Welcome to our backyard.

Aerial view of The Wild Center


Welcome to our backyard. Learn what to expect during your visit.


Current Hours

Beginning Friday, May 27, The Wild Center is open every day from 10am to 5pm.

  • Adult Ticket (18 - 64)$22
  • Senior/Military Ticket (65+)$20
  • Youth Ticket (5 - 17)$13
  • Age 4 and UnderFree
  • MembersFree

Make a Ticket Reservation

Please note: The timeframes listed on the reservation page represent when your party should plan to arrive.  Once at the Center, please feel free to stay as long as you would like. All sales are final. There are no refunds, cancellations or rescheduling.

While we all love our pets, dogs, except for service dogs, are not allowed in the Center, on Wild Walk, or on our trail system during open hours.

Wild Walk

Walk up a trail of bridges to the treetops of the Adirondack forest. Visit a four-story twig tree house, swing on bridges, clamber over a spider’s web or climb to the full-sized bald eagle’s nest at the highest point.

Hopscotch, A Stickwork sculpture


As children, we use sticks to build forts, play games—where ever our imagination would lead us. Artist Patrick Dougherty has tapped into that nostalgia to create a larger-than-life sculpture that is inspired by childhood and the natural world of the Adirondacks.

Bellinger Sculpture

Barney Bellinger’s Welded Steel: Shape, Form & Light

Barney Bellinger’s Welded Steel: Shape, Form & Light is the Adirondack artist’s first exhibition of large-scale steel sculpture.

owl encounter in The Great Hall


Every day our naturalists introduce guests to animal ambassadors in special animal encounters.


Canoe Trips

A canoe trip will bring you even closer to the real nature of the Adirondacks.


Forest Music

Immerse your senses in an experience that combines nature, technology and art. Twenty-four speakers placed throughout the trail envelopes guests in music that blends with natural sounds of the forest.


Pines Wild Play Area

The Pines is a chance to play away from a manufactured experience. A tipped up tree, piles of sticks, and log drums all fill a clearing in the woods.


“The wonderful Wild Center…”

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