The award-winning Center, set in the middle of the Adirondacks, houses live exhibits, trails, our own river and pond, multi-media shows and hands-on experiences. July 4th we open Wild Walk, the only elevated trail across the treetops in New York. Admission to the Center, including Wild Walk, is free for members.
You can experience Wild Walk now. A trail across the treetops. Open to the world, starting July 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
A contest to showcase new points of view into nature. Under water, along the treetops, inside a flower. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges who will look for creative perspective, quality of light and an image that surprises in the way it presents something from a different point of view, helping us all see deeper into the natural world. Upload your image below, visit our Facebook page or use #WildWalkNewPerspective on Twitter & Instagram to enter.
Winner will get a great camera for shooting this kind of image. It's made for tough use, including underwater. Now in rain, swimming, or on a rock climb you can bring this tough-skinned digital camera along to capture new perspectives.
Participation in this promotion is subject to the official rules.
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."
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.
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Enjoy this trip up the river. The Wild Center canoe trip brings you even closer to the real nature of the Adirondacks.
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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.
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.
The Flammer Panoramas Theater features screenings of Ride of the Mergansers, where baby ducklings hatch and take their first plunge, Carl Heilman’s Wild Adirondacks, and the award-winning film A Matter of Degrees narrated by Sigourney Weaver that explores the icy history of the Adirondacks. Join us for regular live presentations and other events in the theater as well.