"Stunning.." The New York Times
The Wild Center is open seven-days-a-week. Whenever you choose to come, there are swimming otters, terrific engaging exhibits and plenty to explore outside and inside.
The award-winning Center houses live exhibits and multi-media shows. This year, we also feature Planet Adirondack, a new show with a giant floating Earth where you can see the planet come alive.
You can explore the 31-acre campus on marked trails. There are theaters with high definition films, plenty of hands-on activities and hundreds of live animals from rare native trout, to porcupines, hawks, and many other often hard-to-see residents of the woods and waters. Learn more about the indoor and outdoor exhibits.
This page has everything you need to plan your trip to the new base camp for exploring the wild world around you. You can use the navigation at left for directions and other help.
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Summer & Fall
Memorial Day (last Monday in May) - Labor Day (first Monday in September) - 10 am - 6 pm, 7 days a week
Labor Day (first Monday in September) through Columbus Day - 10 am - 5 pm, 7 days a week
Winter & Spring
We're open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm all winter. Plus all Presidents' Week and Martin Luther King Day. (Closed month of April for exhibit installations.)
*Open Presidents' Week and Martin Luther King Day
*Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
*Special Holiday Hours - December 26 - December 31 - 10 am -5 pm
*Closed month of April for exhibit installations
Go to the searchable events calendar to discover upcoming events and programs.
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Adult Ticket $17 (15 - 64)
Youth Ticket $10 (4 - 14)
Senior Ticket $15 (65 +)
Age 3 and under free
Current Members free
Tickets purchased are good for two consecutive days.
Tickets for organized groups may be purchased in advance. Please call 518.359.7800 and ask for group tickets.
Memberships may be purchased at the Admission Window. Additional information is available at Admissions.
Memberships for individuals start at $45 and include free admission for 1 year.
Memberships for families start at $85 and include free admission for 1 or 2 named adults and their children through age 18.
PRESS AND GUIDEBOOKS
"The wonderful Wild Center..." Frommer's Guides
"linger in this glorious place..." The Wall Street Journal
"Wild Center A Must See" - Richard Frost
"..paradis pour les environmentalistes.." Le Journal de Montreal
"the deep affection of residents and visitors for the Adirondacks" The New York Times:
"...the place to go.." The Boston Globe
"The Adirondacks, naturally.." Monteal Gazette
"Stunning state-of the-art museum..." Reader's Digest
"Don't miss The Wild Center.." USA Today
"A great day!"
"What a place! It's gorgeous..."
"Touching everything is encouraged..."