Effective August 11, 2021, masks are required in all City of Asheville buildings.
As a park within the City of Asheville, the WNC Nature Center will require masks for visitors ages five and older in all indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
Become a “Wild Parent” or give an Adopt-an-Animal package as a gift! You gain a special friend while lending support to the Nature Center.
The Adopt-an-Animal program raises funds for habitat improvement, environmental enrichment and education. Animal adoptions have helped provide major renovations to the cougar, bobcat and gray wolf habitats.
See an animal you want to adopt who’s not on our list? Email email@example.com to make your special request!
Each symbolic adoption is good for one year and includes an invitation to our Wild Parents’ Day, which occurs twice a year in March and September. During Wild Parents’ Day, you’ll get the chance to meet an animal ambassador, create enrichments for some of our adopted animals, and walk around the wildlife park to see them enjoy your creations! Wild Parents will receive an email invite the month before the event, and space is limited.