The Environmental Learning Center, built in 2003, was Wisconsin's first Gold LEED-certified building.
The Dorothy K. Vallier Environmental Learning Center, designed by The Kubala Washatko Architects and built in 2003, is the portal to 185-acres of varied habitats. Features of the Gold LEED-certified building include extensive use of natural light with window systems that supply 10-20% of the building’s electricity. The building includes classrooms for Nature Preschool through adult education. You are welcome to explore the building on your own throughout the day.
Six miles of trails take visitors through wetlands, restored prairies, forests, ravines, bluffs, and Lake Michigan shoreline. Schlitz Audubon offers a one-mile loop of boardwalk and crushed stone that is wheelchair and stroller friendly. Hike the trails – including climbing a 60-foot observation tower – anytime throughout the day. Or join in a twenty-minute guided hike at 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am and 11:30am.
Other drop-in activities include a meet and greet with birds from their Raptor Program between noon and 2:00pm and encounters with other live animals between noon and 3:00pm.
1111 E Brown Deer Rd Milwaukee, WI
10 am - 5 pm
Photography, Video, Tripods Permitted
Fully wheelchair accessible