Welcome to The Wild Center

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. In the warm weather months Wild Walk, the only elevated trail across the treetops in New York is open. Admission to the Center, including Wild Walk, is free for members.  Please note that Wild Walk is officially closed until next summer. The Center offers free snowshoes with admission once snow collects on our trails.

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The Wild Center is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please note that the Wild Walk experience is now closed and reopens May 27, 2016.

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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.

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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

"stunning..." 

— 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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"Moments" an interactive experiencek

This winter 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. 

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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.

Panoramas Theater

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.

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. All profits from all sales support The Wild Center mission.  

Buy your favorite Wild things online!

Explore Wild Walk Before it Reopens for 2016

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

Please note that Wild Walk reopens May 27 for the summer season. 

Preview Wild Walk Mini Site