UPDATE: The WNC Nature Center has been working diligently to prepare for a safe reopening that follows CDC, State, and local guidelines. From September 28 to October 4, there will be a members-only week for Friends of the WNC Nature Center. We will reopen to the general public on Monday, October 5. Learn more here.

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

Animal Masks for Conservation


Support conservation and show off your wild side with these individually packaged, double-layer cotton masks with elastic ear loops and a filter pocket



These high-quality reusable masks are made of an anti-microbial and water repellent polyester cotton outer layer and 100% cotton anti-microbial inter layer. Each mask contains a pocket for adding a third filter layer (not included). Masks are the size of standard youth and adult surgical masks.

ADULT: 7-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ folded; 7-1/4″ x 6-3/4″ unfolded

YOUTH: 5-1/4″ x 3″ folded; 5-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ unfolded

For every mask purchased, Wildlife Artists donates 50¢ to conservation groups. As always, your purchase from the Friends of the WNC Nature Center supports education, conservation, and recreation here in Southern Appalachia.

Additional information


Adult, Youth


Black Bear, Cougar, Red Panda, River Otter, Wolf