The Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks

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Facility:The Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks
Description:The Wild Center has live exhibits, and chances to hike and explore the Museum's 31- acre campus with naturalist guides or on your own. There are theaters with high definition films, plenty of hands-on nature, and hundreds of live animals from rare native trout, to river otters, to turtles the size of walnuts and many other often hard-to-see residents of the woods and waters. Learn more about the indoor and outdoor exhibits.

Address 1:45 Museum Drive
Address 2:
City:Tupper Lake
Zip Code:12986
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Summer & Fall
Memorial Day - Columbus Day - 10 am - 6 pm, 7 days a week

Winter & Spring
Columbus Day - Memorial Day: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 am - 5 pm. Open Presidents Day
*Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
*Special Holiday Hours - December 26 - December 31 - 10 am. -5 pm
*Closed month of April for exhibit installations
Admission:Adult Ticket $14 (15 - 64)
Youth Ticket $9 (4 - 14)
Senior Ticket $12 (65 +)
Age 3 and under free
Current Members free
Telephone:(518) 359-7800
Website:Visit Website
Alex M., Co-op Member
The Wild Center is not to be missed.

It is modern, attractive and a great mix of games and educational toys with live animals and exhibits. Small enough to not get lost and see in a day, big enough to want to come back for more days.

Don't miss the natural playground in the woods at the beginning of the hiking trail (not marked on the map.)

The cafe serves healthy food that is somewhat expensive but high quality.
Nancy R, Co-op Member
What a great afternoon at the Wild Center! Plan to spend a couple of hours inside the building. The exhibits are interactive and amazing. And, if you can stay another couple of hours plan to walk the trails. A new exhibit - the Sky Walk- is being planned for 2011. Visitors will be able to walk within the tree canopy. Oh, and if they don't mention it when you arrive, be sure to ask about the Junior Naturalist program where your child can earn a Wild Center patch by exploring the museum and answering questions. We did that after we had already been around the exhibits once and it brought our attention to many things we missed the first time.
Sally Gross, Co-op Member
Hi Homeschoolers,
I am the groups coordinator at The Wild Center.
We are open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March. CLOSED the month of April and open Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Memorial Day. We then are open 7 days a week until mid October.
We offer special rates for Homeschools: $4 per student, 1 free adult per family. All other adults are $8. We have fantastic educational programs that are available for purchase. You can check out our website or call me at 518-359-7800 x116. The Wild Center loves Homeschools!
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