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Explore
the MacKenzie Center property.
Learn
new outdoor skills and participate in environmental education.
Plan
a day program or overnight field trip to the MacKenzie Center. (Educator materials)
Contact information
For more information about the MacKenzie Center, contact:
MacKenzie Center
W7303 County Highway CS
Poynette WI 53955
608-635-8105

MacKenzie Center Poynette, WI


The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. Located on a 285-acre property near Poynette in Columbia County, the MacKenzie Center has interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups. MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. Admission to the Center is free, but donations are always appreciated.

The MacKenzie Center offers many great amenities.

Explore
the MacKenzie Center property.
Learn
new outdoor skills and participate in environmental education.
Plan
a day program or overnight field trip to the MacKenzie Center.
(Educator materials)

Events

2019 MacKenzie Events [PDF]

Hours of operation

Dates Grounds and trails Wildlife area and exhibits Picnic Area and Shelter
November through April Open daily, dawn to dusk Open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed
May through October Open daily, dawn to dusk Open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open daily, dawn to dusk, Reservations Accepted

The property is open from dawn to dusk. Visitors must leave by dusk. Only registered lodge groups are allowed entrance after dusk.

Wildlife and exhibits will be open legal holidays May-October. Trails and some roadways are not groomed in winter.

The Game Farm is not currently open to public access due to bio-security measures to protect the pheasant population.

Rules to know

Vehicles Permits/Parking

Campgrounds

Pets

Fires and Firewood

Wildlife Exhibit

More Information

Hunting and Learn to Hunt events

The MacKenzie Center is not open to hunting during public hunting seasons, but several Learn to Hunt events occur at the MacKenzie Center throughout the year. Check the Learn to Hunt webpage for dates and more information.

Last revised: Tuesday January 15 2019