Urban Ecology Center

Urban Ecology Center

1500 E Park Pl (at Newhall St.), Milwaukee, WI 53211
Open until 7:00pm (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–5:00 PM
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An environmental community center in a 20,000 sq. ft. green facility. Check out our 45' rock wall, slide-in entrance, "camouflage" room, & observation tower!


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  • "... lakefront. Can rent canoes, kayaks also!" (2 tips)
  • VISIT Milwaukee

    Climb the 45’ rock wall, search for the hidden “camouflage room,” check out the live Native Wisconsin animals and find the secret slide-in entrance! Read more

    VISIT Milwaukee · July 22, 2010
  • Tim C.

    Follow them on Twitter @Urbanecology Read more

    Tim C. · February 18, 2010
  • Jeff M.

    Check out the view from the observation tower! Read more

    Jeff M. · January 26, 2010
  • Knut F.

    The best summer camps for kids and the staff is amazing!

    Knut F. · August 22, 2011
  • Tim C.

    Water stop for you and your dog on the Oak Leaf Trail.

    Tim C. · August 20, 2011
  • Alan A.

    Try to make it in for the feeding of the snapping turtle. Will change your mind on using turtles to describe slow.

    Alan A. · June 30, 2010
  • Jennifer T.

    hoping to get there to check out the canoeing! Read more

    Jennifer T. · April 25, 2010
  • Joey Z.

    Ice skating is open in Washington Park!

    Joey Z. · February 4, 2010
  • twirlygirlmuse

    My son used to volunteer here years ago before they added on....

    twirlygirlmuse · November 28, 2009
  • Rachelle G.

    Get your rain barrel here for $50

    Rachelle G. · August 7, 2013
  • Dawn V.

    On the oakleaf trail. Goes right to lakefront. Can rent canoes, kayaks also!

    Dawn V. · April 27, 2012
  • Jeanne S.

    Stop in! Free and open to the public! Adventures for young and old :) the UEC is my favorite place in Milwaukee!

    Jeanne S. · October 6, 2011

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