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Members 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. Find your own place here. And welcome.

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Be Part of it All

If our work inspires you or the experience connects you with nature in new and unexpected ways, we hope you’ll make an investment.

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Library DISCOVERY Pass Program

The purpose of this program is to make The Wild Center more accessible for economically disadvantaged populations, and through continuing discussion with libraries the program has been updated to better address that goal.

Any library can purchase a 12-month Wild Center library membership to make the pass available for the use of their patrons. The 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 - and free admission for their dependent children through age 17. 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, email or fax. The library Discovery Pass programs operates on a calendar year. If purchasing mid-year, contact us about a prorated fee. For that or other questions - email or call Tim Holmes:, 518-359-7800 x107.

The free passes in use by libraries in the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System are set to expire on December 31, 2017.

Overview and Membership Form for the Wild Center 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.

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

Individual ($45)

  • one adult
  • $5 Friend one-time use coupon

Family ($85)

  • two adults and related children through age 17
  • one $5 Friend admission on each visit

Extended Family ($125)

  • four adults and related children through age 17
  • two $5 Friend admissions on each visit

Woodland Guide ($250)

  • six adults and related children children through age 17
  • three $5 Friend admissions on each visit
  • one free admission pass
  • Behind the Scenes tour by special request

River Guide ($500)

  • eight adults and related children children through age 17
  • four $5 Friend admissions on each visit
  • two free admission passes
  • Behind the Scenes tour by special request

 Mountain Guide ($1,000)

  • ten adults and related children children through age 17
  • five $5 Friend admissions on each visit
  • three free admission passes
  • Behind the Scenes tour by special request
  • Invitation to Patrons Circle receptions
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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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Partner with The Wild Center

Our NEW Community Partnership Program is a Business/Corporate/NGO membership with The Wild Center.

Be part of a science-based community that inspires a passion for nature. Key benefits of Partnership include:

  • Open employee perspectives to the natural world in a family-friendly environment
  • Provide a wellness benefit to your employees
  • Recognition on our website and on our interactive Donor Kiosk at The Wild Center
  • Discounted use of Wild Center facilities for your meeting, reception, special event, etc.
  • Special benefits and invitations for the owner/manager or other primary contacts
  • Support The Wild Center’s mission

There are a variety of annual fee and benefit options and we'll gladly work with you to find the best fit. Call or email Tim Holmes for more info: 518-359-7800 ext. 1-107 or

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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