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.

Open 361 Days a Year: 10:00am – 5:00pm, last entry 4:30pm

Giveaways & Promotions

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

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!

Free Shipping with Shirt Purchase

Purchase a limited edition 2020 American Red Wolf shirt from our online Gift Shop and get free USPS priority shipping - just choose the option at checkout!

Proceeds from shirt sales support the Friends of the WNC Nature Center!

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!

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!

Enter the code "Nature" to get the special rate!