The Wild Center

Wild about The Wild Center! The Wall Street Journal called it "glorious" and the New York Times said it was "stunning." This new kind of natural history museum, spread over 31 acres, is an Adirondack "must see" according to USA Today. Exhibits include a river flowing around the inside of the Museum's main Hall of the Adirondacks, a live wetland connecting directly through a giant glass window to a living marsh outside, an indoor waterfall, a towering glacial ice wall, high-definition interactive films, a wide-screen theater, and an indoor trail leading from an Adirondack Lean-to in the Museum's Great Hall to a replica of the summit of a mile-high mountain. The Museum is set on a 31-acre campus that includes frontage on one of New York's wild and scenic rivers. The trails serve as outdoor exhibits with their own labels that reflect the sometimes daily changes outdoors. Living exhibits contain river otters, amphibians and fish, while high definition state-of-the-art technologies enable visitors to explore the Adirondack environment with a depth and richness not normally available. Soar with the monarchs during the film Flight of the Butterflies. Admission also includes screenings of the Center's award-winning film, "A Matter of Degrees," narrated by Sigourney Weaver. Hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day 10 am - 6 pm, 7 days a week. Labor Day through Columbus Day - 10 am - 5 pm, 7 days a week. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday the rest of the year. Special holiday openings. Daily events and other information is available at