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.

The History of The Wild Center 

What began as a discussion amongst friends in Betsy’s Lowe’s Long Lake cabin over 20 years ago has become a 115-acre home in which people and nature can coexist.



The Wild Center is run by a dedicated group of senior staff and governed by an involved and active Board of Trustees supported by an Advisory Board.



We are seeking people who share with us a passion for helping others make their own discoveries about the natural world, and especially the natural world of the Adirondacks.



Boundless opportunities await enthusiastic individuals breaking into the field of interpretation, natural history, guiding, animal care and more.



Feel free to get in touch if you have questions, or want to find a way that you can visit or participate.



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“a very interactive place..”

Montreal Gazette

“The wonderful Wild Center…”

Frommer's Guides

“linger in this glorious place…”

The Wall Street Journal


The New York Times

“You’ve never seen a museum like this.”

Outside Magazine