Gifts in Recognition or Tribute

Consider a gift to The Wild Center in recognition of a friend, family member or a special occasion.

Make a gift in recognition  or mail your gift with this printer-friendly form

For further information on giving options please contact Tim Holmes or Hillarie Logan-Dechene.

Thank you for thinking of The Wild Center.

Naming Opportunities

We are happy to meet with you to talk about ideas that have special meaning for you or for the person you wish to honor. We can take a walk around The Wild Center to look at examples of gifts that others have given, including birch trees in the Great Hall, Discovery Boxes in the Naturalist Cabinet, and quiet benches along the trails – all recognized as a testament to someone’s special love of the Adirondacks.

If you wish to meet with us to talk about what you might want to do for a friend or family member please contact Hillarie Logan-Dechene.

Animal Champion

Anybody can become an Animal Champion, and it makes the perfect gift for holidays, birthdays, or any special occasion, for a child, grandparent, friend or yourself. When you become an Animal Champion, you help provide food, veterinary care, enrichment and a healthy home for the animals that live at The Wild Center.

Become a Defender or Guardian Online

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The Wild Center (dba) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with Tax ID# 14-1811534. “Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks” is our founding name and that is our account name with most matching gift programs and donor advised funds.

Have more questions? Please feel free to call Tim Holmes at 518-359-7800 x107 or send an email to

Why I Invest, Ross Whaley

The former president of SUNY ESF speaks about the future of what he terms The Great Experiment, also called the Adirondacks, and the role The Wild Center can play in defining that future.

“It will be about understanding, not politics.”

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