Hours & Admission

Current Hours

The Wild Center will reopen on Friday, May 5th and be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Memorial Day.

Winter Ticket Prices, not including Wild Walk


  • MembersFree
  • Age 4 and UnderFree
  • Youth Ticket (5 - 17)$10
  • Adult Ticket (18 - 64)$17
  • Senior/Military Ticket (65+)$15

Tickets are good for two consecutive days.

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Please note

The Wild Center will reopen on Friday, May 5th and be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Memorial Day.

2017 Summer & Early Fall Schedule

Memorial Day Weekend (5/26/17) to Labor Day weekend (9/4/17): 10am–6pm, 7 days a week
After Labor Day (starting 9/5/17) to Columbus Day weekend (10/9/17): 10am–5pm, 7 days a week, including Wild Walk (weather & conditions permitting)
After Columbus Day (10/10/17) to Memorial Day weekend (5/25/18): the museum is open 10am -5pm on  Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; however, Wild Walk closes for the season on October 29, 2017.

Special Hours
Open Special Holiday Hours: December 26–31, 10am–5pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day (3rd Thursday in November), Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year’s Day
Open Presidents’ Week (3rd week in February) and Martin Luther King Day (1/16/17)
Closed the entire month of April for exhibit installations

Summer Ticket Prices
(Wild Walk will be closed from November 1 until Memorial Day Weekend (weekend that ends the last Monday in May)
• Members: Free
• Age 4 and Under: Free
• Youth Ticket (5 – 17): $13
• Adult Ticket (18 – 64): $20
• Senior/Military Ticket (65+): $18

Dogs at The Wild Center

While we all love our pets, dogs, except for service dogs, are not allowed in the Center, on Wild Walk, or on our trail system during open hours. Should you be traveling with your dog, there are a number of boarding options in the area where you can drop off your four-legged friends for the day, including:

  • Lakeside Veterinary Clinic – Tupper Lake, NY
    • Phone: 518.359.7924
    • Drop Off and Pick Up Times:
      • Monday-Thursday: 9 am-6:30 pm
      • Friday: 9 am-4:30 pm
      • Saturday: 9 am-12 pm + 6:30 pm
      • Sunday: 8:30 am, 2 pm or 7 pm
  • High Peaks Animal Hospital – Ray Brook, NY
    • Phone: 518.891.4410
    • Drop Off and Pick Up Times:
      • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 am-6 pm
      • Tuesday, Friday: 8 am-8 pm
      • Saturday: 8 am-5 pm
      • Sunday: 12 pm-2 pm
  • Lake Placid Animal Hospital – Lake Placid, NY
    • Phone: 518.523.7339
    • Drop Off and Pick Up Times:
      • Monday-Friday: 8 am-5pm
  • Adilaska Kennel – Long Lake, NY
    • Phone: 518.624.2050