Dive into authentic, place-based learning experiences in science and engineering with The Wild Center’s directory of student-centered educational programs.


Here, there’s something for everyone to explore, learn, create, and discover. During your visit or virtual program, students practice science as they explore the incredible ecosystems and animals of the Adirondacks across our indoor and outdoor campus. The Wild Center blends natural history, science, technology, and art into a unique experience that builds upon classroom learning and lifelong memories. The resources and information below can help you to make the most out of experience, whether you select a Virtual Field Trip or choose to dive more deeply into science by scheduling one of our on-site Wild Classroom Workshops, followed by a Self-Guided Experience. The Wild Center’s School Programs are experiential, student-driven, and designed to support New York State Educational Standards while engaging students in hands-on, interactive learning experiences.

Wild Classroom Guide

Download our 2022-2023 Wild Classroom Guide to view a full list of program offerings.

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  • Program and Admission Rates


    Student: $5

    Adult: $10

    1 adult chaperone per 10 students receives free admission. 

    Registration is required in advance to receive school rate. 



    These 30-45 minute in-depth programs include a curriculum-based focus while offering Live Animal Experiences. Students will practice essential science skills while experiencing Adirondack life up-close. Explore our Wild Classroom Guide for a list of available programs.

    <30 individuals: $50

    <100 individuals: $100

    <150 individuals: $150



    Engage your students in 30 minutes of curriculum-based science exploration from a Wild Center perspective. Virtual programs are available on Zoom or Google Meet platforms, accommodates up to 100 individuals, and can be catered to all ages. Explore our Wild Classroom Guide for a list of available programs.

    Each program: $100


    We are BOCES approved. Your district may be able to apply for assistance through the Co-Ser program. 

  • Junior Naturalist Program

    Students take a closer look at the natural world around then through this self-guided environmental education booklet. After completing a variety of adventures across the museum and outdoor campus, each student earns a patch honoring their work.

    Student: $2

  • Scheduling Your Experience

    We request at least two weeks’ notice to schedule school group visits.

    To schedule your on-site experience, please fill out the form below. Visit our Virtual Programs page to schedule a virtual experience. For further information, contact Tori Herkalo, School Programs Coordinator at therkalo@wildcenter.org or 518-359-7800 x123.