Welcome to The Wild Center

Welcome back to our backyard. The Wild Center’s outdoor-only experience is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.


Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. is happening Fridays & Saturdays this winter.


Ticket reservations are required before visiting.


It’s time to rediscover our backyard.  Find out what you’ll need to know before you visit.


Wild Lights

Friday, Saturday and Holiday evenings this winter: wander into our enchanting, illuminated winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc.


Wild Center Digital

Bring the spirit of The Wild Center into your home. Take a virtual visit of exhibits, tune into Lunchtime Live, or check out the live views throughout The Wild Center and beyond.



  • Adult Ticket (18 - 64)$20
  • Senior/Military Ticket (65+)$18
  • Youth Ticket (5 - 17)$12
  • Age 4 and UnderFree
  • Wild Lights (5-7pm) Adult$10
  • Wild Lights (5-7pm) Youth$5
  • MembersFree
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Getting Here

The Wild Center
45 Museum Drive
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

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Lunchtime Live

Lunchtime Live is bringing The Wild Center to you every day at 12pm!


“Whether you’re canoeing, hiking, or snowshoeing, you can savor your time at The Wild Center with that special someone by your side.”