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. 

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

Giveaways & Promotions

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

Double Your Donation!

Now through December 31, your gift of $100 will be matched by Weiler Woods for Wildlife up to $2,500!

You can give through Mountain Xpress Give!Local or at our website to double the impact of your donation!

Give & Get with Mountain Xpress' Give!Local

From now to December 31, you can support the WNC Nature Center through Mountain Xpress’ Give!Local website.

Your donation gives you great incentives from the Nature Center and Mountain Xpress!

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!

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!