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


Calling All Artists

The Wild Center is seeking artists to submit work for our The Forest and the Trees juried art exhibit, opening May 6, 2016.

Life. Decay. Connection. Death. Rebirth. Fear. Inspiration. Reverence. Commodity...How do you see the forest? We invite you to submit art that captures your perspective of the northern forest. All media is encouraged.

Download this form for more information and to apply.  Submission deadline is December 4, 2015. 


Calendar of Eventsk

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


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.

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 81-acre campus.

Come explore the exhibit halls, 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.

Wild Walk is officially closed until summer 2016, but our ground level trails are open and we offer free snowshoes with admission when the snow collects.

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.

Plan a Visit

The Wild Center is Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Wild Walk reopens May 27, 2016.

Saturday, November 28

Explore Wild Walk Before it Reopens for 2016

You can check out the Wild Walk experience now. A trail across the treetops.

Please note that Wild Walk reopens May 27 for the summer season. 

Preview Wild Walk Mini Site

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National Medal Finalist

The Institute of Museum and Library Services named The Wild Center one of 15 museum finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The medal is the nation's highest honor for museums, recognizing institutions for their extraordinary public service and remarkable contributions to their communities.

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