Open 361 Days a Year: Admissions 10:00am Р3:30pm; park closes at 4:30pm

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Reservations are not required, and tickets do not need to be purchased online in advance.

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