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Science Sundays
Riverside Park

Sunday, April 20th

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Open Climb
Riverside Park

Sunday, April 20th

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • About Us

    About Us

    It’s pretty simple; the Urban Ecology Center gets people outside.
    Okay, you're thinking, doing what?  On any given day you’ll find...

    • classes of students from local schools engaging in hands-on learning about science, nature and how to live more sustainably
    • community members using the array of resources we offer
    • adventure seekers borrowing our outdoor recreational equipment, climbing the rock-wall in Riverside Park or canoeing in the lagoon in Washington Park
    • people just visiting the Center, its staff and lots of volunteers

    At the Urban Ecology Center’s locations people make connections between new and old ideas, their behaviors and their impact, and, most of all, with each other.

    Teacher and student carefully check out a Monarch ButterflyFamily enjoys looking for fish in our pond

  • 1500 E. Park Pl

    Milwaukee, WI 53211

    (414) 964-8505

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    Monday - Thursday

    9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Friday & Saturday

    9 am - 5 pm


    Noon - 5 p.m.

    1859 N. 40th St.

    Milwaukee, WI 53208

    (414) 344-5460

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    Noon - 6pm


    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    3700 W Pierce St

    Milwaukee, WI 53215

    (414) 431-2940

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    Tuesday - Friday

    Noon - 7 pm


    9 am - 5 pm