A Center for the Adirondacks
The Wild Center is a not-for-profit organization overseen by a Board of Trustees with the assistance of its Advisory Board. The Center is located on a 31-acre site in the Town of Tupper Lake, NY near the geographic center of the Adirondack Park.
The Adirondacks are unique in the world. Surrounded by people, they house great expanses of nature interspersed with small towns and communities. They can be an example for a future where man and the rest of the natural world find better ways to coexist.
This new Center, dedicated to understanding this rare place, is committed to helping people explore not a small collection, but one that lives and breathes across the entire expanse of the Adirondacks.
The Wild Center is science-based, and its experiences, exhibits and programs are designed to open new ways to look into the latest discoveries made by natural scientists.
There may be no more important issue facing humankind than discovering better ways to coexist with the rest of the natural world, and there may be no better place to understand that effort than in the Adirondacks. The Center is the place to see and appreciate the natural side of that vital story.
Socio-Economic Study of The Wild Center's Regional Impact and Reach
In a typical year, visitors to The Wild Center and Center operations generate more than $14 million in total regional revenue and 277 jobs. See this summary of the study’s findings.