The Wild Center

The new museum where the wild world of the Adirondacks opens before your eyes.

The Center is located on an 81-acre site in the Town of Tupper Lake, NY near the geographic center of the Adirondack Park. The Adirondacks are unique in the world. Surrounded by people, they house great expanses of nature interspersed with small towns and communities. They can be an example for a future where man and the rest of the natural world find better ways to coexist.

The Center, dedicated to understanding this rare place, is committed to helping people explore not a small collection, but one that lives and breathes across the entire expanse of the Adirondacks.

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.

There may be no more important issue facing humankind than discovering better ways to coexist with the rest of the natural world, and there may be no better place to understand that effort than in the Adirondacks. The Center is the place to see and appreciate the natural side of that vital story.

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 

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