Explore Wild Walk Before You Arrive

You can experience Wild Walk now. A trail across the treetops. Open to the world, starting July 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

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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


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 open too, a chance to walk over the tree tops, and explore life the way it's lived on the wilder side.

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

Take Flight

When?  Saturday, July 18th

What time?  10am-6pm

Much of the life around Wild Walk is up in the air: flying squirrels, birds, butterflies, bats, and you! Take Flight will get everyone who visits off the ground and into the world of flight.

What is life like up among the wind, clouds, trees, above the rivers, lakes, and ground? Experience life up in the air – for birds, animals, and people - at this day-long event. Watch birds in flight, test your balance above ground on a slackline, fly through an obstacle course that exercises the senses, try your balance on a climbing wall, watch others balance on a waterline and much more. Through the eyes of a raptor catching prey, over tops of the trees on Wild Walk, see the Adirondacks from a whole new perspective.

Our thanks go to Renzi Foodservice for their sponsorship of this event.

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National Medal Finalist

The Institute of Museum and Library Services named The Wild Center as one of this year's 30 finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The Center was named one of 15 museum finalists. 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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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.