Relax with nature at Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, a 350-acre nature sanctuary and working organic farm with six miles of walking trails winding through prairie, woods, ponds, farmland and meadows including the Birds, Flight and the Wrights Trail, an all people accessible 4/10 mile loop. The Marie S. Aull Education Center is filled with dozens of hands-on exhibits that interpret southwest Ohio’s flora and fauna in two discovery rooms; countless opportunities to explore rich natural history resources in six thematic classrooms; and places for quiet reflection in observation rooms. A 200-seat auditorium provides space for meetings, conferences, wedding receptions, parties and other community events.
Aullwood’s organic farm invites visitors to explore the century old bank barn, which is home to pigs, goats, horses and other livestock. The Farm Education Building features interactive exhibits, which interpret sustainable agriculture. Visitors may explore pastures, colorful herb and vegetable gardens, springhouse and croplands.
Eighteen environmental education programs are offered which meet the newly approved Ohio academic standards for science and social studies. Guided and self-guided tours are also available. Aullwood’s Center for Lifelong Learning offers activities and classes for infants through seniors. Program fees vary. Call Aullwood for additional information 937-890-7360.
Open all year from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Closed some major holidays. There is an admission fee. Friends of Aullwood and National Audubon Society members are FREE.
The Marie S. Aull Education Center is located at 1000 Aullwood Road and Aullwood Farm at 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton, OH 45414. Both facilities are three miles west of the Dayton International Airport and a short 20-minute drive from downtown Dayton on Interstate 75 North. There is ample free parking. For more information call Aullwood at 937-890-7360 or visit their website.