Reopening May 2nd

The Wild Center closes during April to refresh exhibits and get ready for summer. We will reopen on Friday, May 2nd. See you then.


Tap into Something Sweetk

Every spring The Wild Center turns into a full-on maple syrup operation. You can get in on the action, warm up in our sugar house, sample fresh syrup, and see how our community turns into a bucket brigade at this time of year.

Click this story to learn more about at the sweet happenings this syrup season.

Enjoy your own taste of maple from the Wild Supply Co. store!

Why does your syrup taste better?

Last Chance for Flight of the Butterfliesk

The award-winning movie that flies you into one of the most incredible migrations on Earth, and one man's search to unravel its mysteries is now on screen at The Wild Center.

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The taste of maple at home!

Visit The Wild Supply Co. store and order pure Adirondack maple syrup today!  Available in 8 & 16oz. bottles.  Packaged right here at The Wild Center.  Don't miss the other items available in the store.

The Wild Supply Co. Maple Products

Enter the Spring Photo Contest!

Click vote, and click on a picture and left or right arrows to scroll through them, and pick your winners. To enter all you need to do is enter your email and upload your picture. We use emails to notify winners.


See the Movie that World Premiered at The Wild Centerk

The Movie that Will Never Show on a Flat Screen

The Wild Center was the site of the world premiere of NASA's new film, Water Falls in January 2014Part of a multinational space effort that will launch in 2014, the movie is now featured at the Center's Planet Adirondack Theater. It looks at how we will go into space to learn about how water works on Earth. 

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


— 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.."



What's happening at The Wild Center?

Flight of the Butterflies (ends June 30, 2014) is wowing audiences in the Flammer Theater. Part of an all-day experience that lets you explore the wild nature of the Adirondacks.

There's a day's worth of things to see and do at the 54,000-square-foot Center and on our 31-acre campus.

Come explore the exhibit halls, meet one of our many animals at an animal encounter, take a snowshoe walk down to the Raquette River, join us for a live show, or watch Flight of the Butterflies, our featured film this season. It's all covered by your single admission.

We also have a full schedule of special events including snowshoeing to the Raquette, winter nature walks, special presentations, and off-site eXpeditions. You can pick up The Daily Explorer, available at the front desk to plan a full day at the Center.

The Wild Center's movie, A Matter of Degrees, narrated by Sigourney Weaver, was a finalist at the Banff Mountain Film Festival and first prize winner at the National Association for Interpretation. Filmed exclusively for The Wild Center's wide screen, it's screened each day. Additional shows include the breathtaking images of Carl Heilman’s Wild Adirondacks.

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A New Take On Climate Disruptionsk

An Ice Age view of climate disruption

A Matter of Degrees has won praise as a great climate movie from national leaders because it takes a story we all know - the story of our last ice age and views it through the climate lens. The film looks at everything that happened, including the shaping of the mountains and the introduction of whales into the Adirondacks as a story of shifts in climate.


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.


Learning by Doingk

Boundless opportunities await enthusiastic individuals breaking into the field of interpretation, natural history, guiding, animal care and more. Find out more about interns at The Wild Center.