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

Welcome to the WNC Nature Center! Reservations are not required, and tickets do not need to be purchased online in advance.

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Brews & Bears Summer Event Series

WNC Nature Center 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville

Brews and Bears is an after-hours summer event series where you can enjoy the WNC Nature Center in the evening with a beer or cider in hand. There are also food vendors and educational programming, along with popsicle enrichment for black bears Uno and Ursa! Brews & Bears happens the second Friday of the month […]

Endangered Species Day: ECO-CELL Kick Off

WNC Nature Center 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville

Endangered Species Day launches the WNC Nature Center’s ongoing partnership with ECO-CELL, an organization that recycles electronic devices to help protect crucial rainforest habitats. Starting May 20 through the end of the year, you can bring your old, broken, or bedazzled electronics to the Ticket Office at the Front Entrance of the WNC Nature Center and donate them to support conservation efforts.

WILD: Salamanders-A workshop for educators!

WNC Nature Center 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville

The Nature Center will be hosting an educator training course run by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission! 

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Brews & Bears Summer Event Series

WNC Nature Center 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville

Brews and Bears is an after-hours summer event series where you can enjoy the WNC Nature Center in the evening with a beer or cider in hand. There are also food vendors and educational programming, along with popsicle enrichment for black bears Uno and Ursa! Brews & Bears happens the second Friday of the month […]

World Ocean Day Celebration

On World Ocean Day, Nature Center staff and volunteers will be making a splash in the Swannanoa River by hosting a river clean up in the morning with community partner RiverLink.
The WNC Nature Center will also be hosting a BioBlitz that afternoon by the river for the whole family to enjoy!

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Brews & Bears Summer Event Series

WNC Nature Center 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville

Brews and Bears is an after-hours summer event series where you can enjoy the WNC Nature Center in the evening with a beer or cider in hand. There are also food vendors and educational programming, along with popsicle enrichment for black bears Uno and Ursa! Brews & Bears happens the second Friday of the month […]

Recurring

Brews & Bears Summer Event Series

WNC Nature Center 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville

Brews and Bears is an after-hours summer event series where you can enjoy the WNC Nature Center in the evening with a beer or cider in hand. There are also food vendors and educational programming, along with popsicle enrichment for black bears Uno and Ursa! Brews & Bears happens the second Friday of the month […]

Wild Walk: A Behind the Scenes Tour

WNC Nature Center 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville

See the WNC Nature Center like never before-Behind the scenes!

$35.00