The Wild Center

Two years running, The Wild Center was named the People’s Choice top attraction in the Adirondacks by the readers of Adirondack Life. To top it all off, The Wild Center’s new Wild Walk, a trail across the treetops, opens this summer.

It’s all part of an outdoor and indoor experience on 81-acres that’s earned praise from around the world for how it lets visitors of all ages get closer to the natural world.

The Wild Center has a 54,000-square-foot indoor space, swimming with live exhibits including river otters, multi-media shows and tons of hands-on experiences. There are trails, guided canoe trips on the river that runs by the Center’s campus, and a staff ready and willing to show you around, and answer questions about anything having to do with the wild world of the Adirondacks.

Wild Walk, which opens this July 4,  will add another dimension to a Wild Center day, by taking visitors up a trail of bridges to the treetops of the Adirondack forest. The Wild Walk experience includes a four-story twig tree house and swinging bridges, a spider’s web where people can hang out, and chances to just sit and observe the forest below. There’s an over-sized bald eagle’s nest at the highest point where visitors can perch and watch the life of the forest from a whole new point of view.

The Center features a full museum store, cafe with outdoor waterside seating in season, and daily special events.

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

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