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The Wild Center

The Wild Center is a state-of-the-art, natural history museum located in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York unlike any other museum, zoo, aquarium, trail system or classroom you’ve seen. But it has the most appealing features of all these places. Hands-on experiences, guided canoe paddles, 115 acres of outdoors and 54,000 square feet of museum help visitors discover all the new ways to see into the wild world.

Inside The Wild Center you can explore 54,000-square-feet of exhibit halls, meet one of the over 900 animals that call The Wild Center home, peruse a myriad of changing exhibits, or watch one of our short films. Outside, explore 115 acres of interconnected trails, head to the river to canoe or paddleboard with a guide, or discover the Pines Play Area, a wild playground in the forest where children can connect to their inner Huck Finn.  Lastly, no trip is complete with experiencing the award-winning Wild Walk.  Wild Walk takes visitors up a trail of bridges to the treetops of the Adirondack forest. It’s designed to transform the way we see into the natural world by offering up the perspective of the rest of nature. Visit a four-story twig tree house, swing on bridges, clamber over a spider’s web or climb to the full-sized bald eagle’s nest at the highest point.



The Wild Center strives to provide everyone with the opportunity to experience and enjoy the Adirondacks. We offer a variety of services to meet the needs of our visitors, some of which are listed here:

  • Manual wheelchairs and walkers available for loan free of charge
  • Power scooter available – please call to reserve
  • Wagons/Strollers for children for loan free of charge
  • Universal design of main building and exhibit hall
  • Accessible loop trail (.2 miles) around Greenleaf Pond
  • Accessible Wild Walk
  • Guided tour for the visually impaired (please call in advance to schedule)
  • Captioning available on select theater movies, scripts available for others – please call in advance or request services at admissions
  • Assisted listening devices available for theater presentations and shows



(518) 359-7800


• Members: Free
• Age 4 and Under: Free
• Youth Ticket (5 - 17): $10
• Adult Ticket (18 - 64): $17
• Senior/Military Ticket (65+): $15


45 Museum Drive
12986 New York City
New York
United States


  • Outside The Wild Center

  • Inside The Wild Center



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