UPDATE:  As of July 1, 2020, until further notice, the WNC Nature Center remains temporarily closed to the public. The Nature Center is working closely with local officials to develop a plan to safely reopen. This will most likely take place during Phase 3 of North Carolina’s Stay Safe COVID-19 order. We anticipate opening during the month of September and will update the website and our social media platforms as soon as a date is confirmed.

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Junior Wild Walk Education

Junior Wild Walk: Behind the Scenes for Kids! – August 15, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Due to our temporary closure, tickets are not currently for sale.

Are you and your child interested in seeing the Nature Center like never before?  Join us on a Junior Wild Walk:  A Behind the Scenes Tour for Kids!

Junior Wild Walk participants will get to have a close up encounter with an animal, check out how meals are made, and even get to help feed an animal!  There’s no other opportunity like this at the Nature Center.  Don’t miss out on this amazing experience with some of your favorite wildlife!  While this tour is geared towards younger children, adults will still enjoy this experience as well.  All children must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian.

Please Note

  • Tour areas are subject to change depending on animal availability, weather, and other circumstances.
  • Preregistration and prepayment is required to reserve one of the limited spaces.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is recommended for young children.
  • The tour will be held rain or shine; please come prepared to do a bit of walking outdoors in whatever the weather may be (raincoats and umbrellas are welcome!).
  • Photographs are not allowed in behind-the-scenes areas.
  • Cancellations must be made one week prior.  If cancelling less than a week in advance, no refund will be issued.

Tour lasts from 12 pm to 1 pm.

Register online, in person at the Friends office, or by calling 828-259-8091.  Spaces are limited, so sign up soon!  Junior Wild Walk tickets also include admission into the Nature Center for the day.

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