Bring the homeschool experience to The Wild Center and immerse yourself in STEAM-based nature learning like never before.

Spend the day exploring our brand new Climate Solutions exhibit or walking among the trees at Wild Walk. This year we are offering private homeschool experiences, events, and activities catered specifically for you. Homeschool families are welcome to participate in private Wild Classroom Workshops, meet our animal ambassadors, and stop by the Naturalist Cabinet for science and art-based activities.

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Private Wild Classroom Workshops will be determined 1 month prior to the event. Please return to our website for a schedule of events closer to each Homeschool Day.

FALL 2023: 

September 15th- Registration coming soon!

October 13th-Registration coming soon!
Naturalist helps young guest explore life in Greenleaf Pond.



  • $5/student
  •  $10/adult
  • 4 and under FREE
  • FREE for Members

Homeschool Days are open to students of ages 5-17 learning from home and their families.



Private experiences will be offered to homeschool visitors, including live animal programs, science lessons, art activities, Tinkering Studio contests and more. Click below to view the schedule for the month.

  • October 2022 Activity Schedule

    Wildlife Defenses -1:00PM 

    Location: Flammer Theater

    Explore the importance of shells, talons, teeth, and quills while meeting one of our Animal Ambassadors.

    Science Lesson – 11:00AM-12:00PM

    Location: Naturalist Cabinet

    Drop by to get hands on with natural artifacts in a science.

    Nature Craft- 2:00-3:00PM

    Location: Naturalist Cabinet

    Drop by to create art based on nature in the Adirondacks.

  • November 2022 Activity Schedule

    Otter Info Station- 11:00AM-2:00PM

    Location: Otter Falls

    Drop by to learn about otters from a naturalist.

    Science Lesson – 11:00AM-12:00PM

    Location: Naturalist Cabinet

    Drop by to get hands on with natural artifacts in a science.

    Fish Feeding – 1:00-2:00pm

    Location: Beginning in Great Hall

    Explore indoor exhibits with Animal Care staff to learn about the variety of fish found in the Adirondacks.

    Nature Craft- 2:00-3:00PM

    Location: Naturalist Cabinet

    Drop by to create nature-based art projects.

  • January 2023 Activity Schedule

    Frozen Bubble Catching- 11:30AM-12:00PM

    Location: Animal Viewing Area

    Drop by to blow bubbles and watch them freeze before your very eyes. Be sure to catch it on your wand before it freezes so you can pop it and watch it shatter.

    Critter Scene Investigation- 1:00-2:00PM

    Location: Flammer Theater/Outdoors

    Snow unveils the secret lives of Adirondack animals. In this program you will gain the tools to read the signs they leave in the snow. You will waddle, hop and bound as you solve critter scene mysteries.

    Watercolor Snowflakes- 3:00PM-4:00PM

    Location: Naturalist Cabinet

    Drop by to create winter watercolor art.

  • February 2023 Activity Schedule

    Otter Encounter- 12:00PM-12:30PM

    Location: Otter Falls

    Encounter our otters in their exhibit. Learn about their amazing adaptations for survival in the Adirondacks and watch our educators deliver enrichment.

    Science and Crafts: The Great Backyard Bird Count-1:30PM-2:30PM

    Location: Naturalist Cabinet

    Participate in the community-based science of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Meet with our educators to create your very own bird feeder, and learn how to spend the next four days watching birds from your window. Practice by taking a trip to the Feeder Alley on Wild Walk and learn how to use tools for identifying birds and enter your data online. This activity is suitable for families of all ages. Psst… it’s easier than you think!

    Skull Science- 3:30-4:15PM

    Location: Theater

    What makes an animal predator or prey? Using biofacts of the Adirondacks, learn how animal skulls have adapted for survival, then work together to identify their species.

  • May 2023 Activity Schedule

    Canvas Critter Totes- 11:00PM-12:00PM

    Location: Naturalist Cabinet

    Create a reusable bag full of springtime Adirondack critters!

    Vernal Pools: A Springtime Oasis-1:00PM-2:00PM

    Location: Flammer Theater

    Learn how Adirondack wildlife is waking up for springtime. Vernal pools provide a valuable habitat for many different species. Meet some of these critters and learn about the roles they play in these temporary homes.

    Pond Water Microscopy- 3:00-4:00PM

    Location: Naturalist Cabinet

    There’s more than what meets the eye… Join our educators as they sift through tiny creatures found in GreenLeaf Pond and use a microscope for a better view of what’s right in front of us!


To register for a Homeschool Day, please click here.

Registration is required.


Questions? Contact Tori Herkalo, School and Group Coordinator, at or 518-359-7800 x. 123.