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The award-winning movie that flies you into one of the most incredible migrations on Earth, and one man's search to unravel its mysteries is now on screen at The Wild Center.
Planet Adirondack is an amazing experience that features a floating interactive Earth where you can see how our world really works. There are hundreds of stories like the one in the video above, which shows planes taking off and landing around the planet. Our guided experience lets you ask the questions and watch the Earth answer in a rocket-science display of images and ideas. The experience uses enormous amounts of new knowledge and turns that into a chance for you to see the Adirondacks and the planet from a great informed new point of view.
Admission to the Hall of Planet Adirondack is included in your Wild Center admission.
With grateful appreciation for our partners in science at the NOAA and their important work to create and expand Science on a Sphere. ®
Flight of the Butterflies is wowing audiences in the Flammer Theater. Part of an all-day experience that lets you explore the wild nature of the Adirondacks.
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, meet one of our many animals at an animal encounter, take a woods walk down to the Raquette River, join us for a live show, or watch Flight of the Butterflies, our featured film this summer. It's all covered by your single admission.
We also have a full schedule of special events including canoeing on the Raquette, early morning birding walks, special presentations, and off-site eXpeditions. You can pick up The Daily Explorer, available at the front desk to plan a full day at the Center.
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.
Want to learn how to build green? This two day event at The Wild Center is designed to help area builders get a chance to see and learn about the most practical green building systems and technologies.
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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.
Whiteface isn’t always the coldest place in the Adirondacks, but it is one of the fiercest.
The average wind chill in January is -67° Fahrenheit. (-55°c)
The average temperature all year is exactly freezing.
The highest windspeed recorded matched the hurricane that devastated the American city of New Orleans, and that may be the record only because the summit weather rips apart the wind-measuring equipment.
Whiteface is tough and the life here meets her conditions with amazing tenacity.