Get a Sneak Peek at the Inner Workings of The Wild Center

Every Friday through Sunday at 3pm, explore behind the curtain where practices and ideas combine to bring The Wild Center experience to life. Take a closer look at our green energy system, learn how our life support system keeps the trout and otters happy, and visit with our wild animal ambassadors behind the scenes.

Members are $5 per person, age 5 and older. For non-members with paid admission, Adults are $10 and Youth are $7 (ages 5-17). Participants under 18 years old need to be accompanied by an adult. Each Behind the Scenes tour can accommodate up to twelve guests; pre-registration is encouraged. Pre-register online or by calling (518) 359-7800. Check in at the admission desk when you arrive.

The tour involves a half-mile of walking and lasts one hour. Guests will walk up and down 36 stairs and pass through corridors with a minimum width of 32 inches. Be prepared to spend 15-20 minutes outside. The tour takes place in a dynamic working environment and highlights may change. If you require special arrangements, contact The Wild Center at or call (518) 359-7800.