Admission Tickets

Get your tickets at home or on your mobile. 

Online tickets are sent to your email address - so just bring them up on your phone or tablet as you come in (or have a printed version) and save a little time. Your ticket covers all experiences at The Wild Center except canoe & SUP trips, and back of house tours, which are sold separately. Tickets are good for two consecutive days and can be applied towards a membership. 

Adults 18-64  $17

Youth 5-17     $10

Seniors 65+   $15

(Age 4 and under are free.)

Tickets are good 365 days from purchase.


APO Lecture

Sensory Exploration Walk



Perfect Pictures Everytime Photo Workshop with Carl Heilman

This comprehensive 'Perfect Pictures Every Time' Photo Workshop for beginning and intermediate photographers features instruction on many facets of digital and film photography including - camera basics, digital camera features and menus, RAW files, digital workflow, lenses, depth of field, composition, lighting, and various photo techniques. This full 8 hour day features about 4 hours of instruction, Q & A, and working with the cameras at The Wild Center - followed by several hours of photography at nearby photo locations practicing camera techniques and photography principles.


This nature photography workshop is rated EASY - all of the photography will be reasonably close to the road, with minimal walking over rough or rocky terrain, with short hikes up to about one half mile.


Carl brings almost 40 years of photo experience and enthusiasm for many different aspects of photography to each workshop. A maximum of 8 participants, allows plenty of opportunities for individual interaction throughout the day on the different photo shoots.

The workshop fee includes all instruction and any handouts - but does not include lodging or additional meals. Please bring along whatever you would like for food and drink through the day. The workshop begins in the conference room at The Wild Center. We will carpool as needed to photo locations. Cost: $150 for Wild Center members, $175 for non-members

Fall Foliage Photography with Carl Heilman

Spend a day photographing the west central Adirondacks during the peak of fall color in the area, with Carl Heilman as your guide and instructor. After meeting briefly at The Wild Center for an introduction and to answer some initial questions, the rest of the day will be spent visiting and photographing at several different photo destinations along the roadways, lakes, and waterways within a reasonable distance of The Wild Center. Photographer, Carl Heilman, has been photographing the Adirondacks since the mid 1970's and has been working with digital image files since 1997. He has led photo workshops since the early 1990's and has been presenting photography workshops in Brant Lake since 1997 through Wild Visions, Inc. His coffee table books on the Adirondacks, Lake George, New York State, and Maine have been published by Rizzoli, Voyageur Press, and North Country Books. His AV programs have aired on regional PBS stations, and he was interviewed for the May 2008 national PBS special, 'The Adirondacks'. His photo techniques book, The Landscape Photography Field Guide (2011 Focal Press), is a comprehensive handbook about landscape photography techniques. Photographing the Adirondacks (2013 Countryman Press), is a regional guidebook to more than 200 photo locations throughout the Adirondack Park. The photo tour begins at The Wild Center for a quick introduction and space is limited to 8 participants. The cost of each is $150 for members, $175 for non-members.

Animal Tracking


Maple Pancake Breakfast

Come have breakfast at The Wild Center to celebrate the sweet season of maple sugaring. Join us for pancakes, sausage, hot and cold beverages, and local maple syrup, followed by a fun day of maple-themed programs and activities. Tour our on-site sugar shack to learn about our Community Maple Project and get a taste of our freshly made syrup. Breakfast will be served in the Waterside Cafe beginning at 8:30 am and will end promptly at 10:30 am.


Halfway Habitat


Public Back of House Registration


Behind the Scenes Tours can accommodate up to twelve guests; pre-register online here or by calling (518) 359-7800. Guests under 18 years old need to be accompanied by an adult. Please check in at the admission desk when you arrive.

If you require special arrangements, contact The Wild Center at or call (518) 359-7800.

Please take note of the date you are registering for and select Other dates ... if this is not the date you need.



Learn 10 Trees: Identifying Adirondack Trees

Night Owls - A Wine Painting Party

Join The Wild Center this winter to relax and ​​explore your artistic talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks.  Take a closer look into the Adirondacks during this fun watercolor workshop where you will create an original watercolor.  Instructors will teach you watercolor techniques and guide you through the process with step by step demonstrations. Enjoy a complimentary drink (additional drinks may be purchased), local hors d'oeuvres, and laughs! Space is limited so please register soon. No artistic ​background is necessary and all materials are included. Must be at least 21 years old to register.


Forest Bathing

You already enjoy being in nature. Discover how Forest Bathing can make your experience richer, deeper and fuller. Let us take you on a relaxing one hour eco-trip, and invite you, through a series of brief ever-changing activities, to open yourself to all the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an Adirondack forest. Let yourself be guided through a deep sensory immersion.

Forest Bathing, also called Shinrin-Yoku, originated in Japan in the early 1980s, in an effort to promote greater health among the mainly urban Japanese population. More than two decades of research studies in Japan, the US and abroad have found that Forest Bathing can lower blood pressure and heart rate, boost our immune system as well as reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Certified Forest Therapy Guide Helene Gibbens will lead you on this relaxing and rejuvenating journey. Take a pause from your busy life and reconnect with yourself and with the natural world.More information about Forest Bathing and Helene can be found at


Non-members: $40 adult, $35 youth

Members: $30 adult, $25 youth

Yoga on WW

Start your day with yoga and mindfulness with exclusive access to Wild Walk, our pathway through the forest canopy. You will be guided to open your senses more fully so you can experience the joy of moving your body in simple stretches, with conscious breathing, immersed in nature. Embark on a relaxing and rejuvenating journey from a unique vantage point into the natural world.  Please bring a mat, towel, and any refreshments you need.

Led by yoga teacher and Forest Therapy Guide Helene Gibbens, E-RYT500

Featured Farmer

Winter Landscapes and Ice Castles with Carl Heilman

Contra Dance

Paddle Making with Caleb Davis

In this one day workshop led by craftsman Caleb Davis, participants will use hand-tools to make their own paddle. Choose from a single blade, double blade, or SUP. Participants will leave with a shaped paddle; finishing to be completed at home.

Note: this is a physically demanding workshop.

Please Indicate which kind of paddle you would like to make when registering.

Adirondack Student Film Festival

Family Science Day