Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Center and property wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The Center is wheelchair accessible, with elevator access to every floor of the building. The parking area and certain trails are wheelchair accessible with either asphalt or crushed limestone. A boardwalk along Mystery Lake offers a great accessible experience. We do not recommend wheelchairs on other trails. Consult our map or the front desk for details.

Do you allow snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on the trails?
Yes. Snowshoeing and cross country skis are welcome on the trails. We have snowshoes available to members for complimentary use on our trails. Non-members can rent them for $10.

Do you allow biking on the trails?
No. We encourage cyclists to ride to Schlitz Audubon and use our bike racks. To protect the prairie and its natural inhabitants bicycling is not allowed on trails.

Do you give tours?
Yes, learn about Group Tours

Are dogs allowed?
No. We are a nature preserve with wildlife and natural plantings, and therefore do not allow pets. Please do not leave them in cars. However, registered services dogs are welcome to accompany their owners.

Can we eat on the grounds?
Yes. While we do not have picnic facilities, you are welcome to bring a meal or snacks. Please pack it in and pack it out.

Does the building have wireless internet access?
Yes. We have free wireless internet access is available in the building.

Is Schlitz Audubon Nature Center a county park?
No. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is a locally-supported partner of the National Audubon Society.

Do you have a mobile phone policy?
Yes, please be considerate of wildlife and other visitors when using mobile phones. No speakers. Nature offers a magnificent soundtrack for everyone to enjoy. Please also stay on trails when taking photographs.

Do you allow drones?
We have a no drone policy at the Center, as they can disrupt the breeding habits of birds. 

I have a question about a plant, animal or something else I have seen out in nature. Can you tell me what it is?
Yes, ask a naturalist! Send your questions, along with any photos, and we’ll get back to you within three business days. You can also call 414-352-2880 x221.