You can experience Wild Walk now. A trail across the treetops. Open to the world, starting July 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
"The wonderful Wild Center..."
"linger in this glorious place..."
"..paradis pour les environmentalistes.."
"...the place to go.."
"a very interactive place.."
"Stunning state-of the-art museum..."
"Don't miss The Wild Center.."
"Family Fun Editor's Pick"
"...highlight of your visit.."
When? Saturday, July 4th
What time? 10am - 6pm
A special day with the makers of Wild Walk on hand - from the exhibit team to the fabricators, and the architects who designed the structure. This will be the official skybreaking event. There will be opportunities throughout the day to explore Wild Walk on your own or take a more in depth look with a naturalist on special tours throughout the day. The Wild Walk Makers team will be on deck to answer any questions as well as participate in a panel to talk about what went into creating this one of a kind experience. Learn about sun spotting with the Adirondack Public Observatory, try your hand at building your own Wild Walk from natural materials, create a tower hat, or visit with a naturalist for the unveiling of brand new programs at the Center. Experience nature from a new perspective with the official opening of Wild Walk.
A sincere thank-you goes to our sponsor, The Hearst Corporation for supporting the Wild Walk opening events on July 3 and 4, 2015.
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 opens 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.
Get a fast and easy email note about all the upcoming Wild Center events.
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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