Center, Farm & Sanctuary

Aullwood Nature Center

Learn more about our nature center and its unique features
Aullwood's Marie S. Aull Education Center
1000 Aullwood Road
Dayton OH 45414


At Aullwood's Marie S. Aull Education Center, you will find two themed discovery rooms and six thematic classroooms containing interactive displays, informative exhibits, educational games, native animals and animal specimens. You can also get close to our live animal friends, including snakes, turtles, fish and more. Be sure to stop in at our Bird Watching Room, where you can observe many birds at our outdoor feeding and watering stations as well as our Windows on Wildlife room, an excellent place for quiet reflection. Aullwood's Nature Store and Gift Shop is also located in the Nature Center and is open during Aullwood's regular business hours. A visit to our gift store and its hundreds of nature related items is a great way to take a piece of Aullwood home with you. 

Marie S. Aull gave Aullwood to the Miami Valley and the National Audubon Society in 1957. It was her dream to create a beautiful wildlife sanctuary and one of the Midwest's first nature centers. Today, more than fifty years after Marie Aull's gift, Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm continues to be an enjoyable and exciting place to visit.

With over 200 acres of nature sanctuary with eight miles of trails through prairie, forests, marsh, ponds, and meadows, Aullwood provides experiences and activities that increase understanding and preservation of the planet through education, research, and recreation. During the last school year, over 120,000 visitors enjoyed Aullwood and 65,700 children discovered nature, conservation and farming through field trips, special classes or other programs through Aullwood. These 65,700 youngsters came from 14 counties, 22 public school systems and 120 schools or educational facilities.

Aullwood's 150 seat Nature Center auditorium and Hallway of Wonder often host special exhibits, art shows, and more. A number of special events and speaker presentations are held here throughout the year. Be sure to check our events schedule for all the upcoming happenings. The auditorium and other center facilities are also available for rental for private events like wedding receptions, business meetings, and more.

Please note that Aullwood's Education Center, Farm Discovery Center, trails and property are smoke-free. No smoking is permitted in any location at any time.

Come for a visit today and explore the Nature Center, take a walk on the trails, or simply sit and enjoy the beautiful setting! Afterward, be sure to visit our Nature Sanctuary and Aullwood Farm to enjoy all that Aullwood has to offer.

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