Visiting With Children

The Wild Center was created with families in mind. From the hands-on exhibits that play music, let you hang out in a spiders web, make clouds, blow snow or mimic a walk on a bog.

The Pines is a chance to play away from a manufactured experience. A tipped up tree, piles of sticks, and log drums all fill a clearing in the woods.

Otters at The Wild Center.

Every day our naturalists bring animals into the Big Wolf Great Hall for animal encounters.  Great for all ages, these close-up sessions feature ravens, porcupines, owls, snakes and many other fascinating species.

Wander up a trail of bridges to the treetops of the Adirondack forest. Explore a four-story twig tree house filled with animal tales, hang out high above the ground on a giant spider’s web or perch in a full-sized bald eagle’s nest high over the forest. Wild Walk gives you new and lasting perspective on the wild world.

Volunteers at The Wild Center.

Just off the Hall of the Adirondacks, The Naturalist’s Cabinet has drawers and boxes filled with curiosities that will pique your natural curiosity.  Take a seat and have some fun playing and exploring.