What the Press Says

"The wonderful Wild Center..." 

— Frommer's Guides

"linger in this glorious place..." 

— The Wall Street Journal

"..paradis pour les environmentalistes.." 

— Le Journal de Montreal


— The New York Times

"...the place to go.." 

— The Boston Globe

"a very interactive place.." 

— Montreal Gazette

"Stunning state-of the-art museum..." 

— Reader's Digest

"Don't miss The Wild Center.." 

— USA Today

"Family Fun Editor's Pick" 

— Family Fun

"...highlight of your visit.."

— BabyCenter.com



Buy Quality Birdseed k

Planning to feed birds this winter? Now you can order quality seeds from the Center. All profits will support the Center's mission.

Capture a Moment Photo Contest!

Win a new iPad Air and a free workshop with Carl Heilman by entering the Moments contest.

Upload your image that best captures your favorite Adirondack moment here, on our Facebook page or using #CaptureAnADKMoment on Twitter and Instagram. The contest closes September 30, 2014.

Browse through the gallery and vote on the image you think is the best Adirondack moment. Click vote, and click on a picture and left or right arrows to scroll through them, and pick your winners. To enter all you need to do is enter your email and upload your picture. We use emails to notify winners.

Judges from The Wild Center will vote on the winning photo. Public votes will be considered in the judging. The winner will receive a 16GB iPad Air with retina display, as well as a free pass for a Carl Heilman photography course. 

Participation in this promotion is subject to the offical rules



New for 2014 "Moments" an interactive experiencek

This summer you can participate in the new interactive experience, Moments, Reimagining Nature through Art

The Find Out Forest has been transformed into an interactive gallery complete with a central Artist Studio where you can capture your own fleeting moments. 


Calendar of Eventsk

Throughout the year there are eXpeditions, guided birding walks, BYOB (boat!) trips, talks and more. Find out more. 


Fall Foliage Guidek

Coming to and from The Wild Center, you can try out these area fall foliage bright spots. Our guide includes online maps, and live cams showing fall right now in various locations in the Adirondacks.

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What's happening at The Wild Center?

There's a day's worth of things to see and do at the 54,000-square-foot Center and on our 31-acre campus.

Come explore the exhibit halls, create your own work of art, meet one of our many animals at an animal encounter, take a woodland walk down to the Raquette River, join us for a live show, or watch one of many amazing films produced by The Wild Center. It's all covered by your single admission.

We also have a full summer schedule of special events including weekly art workshops, special presentations, and off-site eXpeditions. Daily Schedules and our summer events calendar are all available at the Center's admissions desk to help you plan your visit.

The Wild Center's movie, A Matter of Degrees, narrated by Sigourney Weaver, was a finalist at the Banff Mountain Film Festival and first prize winner at the National Association for Interpretation. Filmed exclusively for The Wild Center's wide screen, it's screened each day. Additional shows include the breathtaking images of Carl Heilman’s Wild Adirondacks.

Plan a Visit

See Planet Adirondackk

We have an entire hall dedicated to this giant globe experience where you can see the whole planet, and tons of stories that you can only really see from a space-age view.


A New Take On Climate Disruptionsk

An Ice Age view of climate disruption

A Matter of Degrees has won praise as a great climate movie from national leaders because it takes a story we all know - the story of our last ice age and views it through the climate lens. The film looks at everything that happened, including the shaping of the mountains and the introduction of whales into the Adirondacks as a story of shifts in climate.