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


2019 Shirt Asheville Skyline in Bear Paw


The 2019 annual shirt features the distinctive architecture of Asheville’s skyline set in the distinctive pawprint of, arguable, our most famous wildlife, the black bear.



Show your Nature Center and Asheville pride in these 100% cotton soft-style t-shirts no matter the weather.

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XSmall, Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, 2XLarge, 3XLarge


Ladies Cut Azalea Pink, Ladies Cut Dark Grey, Ladies Cut Royal Blue, Unisex Cut Berry Pink, Unisex Cut Purple