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Ways to Give

Your investment in The Wild Center - in whichever form it takes - helps in every part of our effort to ignite an enduring passion for the Adirondacks, where people and nature can thrive together and offer an example for the world.

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Help a Child Experience Nature

Every child should have a chance to learn about and appreciate all the wonders that nature has to offer - and not just from a distance, but UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL. And that's what happens everyday at The Wild Center, but unfortuantely, not all families have the ability to visit - it's just not in their budget. That's where our School Visit and Library Card programs can make a difference. Make your gift today in support of those programs and help a child experience nature from a whole new point of view. Click here for a printable donor form.

Make A Gift Online

Invest in The Wild Center

Donations to the Annual Fund typically cover more than half the funding needed to run daily operations. Your investment will make an impact every day as people from all points of view, all walks of life and all ages come together to understand the web of life that supports us.

Invest today in the work of The Wild Center

Join, Renew or Gift a Membership

It is easy to join, renew or gift a membership with our online form that includes a “Gift Membership” check box, which opens a form for entering the recipient’s name and address. If the recipient is already a member, your gift will take affect after their current membership ends. For assistance contact Tim at 518-359-7800 x107 or

Join, Renew or Share The Wild Center

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 (x 107) or Hillarie Logan-Dechene (x 103) at 518-359-7800. 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 (x 103) at 518-359-7800.

Become an Animal Champion

Animal Champions help provide food, veterinary care, enrichment and a healthy home for the animals that live at The Wild Center.

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Find the opportunity that matches your interests, skills and schedule.

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Contact Us

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