Whether your class is meeting remotely, in-person, or hybrid, engage your students in an exploration of science and the natural world from a Wild Center perspective – no bus ride necessary. Experience The Wild Center’s campus and get to know some of our animals through some of our favorite activities and a private, fun, interactive educational program with one of our Naturalists. 


  • Participate in a live and interactive Wild Center Educational Program.
  • Meet a Wild Center animal, and drive exploration of exhibits and ecosystems.
  • Experience essential science practices including inquiry, asking questions, and making observations while examining animals and natural artifacts up close with a Wild Center Naturalist.
  • Investigate further with downloadable science activities to encourage further learning and build upon the field trip experience.

*Available over Zoom or Google Meets Platforms.

Otter Encounters
Offered November-June
Available for all Grades

Join us at Otter Falls to examine adaptations of our North American River Otters. Learn about the history of otters in New York State including their incredible comeback. Head, virtually, to Wild Walk to view the Adirondacks and otter habitats from above.


Apex Predators
Offered November-June
Available for all Grades

Students choose their own path through an interactive activity investigating Adirondack apex predators. Travel back in time to explore the history of coyotes and wolves in the Adirondacks and learn about the makeup of their skulls.


Exhibit Exploration
Offered November-June
Available for all Grades

Dive into The Wild Center’s exhibit hall to explore life in the Adirondacks above and below water. These live tours offer plenty of opportunities for student discussions, guided inquiry, and close up examination of exhibits and animals.


Nighttime Neighbors
Offered November-June
Available for all Grades

Join an Animal Ambassador to learn what it takes to be successful at night. Students engage in deep observation and conversation to uncover the unique adaptations of our wild neighbors.




Virtual Field Trips are $150.00 per 45-60 minute program session. Virtual Field Trips are BOCES Approved. Your district may be able to apply for assistance through the Co-Ser program.

For further information contact:

School Programs Coordinator
Email: schoolprograms@wildcenter.org
Phone: (518) 359-7800 x112