Welcome to The Wild Center

Find new ways to connect with nature through outdoor experiences like Wild Walk, Forest Music, Patrick Dougherty’s Stickwork, Barney Bellinger’s Welded Steel: Shape, Form & Light,  and get to know some of the Adirondack animal ambassadors that call The Wild Center home.


The Wild Center is open every day from 10am to 5pm.


Wild Center Digital offers an array of programs that serve to extend our on-campus offerings and help to educate and entertain young and old alike about the wonders of the natural world surrounding us.


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


Climate Connection – COP26

When world leaders convene in Scotland for critical climate change negotiations later this month, we’ll will be there. Learn more about TEDx and COP26, our delegates, the work they’re doing, dispatches from Glasgow and more.


Become a Member

Connect with nature – Be a Member



  • Adult Ticket (18 - 64)$22
  • Senior/Military Ticket (65+)$20
  • Youth Ticket (5 - 17)$13
  • Age 4 and UnderFree
  • MembersFree
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Getting Here

The Wild Center
45 Museum Drive
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Detailed directions info →

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.

Wild Center's Planet Adirondack, NOAA Science on a Sphere (SOS)


Inside The Wild Center explore 54,000-square-feet of exhibit halls, meet one of our many animals at an animal encounter, join us for a live show, or watch one of many amazing films.


“linger in this glorious place…”

The Wall Street Journal