Explore Wild Walk Before You Arrive

You can experience Wild Walk now. A trail across the treetops.

Please note that Wild Walk will close until next summer on October 13. The last open day is October 12th, in time for the end of leaf season.

Preview Wild Walk Mini Site

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



Birdseed Salek

The Wild Center and our feathered friends invite you to participate in our annual Birdseed Sale. 

Pick-up Day is on Saturday, October 24th between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. 

Our seed mixes have no filler, and come from Aspen Song Wild Bird Food, and are produced at a family-owned mill in Oneonta, NY. 

Calling All Artists

The Wild Center is seeking artists to submit work for our The Forest and the Trees juried art exhibit, opening May 6, 2016.

Life. Decay. Connection. Death. Rebirth. Fear. Inspiration. Reverence. Commodity...How do you see the forest? We invite you to submit art that captures your perspective of the northern forest. All media is encouraged.

Download this form for more information and to apply.  Submission deadline is December 4, 2015. 

National Medal Finalist

The Institute of Museum and Library Services named The Wild Center one of 15 museum finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The medal is the nation's highest honor for museums, recognizing institutions for their extraordinary public service and remarkable contributions to their communities.

Find out more.

Calendar of Eventsk

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

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

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.

We hope to see you at The Wild Center to help you see even more of the amazing nature of the Adirondacks during your fall visit. This year, for the first time ever, Wild Walk is open during the fall season. Wild Walk is an elevated trail up over the treetops, where you will see the fall colors from the same point of view normally reserved for birds and the best squirrel scramblers around.  

Have you ever wondered about the science behind leaf changes in the fall? Stop by Wild Walk (open until Columbus Day) for special fall programming in addition to guided walks around The Wild Center property, live animal encounters, and fall inspired watercolor projects offered daily. The  Wild Center campus offers many opportunities along our trail system to view Autumn at its most beautiful times.  

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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.