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Wings Over Alma, Nature & Art Center  

Wings Over Alma, Inc. is a non-profit community organization seeking to enhance and promote awareness of the Upper Mississippi River environment and raise the level of regional arts and crafts appreciation.   


The Center offers an outdoor viewing deck overlooking the Mississippi River, equipped with spotting scopes and binoculars to view a variety of wildlife year-round. The Mississippi Flyway brings hundreds of migrating birds past the Center. During the winter months, dozens of eagles can be viewed from the deck feeding in the open water below Lock and Dam #4. Wings Over Alma overlooks the Upper Mississippi River Fish & Wildlife Refuge. Inside the Center, historical societies and museums provide changing vignettes. Nature displays and educational programs are offered throughout the year. And local area artists display their work in rotating exhibits. Exhibit work is often available for purchase along with fine art reproductionsThe center also offers a wide variety of gift items including books, coffee mugs, cutting boards, puzzles, puppets, scarves, notecards, postcards and more. End your visit by browsing the gift shop or enjoying a comfortable seat with a river view! 


110 North Main Street in Alma, Wisconsin (3 doors South of old location!)

Open 7 days a week, 11-4pm  |  608-685-3303  |  www.wingsoveralma.org


2016 Events (more nature talks being scheduled; please check back):

Eagles On Ice  |  Jan 17

TRIP TO THE TROPICS   |   Art Exhibit:  Jan 16 - April 13   |   Artists' Reception: Jan 22, 5-7pm

Nature Talk: Kenny Salwey's Life in the Wild  |  Feb 21, 1pm

Nature Talk: Jim Backus - Photo trip to the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia  |  March 20, 1pm

ART ON THE ROCKS  |  Art Exhibit:  April 13 - July 13   |   Artists' Reception:  April 22, 5-7pm

Nature Talk:  Larry Bennett - Backyard Bird Indentification   |  April 17, 1pm

Birding By Mini Train   |  May 7,  7am - noon

Nature Talk: Marcy O'Connor - Indentification of area Butterflies  |  May 15, 1pm

WILDFLOWERS  |  Art Exhibit:  July 15 - October 14   |   Artists' Reception:  July 22, 5-7pm

Nature Talk: Mike O'Connor - Technology Ideas & Toys  |  July 17, 1pm

Nature Talk: Carol Knabe - Trip to Brazil  |  August 21, 1pm

Fundraising booth at The Alma Music & Arts Festival  |  September 4

Birding By Mini Train  |  September 17,  7am - noon

Nature Talk: Max Bachhuber - Historical Alma  |  September 18, 1pm

Annual Members Meeting  |  September 21

Tribute Exhibit to the Life & Works of John Runions  | Sunday, October 16, 2016

BACKWATERS  |  Art Exhibit:  October 17 - January 13, 2017  |  Artists' Reception: Oct 21, 5-7pm 

Spaghetti On the Bluff  |   October 23

Tundra Swan Watch  |  November - December

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