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: 10 a.m.–6 p.m, 7 days a week
Labor Day–Columbus Day: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., 7 days a week
Winter & Spring
Open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.