgeville, Iowa County.
- Blackhawk Lake Recreation Area
- Call 608-623-2707.
2025 Cty BH, Highland, Iowa County.
- Devil's Lake State Park Nature Center
- Call 608-356-8301.
S5975 Park Road, Baraboo, Sauk County.
- International Crane Foundation
- Dedicated to the protection and preservation of cranes and their wetland habitat, the ICF has the most complete collection of the 15 crane species in the world, and manages an intensive breeding program characterized by national and international cooperation. Habitat tours, breeding pod, video presentation, gift shop, self-guided tours. Guided tours at 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day and on weekends in May, Sept and Oct. Open daily 9 am to 5 pm from May 1 to Oct 31.
E-11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, Sauk County.
- Jones Arboretum and Botanical Garden
- Call 608-246-4551.
Rte 1, Readstown, Vernon County.
- Kickapoo Valley Reserve
- The Kickapoo Valley Reserve is an 8,569 acre tract of land located between the villages of La Farge and Ontario in southwestern Wisconsin. Its history, resources, administration, and recreational diversity make it unique - a place like no other.
S3661 State Road 131, La Farge, Vernon County.
- Living Waters Nature Center
- Call 608-634-4373.
Route 1, Westby, Vernon County.
- Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center
- A 400-acre nonprofit organization with modern visitors' center, nature trails and arboretum, shelter, museums, library, exhibits, gift shop and an 1890's restored log farmstead open air museum. From April 15 to October 31 open Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm, Sat 10am to 4pm, Sun noon to 4pm. From November 1 to April 14 open Mon-Fri 10am to 4pm. Sat closed, Sun noon to 4pm.
On Cty PI, three miles north of Coon Valley, , La Crosse County.
- Perrot State Park Nature Center
- Call 608-534-6509.
Trempealeau, Trempealeau County.
- Sinsinawa Mound Center
- Call 608-748-4411.
Cty Z, Sinsinawa, Grant County.
- Wyalusing State Park Nature Center
- Call 608-996-2261.
13081 State Park Ln, Bagley, Grant County.