Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

1111 East Brown Deer Road

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is an oasis of natural beauty and habitat located on the shores of Lake Michigan – just 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee. We connect people of all ages with nature and inspire them to become responsible stewards of the natural world.

While we graciously restore and preserve our 185-acre sanctuary for all to enjoy, we also treasure the opportunity to nurture the minds, bodies, and spirits of all who visit. There is abundant research showing the positive impact of nature on people of all ages – this is why we are so dedicated and passionate about what we do!

We offer unlimited opportunities for personal life enrichment by providing:

Natural science education for audiences of all ages.

A magnificent, natural habitat for personal solitude or more active pursuits, such as hiking or cross-country skiing.

Volunteer and internship opportunities in environmental education and stewardship.


Robin de Bled

Sunday, Sep. 3, 2017

A stunning gem! Beautiful trails, easily walkable even with a baby stroller. The grounds are lovely, the little beaches are gorgeous. While I was there a wedding was being set up. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a more beautiful outdoor wedding venue. The cost for a one time visit is a bit high, but a family membership is very reasonable and well worth it.

Colleen Chianese

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

We really love it here. The trails are beautiful and it is very well maintained. The nature center itself is beautiful. The only reason I give it four stars instead of five is that the urban ecology centers in Milwaukee created the same thing and are just a bit more family friendly inside with lots of seats and things for the kids to see.

Daniel Grunewald

Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017

Took my 7th-8th grade class here for a field trip. Did the urban habitat in the morning and canoe orienteering in the afternoon. Kids had a great time and the staff was great!

Jack Catalano

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

One of my favorite places in the world. Perfect getaway and peaceful spot for a few hours without having to travel too far outside the city.

Jessica DeLasky

Monday, Sep. 25, 2017

Such a pretty park! I love the hiking trails and the beach is beautiful.