Planet Adirondack

Planet Adirondack fills its own hall for daily guided events where you can watch the Earth come to life in an amazing display that will help you see the world with new eyes.

The exhibit gives you a space-eye view of Earth, and using a high tech system of cameras, staff can show you incredible views from space, that show everything from airplanes taking off and landing across the planet in a 24-hour period to watching storms in real time. Using this technology we are able to bring global events to a local level here in the Adirondacks.

Not Just For Science

Join a naturalist for a guided tour or try exploring on your own using our interactive kiosk. Look at different aspects of our planet or visit others in our solar system. Then step outside the science for a little sphere fun. There are a variety of datasets that allow kids, and adults, to get a closer look at things such as a barred owl, disco ball, and even immerse yourself into the world of Star Wars.

Planet Adirondack Preview

Watch as The Wild Center’s Rob Carr and Paul Smith’s scientist Curt Stager explore some of the ways you can see the Earth on Planet Adirondack. Go to minute 16:53 if you have never seen the Earth breathe. This was a live webcast on June 14, 2012, at The Wild Center.