Welcome to The Wild Center

The award-winning Wild Center, set in the middle of the Adirondacks, houses live exhibits, trails, our own river and pond, canoe trips, multi-media shows and hands-on experiences. Wild Walk, the only elevated trail across the treetops in New York opens on May 27. Admission to the Center, including Wild Walk, is free for members.  

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Opens May 27, 2016

You can check out the Wild Walk experience now. A trail across the treetops.

Please note that Wild Walk opens May 27. 

Preview Wild Walk Mini Site

The Wild Center is closed until May 6th.

Wednesday, May 04

Please note that the Wild Walk experience reopens May 27, 2016.

Paddle on the Raquette Riverk

Enjoy this trip up the river. The Wild Center canoe trip brings you even closer to the real nature of the Adirondacks.

When? Wednesday, May 11th

What time? 10am

Curiosity opens up a world of possibilities – it’s what pushes us to keep learning, keep moving forward, and keep trying.  Spend the day around the exhibits and trails looking beneath the surface to discover mysterious unknowns. Why do skunks spray? What are snake’s scales made of?  We invite all students to delve into the natural world and awaken curiosity for all things untamed.

Check out the schedule for the day to see what we have planned for you and your family.

Each student is $6, one teacher per family is free. Other adults are $8. 

For more information or to RSVP, please call (518) 359-7800 x 112 or email jlieb@wildcenter.org.

Wild Walk Reopens May 27, 2016

Please note.

Wild Walk is now closed. It reopens for the summer on May 27, 2016. All other Wild Center experiences remain open through the winter and spring seasons.

Number One attraction in the Adirondacks...Again

Adirondack Life readers come from all over the world, and we want to thank them for naming The Wild Center to their Best of the Adirondacks awards in 2014 and 2015. Here's the magazine's take on the Center.

"Some voters wrote in variations of “the whole Adirondack Park” or “the woods and waters” in this category. Point taken. But before or after you explore these six million acres, a visit to this world-class natural history museum is a must for all ages. State-of-the-art ex­hibits, animal encounters and interpretive trails teach about the Adirondack environment in a compelling way."

Here's the rest of the top prize winners.

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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



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