The Wild Center, and its new Wild Walk—an elevated trail across the treetops—is an all-day attraction, including 81-acres of outdoors, a 54,000-square-foot museum with movies and live animals, guided canoe paddles, and hands-on everything.

Wander up a trail of bridges to the treetops of the Adirondack forest. Explore a four-story twig tree house filled with animal tales, hang out high above the ground on a giant spider’s web or perch in a full-sized bald eagle’s nest high over the forest. Wild Walk gives you new and lasting perspective on the wild world.

In the Hall of the Adirondacks, you can spend time with myriad fish, turtles, and other animal and plant species, and get a deeper understanding and appreciation of the inner workings of nature in this unique region.

A canoe trip on the Raquette River brings you even closer to the real nature of the Adirondacks.

“The wonderful Wild Center…”

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Calendar Highlights

There’s lots to do at the Wild Center. See what we’ve got planned for the Summer season.


Current Hours

The Wild Center and Wild Walk are open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
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Summer Ticket Prices, including Wild Walk

(2016: May 27 thru October 30 – Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from October 11 – 30)

  • MembersFree
  • Age 4 and UnderFree
  • Youth Ticket (5 - 17)$13
  • Adult Ticket (18 - 64)$20
  • Senior/Military Ticket (65+)$18

Tickets are good for two consecutive days.

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Every day our naturalists bring animals into the Big Wolf Great Hall for animal encounters.  Great for all ages, these close-up sessions feature ravens, porcupines, owls, snakes and many other fascinating species.