The Wild Center

Three 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 Wild Walk, a trail across the treetops, has opened to rave reviews.

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 adds 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. Closed throughout the month of April.

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

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45 Museum Drive
Tupper Lake, 12986
(518) 359-7800

Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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Celebrate Earth Day! This event includes presentations, exhibits, music, an art show and kid-friendly activities. Speakers include: Curt Stager, Lance Clark, Richard Brandt, Dave Gibson and...
Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Come see the 1948 American neo-western adventure film "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" starring Humphrey Bogart and Tim Holt! Film will be shown in the Dickert Room of the Saranac...

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