Calendar of Events

Major upcoming events are highlighted below. See the full slate of planned activities at the Center on our online calendar.

We are open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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Wild Walk Will be Elevating

A short look at leaving earth, by taking a Wild Walk.

Art in the Park

Fall Open Studio Series

When?  Mondays, September 7th - October 12th

What time?   10am - 1pm

Join Adirondack Artist Frances Gaffney for our Art in the Park Fall Open Studio Series. Every Monday, September 7th – October 12th, Frances Gaffney will be in the Moments Studio at The Wild Center from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm for drop in art lessons.  Our art studio is set up to help you explore mixed media art techniques including watercolor, chalk pastels and drawing. Frances will be available to offer you advice and guidance on your personal art projects and she will be demonstrating in a variety of mediums.  Materials will be available, but feel free bring your own additional supplies. We hope you’ll be inspired to explore your artistic side and gain new insights into the natural world by joining us this fall. No registration necessary, but there is limited seating.

Cost: Free for members or with paid admission 

Art in the Park is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Media Sponsor

Thanks to our friends at North Country Public Radio for being our Media Sponsor.

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Behind the Scenes Tours

When?  Thursdays, between now and Columbus Day (Oct 12); on Fridays in the Winter and Spring (Columbus Day to Memorial Day [closed in April]

What time?  3:00 pm

Explore behind the curtain where practices and ideas combine to bring The Wild Center experience to life. Take a closer look at our green energy system, learn how our life support system keeps the trout and otters happy, and visit with our wild animal ambassadors behind the scenes.  

Cost: Behind the Scenes Tours are free for Members. Non-members can participate for a fee of $10 for adults and $7 for children age 4-14, with no charge for children 3 and under. 

Films in the Panoramic Flammer Theater

These are the films that show daily at our very own Flammer Theatre. Show times are subject to change.

Wild Adirondacks (18 Minutes)

Enjoy the wonders of the Adirondacks through the stunning photography of Carl Heilman.

Show times:

  • 10:30
  • 3:00

Ride of the Mergansers (11 Minutes)

Watch merganser chicks make their way into the world. Perfect for younger audiences.

Show times: 

  • 12:30

A Matter of Degrees (25 Minutes)

Travel back to the age of mastodons and ice to see the difference a few degrees can make. 

Show time:

  • 3:30

New Perspectives Photo Contest

A contest to showcase new points of view into nature. Under water, along the treetops, inside a flower. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges who will look for creative perspective, quality of light and an image that surprises in the way it presents something from a different point of view, helping us all see deeper into the natural world. Upload your image below, visit our Facebook page or use #WildWalkNewPerspective on Twitter & Instagram to enter.

Winner will get a great camera for shooting this kind of image. It's made for tough use, including underwater. Now in rain, swimming, or on a rock climb you can bring this tough-skinned digital camera along to capture new perspectives. 

Participation in this promotion is subject to the official rules.



Artisan Fair Saturdayk

This year on Saturday, November 28th, support the Small Business Saturday movement and do your holiday shopping at The Wild Center. 

A Trunk Show of local Adirondack Artisans will fill the Center and unique items from The Wild Supply Co. will complete your holiday shopping with free gift wrapping. 

Admission is just $5 and free for children 5 and under. Admission is free for members.