Explore Wild Walk Before You Arrive

You can experience Wild Walk now. A trail across the treetops. Opened to the world, starting July 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

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


National Medal Finalist

The Institute of Museum and Library Services named The Wild Center on 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.

Play Outside

When?  Sunday, August 2nd

What time?  10am - 6pm

Complete Schedule PDF

It’s summer, and this day will celebrate Wild Walk as a place where you can get close to the wild, and have fun. There will be a live wolf on campus (close to the wild!) and opportunities to climb trees, stomp through the woods and make your own recipe for the perfect Adirondack mud pie (Can you win the contest for the tallest, stickiest, mud dessert?). 

You can head to the Pines Play Area to build shelters, big and small, and get a chance to sense what it would be like to build your own home. The day will also feature a campus-wide treasure hunt with clues that will lead to a worthy prize and new understanding of how nature works (such as, did you know some local spider babies spin ‘balloons’ they can ride for more than a thousand miles?). The puzzles will not be simple to solve and you are invited to solve them in groups, or ask people along the trails to give you hints and tips.


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

Keep Connected Here

m Subscribe.


Get a fast and easy email note about all the upcoming Wild Center events.


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.