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

Gift Certificate


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

To gift an amount other than the options listed, please email retail@wildwnc.org or call 828-259-8092.



Gift Certificates from the Friends of the WNC Nature Center can be redeemed for Annual Memberships, at the Gift Shop, to symbolically Adopt an Animal, and for behind the scenes Wild Walk tours. They are a great option if you want to gift a membership for a future date or if you are unsure if your friends already have a membership.

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

Additional information


$10, $25 (Adopt I), $39 (Individual Membership), $50 (Adopt II), $59 (Dual Membership), $75, $89 (Family Membership), $100 (Adopt III), $119 (Family Plus Membership), $200