Generally shy and reclusive animals, black bears avoid human contact and are not normally aggressive. Two black bears, Uno and Ursa, live at the Nature Center.
Please review the steps we’re taking to ensure a safe and enjoyable reopening for all our guests before visiting the WNC Nature Center.
Tickets & Hours
We are open 361 days a year. Admissions from 10am-3:30pm with the park closing at 4:30 pm.
(City of Asheville - $7.95*)
(City of Asheville - $6.95*)
(City of Asheville - $5.95*)
2 & Younger
Groups of 10 or more: Click here
All active duty and retired military receive free admission with ID.
*Asheville City residents receive discounted admission. The Nature Center is part of the City of Asheville’s Parks & Recreation Department, and Asheville residents’ tax dollars support the Nature Center’s operation.