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



Special Birdseed Offerk

Planning to feed birds this winter? Order quality seeds by October 3rd from the Center. All profits support the Center's mission. Click this story to get all the details, including descriptions of the many kinds of seed options and the birds each will attract. 

Learn about Green Building during our October Community Free Day!

When? Saturday, October 4th

What time? Activities are throughout the day

Learn about the latest green technology for heating, lighting, windows, materials and services from area providers and network with hundreds of fellow community members and guests. Many local, regional and national manufacturers, suppliers and service providers will be at the Center to answer your questions and let you get your hands on the newest and most cost-effective ideas.

At 11am Barry Carr from Clean Communities of Central New York will talk about “Clean Cities: The Latest in Alternative Fueled Transportation” focusing on the US Department of Energy's Clean Cities program and show the latest EV, Propane, CNG, Hydrogen, and Hybrid vehicles.  

Kevin Stack will talk at 1pm about designing and building in nature's image.

Tour The Wild Center's campus with a focus on our LEED practices. The Center is the first LEED museum in New York. 

Vendors include Woltner Summit Contracting, Thermal Associates, Aztech Geothermal, CITEC, ANCA, Xypex, Clean Communities, Cornerstone Services, Green Conscience Home & Garden, Eco Supply, Black Mountain Design & Crest Solar. 

Admission on this special day is free, and all exhibits are open.


New for 2014 "Moments" an interactive experiencek

This summer you can participate in the new interactive experience, Moments, Reimagining Nature through Art

The Find Out Forest has been transformed into an interactive gallery complete with a central Artist Studio where you can capture your own fleeting moments. 


Calendar of Eventsk

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


Fall Foliage Guidek

Coming to and from The Wild Center, you can try out these area fall foliage bright spots. Our guide includes online maps, and live cams showing fall right now in various locations in the Adirondacks.

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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 31-acre campus.

Come explore the exhibit halls, create your own work of art, 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.

We also have a full fall schedule of special events including weekly art workshops, special presentations, and off-site eXpeditions. Daily Schedules and our events calendar are all available at the Center's admissions desk to help you plan your visit.

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. Additional shows include the breathtaking images of Carl Heilman’s Wild Adirondacks.

Plan a Visit

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.


A New Take On Climate Disruptionsk

An Ice Age view of climate disruption

A Matter of Degrees has won praise as a great climate movie from national leaders because it takes a story we all know - the story of our last ice age and views it through the climate lens. The film looks at everything that happened, including the shaping of the mountains and the introduction of whales into the Adirondacks as a story of shifts in climate.