The Wild Center

View of The Wild Center sitting across a shimmering body of water
View of The Wild Center sitting across a shimmering body of water
People crossing a suspended metal walkway between large wooden structures at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake NY
People crossing a suspended metal walkway between large wooden structures at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake NY
The Wild Center's porcupine perched on a split log eats corn on the cob
The Wild Center's porcupine perched on a split log eats corn on the cob
Closeup of one of the live otters swimming at The Wild Center
Closeup of one of the live otters swimming at The Wild Center
A family gazes out at the water from a large waterside structure
A family gazes out at the water from a large waterside structure
Dozens of children playing on the outdoor spiderweb exhibit
Dozens of children playing on the outdoor spiderweb exhibit
Aerial view of the portion of The Wild Walk including the famed Eagle's Nest
Aerial view of the portion of The Wild Walk including the famed Eagle's Nest
A man who uses a wheelchair stops along The Wild Walk to read a plaque
A man who uses a wheelchair stops along The Wild Walk to read a plaque

Info

45 Museum Drive
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
  • info@wildcenter.org

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.

Accessible Amenities

Blind/Low Vision
  • Blind/Low Vision Accommodations: 
  • Signage:Partial
  • Staff Orientation to Venue: Yes
Deaf/Hearing Loss
  • Deaf/Hearing Loss Accommodations: 
  • ASL Interpreter:Yes
General
  • Accessible Amenities: 
  • Accessible Car Parking Onsite: Yes
  • Accessible Van Parking Onsite: Yes
  • Assistive Equipment: Yes
  • Unisex/Companion Bathroom: Yes
  • Disability Discount: Yes
  • Companion Discount: Yes
  • Service Animal Relief: Yes
Mobility/Wheelchair Access
  • Mobility/Wheelchair Access Accommodations: 
  • Accessible Bathroom: Yes
  • Accessible Entrance: Yes
  • Accessible Route: Yes
  • Low Service Counter or Window: Yes

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Accessibility Info

General
  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Accessible Van Parking
  • Assistive Equipment
  • Disability Discount
  • Campanion Discount
  • Service Animal Relief Area
Deaf/Hearing Loss
  • Deaf/Hearing Loss Accomodations
  • ASL Interpreter Available
Mobility
  • Accessible Entrance
  • Accessible Route
  • Low Service Counter
  • Accessible Outdoor Seating
  • Accessible Indoor Seating
  • Accessible Ground Floor Rooms
  • Accessible Public Restroom
  • Accessible Theater Seating
Blind/Low Vision
  • Signage
    Partial
  • Staff Orientation Available
Cognitive
  • Staff Orientation Available
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