About TWC

Meet The Wild Center, an innovative museum and environmental education center that’s helping humans and nature coexist.

People and the natural world can thrive—together.

At The Wild Center, we believe that science can help us build a world where humans and nature can thrive—and that includes tackling the challenges of climate change. We invite you to learn more about our museum and make plans to visit us in-person.

Our Mission

Our mission is to ignite an enduring passion for the Adirondacks where people and nature can thrive together and offer an example for the world.

Our Campus

Located on 115 pristine acres that border the Raquette River oxbow, visitors can walk woodland trails, head to the river to canoe with a guide, explore Wild Walk, or discover the magic of the Pines Play Area, a wild playground in the forest where children can connect to their inner Huck Finn.

Indoors, there's 54,000 square feet of exhibits, panoramic movie theater, Planet Adirondack, not to mention a myriad fish, turtles, otters and other animal and plant species.

The Wild Center is also the first LEED-certified museum in New York. Learn more about how the Center is a demonstration of green building design.

Contact Us

For General Questions & Information

By Telephone
(518) 359-7800

7 days a week,
10 AM – 5 PM

By Mail
The Wild Center
45 Museum Drive
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

For information on The Wild Center's Youth Climate Program, contact Jen Kretser, Director of Climate Initiatives at (518) 359-7800 x138 or jkretser@wildcenter.org.

For media inquiries, press photos or b-roll footage, contact Nick Gunn, Marketing Director at (518) 359-7800 x121 or ngunn@wildcenter.org