Explore Wild Walk Before You Arrive

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

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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


Maker Day: Opening of Wild Walk

When? Saturday, July 4th

What time? 10am - 6pm

A special day with the makers of Wild Walk on hand - from the exhibit team to the fabricators, and the architects who designed the structure. This will be the official skybreaking event. There will be opportunities throughout the day to explore Wild Walk on your own or take a more in depth look with a naturalist on special tours throughout the day. The Wild Walk Makers team will be on deck to answer any questions as well as participate in a panel to talk about what went into creating this one of a kind experience. Learn about sun spotting with the Adirondack Public Observatory, try your hand at building your own Wild Walk from natural materials, create a tower hat, or visit with a naturalist for the unveiling of brand new programs at the Center. Experience nature from a new perspective with the official opening of Wild Walk.


A sincere thank-you goes to our sponsor, The Hearst Corporation for supporting the Wild Walk opening events on July 3 and 4, 2015.  

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 opens 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.

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National Medal Finalist

The Institute of Museum and Library Services named The Wild Center as one of this year's 30 finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The Center was named one of 15 museum finalists. The medal is the nation's highest honor for museums, recognizing institutions for their extraordinary public service and remarkable contributions to their communities. 

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Calendar of Eventsk

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


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