Open 361 Days a Year: Admissions 10:00am – 3:30pm; park closes at 4:30pm

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Construction is in progress around our barn. During this time, our barnyard animals will be interacting with new habitats inside and outside of the barn and receiving daily enrichment. Please bear with us while we make improvements for our animals and guests!
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Giveaways & Promotions

Check back often to see new promotions and giveaways from the WNC Nature Center!

Special Asheville Hotel Deal

Our friends at Country Inn & Suites Westgate are offering a deal that includes breakfast, free parking, and two passes to the Nature Center!

Simply call the hotel front desk (828-772-3188) and ask for the Wild WNC Zoo deal!

Visit Asheville Again On Us!

Did you visit the Nature Center while staying overnight in Asheville?

Take a simple survey and be entered into a quarterly drawing to win a two-night stay at an Asheville hotel!

Monthly Member Giveaways

Our e-newsletters feature a free giveaway each month to Friends of the WNC Nature Center members!

Giveaways include local gift cards, guest passes, and event tickets!

Buying or Selling a Home?

If you work with David Rodgers of Appalachian Realty Associates to buy or sell your home, he'll donate $500 in your honor to support the Friends of the WNC Nature Center. PLUS, you'll receive a Friends membership of your choosing to enjoy!

You can reach David at 828-545-9571 or