Welcome to The Wild Center

Explore The Wild Center and its new Wild Walk—an elevated trail across the Adirondack treetops. Find new ways to connect with nature through outdoor experiences and guided paddling trips, and explore a 54,000-square-foot museum with live animals and hands-on everything.

 

The Wild Center is open February 15 – February 23 from 10am–5pm for Winter Week (Wild Walk is open 11am-3pm).

 

Winter Wild Walk and Raquette River

Wild Walk

Walk up a trail of bridges to the treetops of the Adirondack forest. Visit a four-story twig tree house, swing on bridges, clamber over a spider’s web or climb to the full-sized bald eagle’s nest at the highest point.

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Current Hours

The Wild Center is open February 15 – February 23 from 10am–5pm for Winter Week (Wild Walk is open 11am-3pm).

  • MembersFree
  • Age 4 and UnderFree
  • Youth Ticket (5 - 17)$15
  • Adult Ticket (18 - 64)$22
  • Senior/Military Ticket (65+)$20

Tickets are good for two consecutive days.

While we all love our pets, dogs, except for service dogs, are not allowed in the Center, on Wild Walk, or on our trail system during open hours.

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touch a cloud on an alpine summit

Exhibits

In the Hall of the Adirondacks, you can spend time with a myriad fish, turtles, and other animal and plant species, and get a deeper understanding and appreciation of the inner workings of nature in this unique region.

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Snowshoeing in front of The Wild Center

Explore the trails on the 115-acre campus on your own or on one of our guided Naturalist walks.

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

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owl encounter in The Great Hall

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

Family learns about feathers on Wild Walk

Have a day? Two? Want to explore the area? Bringing children? Want to become a member? We’re here to help you plan your visit to The Wild Center and the surrounding region.