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.
Give a gift of membership, and let your friends and family enjoy a whole year of adventure at the WNC Nature Center! Perfect for families on your list, membership includes admission, discounts at our Gift Shop, and discounted or free admission to more than 450 zoos, aquariums, and science centers nationwide!
Orders placed by December 15 will be mailed USPS by December 17.
From now to December 31, you can support the WNC Nature Center through Mountain Xpress’ Give!Local website. Your donation gets your perks from the Nature Center and Mountain Xpress, and your gift of $100 or more will be matched by Weiler Woods for Wildlife up to $2,500!
There are some awesome incentives for giving through Give!Local:
We’re excited to share our next project, coming in 2022! The WNC Nature Center will be adding a permanent butterfly exhibit, complete with pollinator gardens and an immersive experience for guests!
The Friends of the WNC Nature Center (Tax ID: 23-7412910) has supported the Nature Center since 1974. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit raises funds through donations, memberships, events, and Gift Shop sales. The Friends also provide outreach education, volunteer coordination, and marketing. Your donation directly supports the Nature Center!