Visiting Aullwood

Location, hours, and all the information you need for an enjoyable visit
NOTE: AULLWOOD'S NATURE CENTER IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. PLEASE SEE OUR REOPENING PAGE FOR DETAILS. THANK YOU!

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 to the public, and working to return to our full capabilities in stages. THROUGH JUNE 2021, Aullwood is open on Tuesday through Sunday, via the entrance at Aullwood Farm at 9101 Frederick Pike. We are open 9 AM to 5 PM Tuesday through Saturday and 1 PM to 5 PM Sunday. All of Aullwood's trails are accessible from the farm. Aullwood's Nature Center remains closed to all at this time. On Monday and Tuesday from 9 AM to 5 PM, Aullwood's Nature Center parking lot at 1000 Aullwood Road is open to the public for free admission to Aullwood's nature center trails. (Please note that vehicles left in the lot after 5 PM will be locked in.) Aullwood's Nature Center parking lot is closed to the public at all other times. No public restrooms will be available anywhere onsite Monday, and Aullwood Farm and farm trails will be closed Monday. For more details on our status, visit https://aullwood.audubon.org/reopen or call 937-890-7360. Please check our Upcoming Events calendar for information about upcoming events.

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 Audubon ia a part of an innovative program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Defense, and Blue Star Families, Blue Star Museums 2021. 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 15, 2021 until September 5, 2021. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums including science and nature centers, fine art museums and historic sites in all 50 states that offers free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families during the summer.  Blue Star Museums provides the gift of an outstanding museum experience to thousands of military families. See the complete list of museums at 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 has relocated to Aullwood Farm 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, TwitterInstagram and YouTube! Our mailing address is:

Aullwood Audubon
1000 Aullwood Road
Dayton OH 45414-1129

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