School Programs

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

School 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.

Program and Admission Rates

Self-guided admission

Student: $5
Adult: $10

1 adult chaperone per 10 students receives free admission.

Registration is required in advance to receive school rate.

Museum campus is closed for the month of April. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Wild Classroom Workshops

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

Virtual Field Trips

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.

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

Junior Naturalist Program

Jr. Naturalist Badge
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

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

Museum campus is closed for the month of April. We apologize for the inconvenience!

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

Homeschool Groups

The Wild Center offers the Homeschool Days program throughout the year. For more information and to register for a Homeschool Day, please click here.

Other Groups

If you would like to schedule a group visit that is not school or education-based, please visit our Group Visits page.