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

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

Gift Card


Not sure what to give your favorite wildlife fan? Let them choose with a Friends of the Nature Center gift card!

To gift an amount other than the options listed, please email or call 828-259-8083.


These gift cards never expire and can be redeemed at the Gift Shop, to symbolically Adopt an Animal, for behind the scenes Wild Walk tours, and for Annual Memberships. They are a great option if you are unsure if your friends already have a membership.

Please Note: these paper gift cards are nonrefundable and CAN NOT be redeemed for ADMISSION TICKETS or for CASH.


Additional information


Winter Wolves, Hoppy Holidays, Jolly Bear, Fall Fox, Panda Claws


$10, $25, $50, $75, $100, $150, $200