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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The Nature Center and the Friends of the WNC Nature Center offer school-aged youth opportunities to learn about this area’s wildlife on site, off site, teen, and summer camp programs.


Our team of volunteers can be found prepping meals in the animal kitchen, building bookshelves, tabling at events, pouring drinks at fundraisers, assisting the Membership Office, and kidding around with the goats in the barnyard!


The WNC Nature Center helps protect the wildlife of the Southern Appalachians through collaborative programs to educate the public, conduct research, and support the protection of sensitive wildlife areas.

Young Naturalists explore the river


The Friends of the WNC Nature Center have partnered with several organizations to strategically amplify the Nature Center’s mission and vision.