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The Wild Center is gearing up for another great summer! Now open 7 days a week, the opportunities are endless to connect with the wild side! 

New, exciting exhibits are coming to the Wild Center this summer to engage visitors of all ages about the natural wonders of the Adirondacks! Scavenger hunts, art installations, and other daily programs and special events will have you eager to add The Wild Center to your summer vacation itinerary this year.

Check out a sneak peek of what’s happening this summer on The Wild Center campus.

A woman and toddler entering The Wild Walk.

Wild scavenger hunt

Discover a new way to explore the 115 acre Wild Center campus. Download the self-guided app and start your scavenger hunt collecting all of the badges on an interactive nature trip.

Get Outside Festival

Happening July 1st, 2023 a new event comes to The Wild Center! Spend the day outside at The Wild Center celebrating outdoor play and recreation. The day will feature all sorts of family activities ranging from fly fishing to stick fort building, and event insect races! Participate in these fun activities, or just enjoy the fresh air and watching the clouds as they pass. Whatever you may do, we will all be enjoying the outdoors at The Wild Center on July 1st. 

An aerial view of the Wild Walk, forest, and mountains beyond.

Plug In Electric Fest

Another new event coming to The Wild Center this summer, Plug In, is where we will be celebrating electrifying our world! On August 5th, vendors, exhibits, interactive and educational activities, and more will take over The Wild Center. Plug in is a great way for everyone to learn about the benefits of renewable energy. Live music, local food vendors, giveaways and more will be happening throughout the day. Dance, drive, bike, eat, and sing our way forward in an electric world! 

A close-up of an owl. Live animal encounters will happen throughout the day.

Along with new exhibits and new events, The Wild Center will also be offering live Animal Encounters with the viewing door open all day, and scheduled Creature Features happening throughout the day. Canoe trips that are naturalist-led will also be available, taking place at scheduled times. There is no closer way to be with nature then being out in a canoe on the Raquette River and exploring the Oxbow. The Pines Play Area and The Wild Walk will be major attractions again this year at The Wild Center. Let the kids play on a playground made by nature or see the tree tops from The Wild Walk, where you can bounce in a giant "spider web" or climb into the human-sized bird's nest!

Kids playing  on a downed tree at The Pines Playground

Planning a summer family vacation to Tupper Lake? Find a place to stay close to the Wild Center, a restaurant to refuel, and make sure to find some outdoor activities for your itinerary.