The Wild Center

Named by I Love New York as the top thing to do in the Adirondacks.

The Museum where the wild world of the Adirondacks opens before your eyes!

Located on 81 acres in the geographic center of the Adirondacks, The Wild Center highlights the unique world which surrounds it.  With great expanses of nature, sprinkled with small towns and communities throughout, the Adirondacks can set an example for a future where humans and nature can thrive together.   

The Wild Center is science-based, and its experiences, exhibits and programs are designed to open new ways to look into the latest discoveries made by natural scientists.

Whether you're interested in the amazing plants and mushrooms found throughout the Park, its geologic formation or our resident Otters, there's something for everyone.  After you take in the Center, explore miles of trails, on foot in the summer or on snowshoes during the winter. Paddle the Raquette River in the summer.

Experience Wild Walk. This one-of-kind 850-foot-long path of sky bridges and towers takes visitors up into, and eventually over, the tree tops of a living Adirondack forest. Wild Walk will be completely accessible to people of all generations and abilities. The experience includes places for the adventurous to sense what treetop life is like for animals, and places for people to enjoy the magnificent vistas. Wild Walk opens July 4th, 2015.

Hours / Days of the Week / Seasons Open:

Summer & Fall

Memorial Day–Labor Day: 10AM–6PM, 7 days a week

Labor Day–Columbus Day: 10AM–5PM, 7 days a week

Winter & Spring

We're open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10AM to 5PM from Columbus Day until Memorial Day.

Open Presidents' Week and Martin Luther King Day

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Special Holiday Hours: December 26–31 10am–5pm