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

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Young Naturalist

An Un-FROG-gettable Summer!

August 12 is International Youth Day, which is the perfect time to highlight one of our most popular summer teen volunteer programs at the WNC Nature Center! Alayna Schmidt, Teen

Spring has Sprung!

April is the time of year when spring begins to reveal itself. Many of the animals at the WNC Nature Center have birthdays this month, including our gray wolves, coyotes,

Meet New Red Foxes Samson and Bonita

February 11 was a dreary, drizzly day for most, but at the WNC Nature Center, high spirits couldn’t be dampened. New red foxes Samson and Bonita were able to enter