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It's time to rediscover our backyard. Here's what you need to know before your visit:

  • Timed ticket reservations are required before your arrival
  • Please be prepared to show this receipt and identification to Wild Center staff upon arrival.
  • Prepare for an outdoor adventure only. All indoor exhibits and amenities (except restrooms) are closed. Composting restrooms and hand-washing stations are located throughout our outdoor campus.
  • For everyone's safety, please follow six foot social distancing from other visitors on Wild Walk, Trails and in the parking lot at all times
  • Per New York State guidelines, face coverings are required
  • We invite you to bring a picnic or tailgate lunch.
  • Please use cashless payment options including debit or credit cards.
  • While we all love our pets, dogs are not allowed on Wild Walk, or on our trail system during open hours. 

For more detailed information, including Frequently Ask Questions, please visit wildcenter.org/visit

Please note that The Wild Center does not refund unused reservations or provide rain checks due to weather.



These are challenging times. We are so glad that you are well. The Wild Center welcomes visitors from all backgrounds and has worked hard to make your time here a respite. We hope you enjoy who and what’s around you safely. To support positive visits, the Center expects the following from all Visitors:

  • Respect others. Be courteous to those around you in word and deed.
  • Wear a face covering during your visit. Data has proven, this is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in public spaces. 
  • Assume good intentions. Should a conflict arise please do not touch or verbally interact with other visitors - child or adult. If you need assistance, ask a Wild Center staff member.
  • Maintain a safe physical distance. You must maintain at least 6 feet between your group and the next visitor. We have limited the number of visits today to give you a safe experience. Please do not crowd or rush other visitors during your tour, and please do not linger too long holding up the groups behind you. Group size will be limited to no more than 10 per New York State regulations until further notice.

And if you start to feel ill during your visit, please alert staff and leave without delay.



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