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



Artisan Fair Saturdayk

This year on Saturday, November 29th, 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 for adults and free for children 14 and under. Admission is free for members. 

Your Chance to Help

The Wild Center has partnered with Casella Waste Management for several years to ensure that the Youth Climate Summit happens each November, and that the 30 attending schools know about green waste management, recycling, and other options. In addition to the Summit every fall, The Wild Center now also works with the nationally recognized Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) to bring award-winning climate change assemblies to young people at schools across the Adirondacks and northern New York. 

This year, Casella is helping The Wild Center raise awareness of and funding for the ACE assemblies and other activities in our year-round Adirondack Youth Climate Program with a Challenge Grant.  Casella will award the Center $5,000 to support Wild Center – ACE Assemblies in schools IF we can crowdfund another $5,000 by December 31!  

Will you help?

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, create your own work of art, 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.

We also have a full fall schedule of special events including weekly art workshops, special presentations, and off-site eXpeditions. Daily Schedules and our events calendar are all available at the Center's admissions desk to help you plan your visit.

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. Additional shows include the breathtaking images of Carl Heilman’s Wild Adirondacks.

Plan a Visit

New for 2014 "Moments" an interactive experiencek

This fall you can participate in the new interactive experience, Moments, Reimagining Nature through Art

The Find Out Forest has been transformed into an interactive gallery complete with a central Artist Studio where you can capture your own fleeting moments. 


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.

Shop The Wild Supply Co.

Our store is worth its own visit, with quality gear, beautiful decorative items for the home and garden, and exclusive Wild Center merchandise. Many of the items are also available at The Wild Supply Co. online. 

The Wild Supply Co. will be open daily from Friday, November 28th until Sunday, December 21st from 10am until 5pm for all of your holiday needs. (The exhibits are open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.)

All profits from all sales support The Wild Center mission.  

Buy your favorite Wild things online!

Calendar of Eventsk

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

National Events Touch Tupper Lake

On August 26th New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation dedicated the Goodman Mountain Trail on Goodman Mountain. 

At the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Andrew (Andy) Goodman, whose family were long-time summer residents of Tupper Lake, joined Freedom Summer ’64 to register African-Americans to vote. On Andy’s first day in Mississippi, he and two other civil rights workers, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner, were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. The story of these three young men struck a public chord that galvanized support for the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

In 2002, United States Board on Geographic Names approved then Tupper Town historian Bill Frenette’s application to rename a local mountain to commemorate Andrew Goodman’s Adirondack ties.  This summer, a new trail has been opened so the public can forever enjoy hiking on Goodman Mountain.

After the dedication event, David Goodman and North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann, had a conversation about the disappearance and murder of David's brother, Andrew Goodman in the summer of 1964. Watch a video of their conversation.


A New Take On Climate Disruptionsk

An Ice Age view of climate disruption

A Matter of Degrees has won praise as a great climate movie from national leaders because it takes a story we all know - the story of our last ice age and views it through the climate lens. The film looks at everything that happened, including the shaping of the mountains and the introduction of whales into the Adirondacks as a story of shifts in climate.

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