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Open Friday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm
Wild Lights open Friday & Saturday, 5pm to 8pm
Total Solar Eclipse Festival April 6 - April 8
Find new ways to connect with nature through experiences like Wild Walk, Climate Solutions, Forest Music, Patrick Dougherty’s Stickwork, Birdly, and get to know some of the Adirondack animal ambassadors that call The Wild Center home.
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We are committed to a future where people and the natural world thrive together. We invite you to discover the story of the Adirondacks, and to explore new ways that people and nature can thrive in the same place.
Our mission is to ignite an enduring passion for the Adirondacks where people
and nature can thrive together and offer an example for the world.

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  • Adult Ticket (18-64) Online: $23 | At the Door: $24
  • Senior/Military Ticket (65+) Online: $21 | At the Door: $22
  • Youth Ticket (5-17) Online: $13 | At the Door: $14
  • Age 4 and Under Free
  • Members Free
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45 Museum Drive
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
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Open Friday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Wild Lights: Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm to 8pm

Open daily and nightly February 16-24

Summer Hours: Open daily, 10 am to 5 pm

Event Spotlight

Explore the latest indoor and outdoor adventures from The Wild Center with our comprehensive calendar.
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Winter Week

Open to the PublicFebruary 22nd at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Wild Center will open its doors every day from February 16 to February 25. Come enjoy our trails with...

Beyond Dams and Lodges with naturalist and author David Hall

Open to the PublicFebruary 22nd at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Beyond Dams and Lodges with naturalist and author David Hall After spending hundreds of hours observing his resident beavers, David...

Plan Your Visit

It’s time to rediscover our backyard. Find out what you’ll need to know
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Outside at the Wild Center

Walk woodland trails, head to the river to canoe with a guide, explore Wild Walk, or discover the magic of the Pines Play Area, a wild playground in the forest where children can connect to their inner Huck Finn. There are 115 acres to explore.

Inside at 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.

Join Our Mission

Our supporters are the most important asset we have at The Wild Center. It is people like you, dedicated to increasing the connections between mankind and the natural world, that help to ensure a healthier future for all of us. Thank you for everything you do to keep The Wild Center a vital resource for the world.