Welcome to The Wild Center

Find new ways to connect with nature through outdoor experiences like Forest Music, naturalist-led guided canoe trips, 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 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.

Bellinger Sculpture

Barney Bellinger’s Welded Steel: Shape, Form & Light

Barney Bellinger’s Welded Steel: Shape, Form & Light is the Adirondack artist’s first exhibition of large-scale steel sculpture.


Become a Member

Connect with nature by becoming a Wild Center Member.



  • Adult Ticket (18 - 64)$20
  • Senior/Military Ticket (65+)$18
  • Youth Ticket (5 - 17)$12
  • 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.


Lunchtime Live

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


“a very interactive place..”

Montreal Gazette