Belong to Something Positive

Members and Donors created The Wild Center, and it is a great community of people working together on behalf of the wild world and our place in its future. Thank you for being part of it all.

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Help a Child Experience Nature

Every child should have a chance to learn about and appreciate all the wonders that nature has to offer - and not just from a distance, but UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL. And that's what happens everyday at The Wild Center, but unfortuantely, not all families have the ability to visit - it's just not in their budget. That's where our School Visit and Library Card programs can make a difference. Make your gift today in support of those programs and help a child experience nature from a whole new point of view. Click here for a printable donor form.

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Be a Business Partner with The Wild Center

Our NEW Community Partnership Program is a membership-type program for the Business/Corporate/NGO community.

Key benefits of Partnership include:

  • Provide a wellness benefit to your employees and open employee perspectives to the natural world
  • Free or discounted admission for your employees
  • Recognition on our website
  • Discounted use of Wild Center facilities for your meeting, reception or special event
  • Special benefits for the owner/manager or other primary contacts

There are a variety of options and we'll work with you to find the best fit.

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Give a Gift of Membership

It is easy to gift a new membership or renew a membership for someone. The online membership form includes a “Gift Membership” check box, which opens a form for entering the recipient’s name and address, and to indicate where we should send the gift packet. If the recipient is already a member, your gift will take affect after their current membership ends. For assistance contact Tim at 518-359-7800 x107 or

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Library DISCOVERY Pass Program

The Discovery Pass program helps to make The Wild Center more accessible for economically disadvantaged populations.

Any library can purchase a 12-month Wild Center library membership to make the pass available for use by their patrons. Our Discovery Pass is available for $90 each, with a limit of 3 passes per library. It provides for a discounted admission price of $10 per adult - for up to two adults.

With the Discovery Pass, admission is free for up to four youth admissions, for ages 5 through 17. The children do not have to be related to the adult users of the Discovery Pass. Young children - ages 4 and under - are always free, and are not counted as part of the four free youth admissions.

Museum visitors who are using a Discovery Pass are classified as “non-member” visitors, so will pay the non-member price for special activities such as canoe trips and back-of-house tours, along with the non-member prices in the Museum Store and the Waterside Cafe.

Below is a link to a PDF that includes a description of the program and a membership form that library staff can print, complete and mail. The library Discovery Pass programs operates on a calendar year. For more information, contact Tim Holmes:, 518-359-7800 x107.

PDF Overview and Membership Form for the Discovery Pass


A Membership is good for 12 months from purchase, belongs to an Individual or to a Household, and makes it easy to share your admission benefits with friends & family. Members also received discounts in the store and cafe, and have special access to The Wild Center, such as early morning openings on Wild Walk in July and August.

Admission and other benefits, including at least one of the members:

Individual ($45)

  • one adult

Family ($85)

  • two adults and four children through age 17
  • free for children age 4 and under

Family & Friends (Extended Family) ($125)

  • four adults and four children through age 17
  • free for children age 4 and under

Woodland Guide ($250)

  • six adults and all related children through age 17
  • one free admission pass

River Guide ($500)

  • eight adults and all related children through age 17
  • two free admission passes

 Mountain Guide ($1,000)

  • ten adults and all related children through age 17
  • three free admission passes
  • Behind the Scenes tour by special request
  • Invitation to Patrons Circle receptions
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Become an Animal Champion

Animal Champions help provide food, veterinary care, enrichment and a healthy home for the animals that live at The Wild Center.

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Learning by Doingk

Boundless opportunities await enthusiastic individuals breaking into the field of interpretation, natural history, guiding, animal care and more. Find out more about interns at The Wild Center.


Find the opportunity that matches your interests, skills and schedule.

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Join Our Maple Tappers

Be part of the Tupper Tappers. Tapping maple trees in the spring has brought people together for generations and the Tupper Tappers community maple project continues the tradition. Our sugar shack is right behind the museum in March and April, and as soon as the sap starts running, we start turning sweet sap into syrup.

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