FAQs for Visitors

How can I see the inside of the Shack?

Guided tours on Saturdays at 1 pm (Memorial Day weekend through October) are the only way to view the inside of the Leopold Shack. Learn more on our tours page.

Do you offer tours of the Shack to grade schoolers and middle schoolers?

Because the Shack is a historic and somewhat fragile site, we don’t encourage heavy visitation by grade school and middle school groups. If you’re interested in bringing younger kids for a visit, please consider our annual Family Day celebration, an event in May that caters to kids of all ages. Contact us at gro.d1485101641lopoe1485101641lodla1485101641@sruo1485101641t1485101641 for more information.

Another option for younger students is a visit to the Aldo Leopold Nature Center in Monona, WI, a separate but partner organization of the Leopold Foundation.

My architectural firm would like to tour the Leopold Center. What options exist?

Some engineering and architecture groups want a more technical tour of the Leopold Center’s design and construction features than our staff and regular tour guides are able to give. If your group would like a more specialized tour of the center, we can work with you to schedule an “expert tour” led by members of our building team.

Contact us at gro.d1485101641lopoe1485101641lodla1485101641@sruo1485101641t1485101641 for more information, but do plan farther in advance. Many of our building team members have extremely busy schedules and must travel here from a distance.