Welcome Back. Got any questions?

The Wild Center is open – with a few changes. We understand there may be some questions while you’re planning your visit.  If you have a question you’re not seeing an answer to, please email us.



  • How do I reserve my visit? Can I purchase tickets when I arrive?

    You can choose a specific date and time for your visit through our new online reservation system which will be available at wildcenter.org/visit. Reservations may also be made by phone or by email.

    Reservations must be made prior to your arrival.

  • What about the indoor exhibits and amenities?

    As of July 1, 2021, indoor exhibits (except Flammer Theater) and amenities are reopened. Be sure to check out the indoor Living River Trail tour, the expanded Wild Supply Co. , or order a Brown Bag lunch from the Waterside Cafe.

    For a list of local dining options, visit the Tupper Lake website.

  • How are you keeping visitors safe?

    Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the campus.  Wild Center staff will also frequently clean and disinfect high traffic areas and restrooms. We also ask that visitors follow one-way directional signage and ground markings which have been installed to help visitors better navigate common areas while practicing physical distancing.

  • Am I required to wear a face covering?

    All visitors, regardless of vaccine status, must wear a mask indoors. Unvaccinated visitors must wear a face mask at all times when indoors, interacting with staff, and when unable to maintain a safe social distance.


  • Are the time slots listed on the reservation page the time my party should plan to show up? Or the amount of time we're allowed at The Wild Center?

    The times listed on our reservation pages represent when guests should expect to arrive at The Wild Center.  Once here, please feel free to stay as long as you like.  The Wild Center closes at 5pm.

  • What if I'm late for my reservation?

    If you know you will be late, please call us or send us an email. Due to limited capacity, we can not guarantee that reservations will be able to be exchanged for a later time that same day.

  • Are the trails ADA accessible?

    The paved path leading to Wild Walk, Wild Walk itself, and the gravel path around Greenleaf Pond are ADA accessible. The other trails are open for guests, but are not graded for accessibility.

  • What about bathrooms?

    Indoor bathrooms will remain open and will be sanitized on a regular basis by Wild Center staff. Composting bathrooms are also located on either side of the parking lot.