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



Calendar of Eventsk

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

Family Weekends

When? Saturdays and Sundays from January 16th until March 26th

What time? Activities are throughout the day

Get your family out of the house for Family Weekends at The Wild Center.  Every week will feature a different nature themed watercolor painting project in Moments, our interactive space where you can discover the intersections of nature and art.  Grab a pair of snowshoes and hit the trails to explore on your own or on a guided naturalist walk or simply relax inside with The Wild Center's river otters, a featured film and a warm beverage while you explore The Wild Center's exhibits and see an Adirondack animal up close.  Family Weekends are free for members or with paid admission which includes free use of snowshoes.

Winter Week - Open All Week


Don’t miss winter time fun at The Wild Center. Each day from February 12 – February 21 we will have a winter theme and special activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Wild Center will be open all week from February 12-February 21 with winter programming, including guided snowshoe walks, live animal encounters, warm winter beverages, and wintertime watercolor projects. Free for members or with paid admission.

New Perspective Photo Contest

Thanks to the everyone who submitted entries in our "New Perspective" photo contest. This image 'Bubble Art' is the winner.

We have tried to contact the winner, but have had no reply. If you took this picture, please email info@wildcenter.org to let us know. 


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. Please note that the Wild Walk experience is now closed and reopens May 27, 2016.

Tuesday, February 09

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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