Visiting Aullwood

Location, hours, and all the information you need for an enjoyable visit to our Center, Farm and Sanctuary

Locations and Directions

Aullwood consists of two major locations, Aullwood Nature Center and Aullwood Farm, connected by six miles of walking trails running through our beautiful 200 acre nature sanctuary. You can begin your visit at either site, then enjoy a scenic walk in the Nature Sanctuary along trails leading to the other location or take a quick five minute car trip there instead. Your payment at either location pays your admission to both.

Aullwood Nature Center is located at 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton, OH 45414. Aullwood Farm is located at 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton, OH 45414.

Hours and Admission

Aullwood is open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM and Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM. We are closed on most school holidays; please check our Upcoming Events calendar for the latest information on closings.

General admission is free for children 2 and under, $7.00 for children 3 to 11, and $10.00 for adults 12 and over. Members of Friends of Aullwood (our support group) and the National Audubon Society receive free admission with membership card. Special events like Apple Fest can have different fees; please see our Upcoming Events calendar, check our Annual Events listing or contact us to check!

Aullwood is a Blue Star Museum

Aullwood is a participating Blue Star Museum for 2019. Through this program, Aullwood supports America’s armed forces by providing free general admission to active duty military personnel from all branches of the service, National Guard members, as well as Reserve members. The active duty member or spouse may bring up to 5 family members from May 21, 2019 through September 1, 2019. (Please note these special Aullwood dates which differ from the national program dates.) More than 2,000 museums across the country participate in this program. For more information, please visit https://www.arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums

Special Programs and Annual Events

Aullwood has many special programs and annual events you may enjoy! Keep up to date with all the latest happenings on our Upcoming Events calendar, or see our Annual Events listing to see the major events we host throughout the year.

Trail Map

Please see Aullwood's Trail Map and Brochure for a complete guide to Aullwood's  farm, center, sanctuary and walking trails, as well as general information about us.

Gift Shop

Aullwood's Nature Store is located near the lobby at Aullwood Center and is open during Aullwood's regular business hours. A visit to our gift store is a great way to take a piece of Aullwood home with you. Aullwood's Nature Store carries hundreds of nature related items, including a variety of bird feeders and houses, children's educational toys and games, nature gifts and crafts. Field guides and birding, ecology and Ohio related books are all topics carried in our book department, along with activity, pop-up and board books for children. All store proceeds help support Aullwood's programs and help us preserve the sanctuary. Remember that a Friends of Aullwood membership entitles you to a 10% discount in Aullwood's Nature Store and much more!

Parking

Ample parking is available at both Aullwood Farm and Aullwood Center, and is free during regular business hours.

Smoking

Aullwood's Farm and Center as well as trails and property are smoke-free. No smoking, including the use of electronic or e-cigarettes, is permitted in any location at any time.

Photography and Videography

Aullwood Audubon does not require any special permits for photography or videography. Photography or videography is permitted for any purpose during our regular hours, as long as the process does not violate any of our other policies or inconvenience other patrons while they are using the trails or facilities. Please note that all participants do need to pay our standard general admission fees, which are free for children 2 and under, $7.00 for children 3 to 11, and $10.00 for adults 12 and over. (As always, Members of Friends of Aullwood, our support group, and the National Audubon Society receive free admission with membership card.)

Dogs

Dogs on leash are permitted at Aullwood Audubon. We do not allow retractable leashes on our property. Aullwood Farm and Aullwood's festival events often feature a variety of animals as well as dogs from participating service organizations, so please keep this in mind if your dog doesn't always 'play well with others'. 

Contact Us

Contact us by calling 937-890-7360 or emailing AskUs@aullwood.org. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! Our mailing address is:

Aullwood Audubon
1000 Aullwood Road
Dayton OH 45414-1129

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