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

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Construction is in progress around our barnyard area. During this time, our barnyard animals will be interacting with new habitats inside and outside of the barn and receiving daily enrichment. Please bear with us while we make improvements for our animals and guests!
Learn more about the project at wildwnc.org/gateway.

Critter Check Up: 11:30 am-12 pm

WNC Nature Center 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, United States

Your child can bring their favorite stuffed animal to the Nature Center for a check up with a veterinarian!

Free – $15.00

Critter Check Up: 12-12:30 pm

WNC Nature Center 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, United States

Your child can bring their favorite stuffed animal to the Nature Center for a check up with a veterinarian!

Free – $15.00

Critter Check Up: 12:30-1:00 pm

WNC Nature Center 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, United States

Your child can bring their favorite stuffed animal to the Nature Center for a check up with a veterinarian!

Free – $15.00

Painting with the Animals

WNC Nature Center 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, United States

Sign the whole family up for a step-by-step instruction painting of one of our box turtles at the WNC Nature Center!

$15.00 – $20.00

Blood Drive at the WNC Nature Center

The Blood Connection will set up a mobile unit at the WNC Nature Center parking lot on Saturday, February 24, from 10am - 3pm. Blood donors will get $40 in e-gift cards, plus a free guest pass to the Nature Center. As a bonus, the Friends of the WNC Nature Center will receive a $10 donation for each person who gives blood.

Wild Walk: A Behind the Scenes Tour

WNC Nature Center 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, United States

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

$35.00 – $40.00

Painting with Animals – SOLD OUT

WNC Nature Center 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, United States

Sign the whole family up for a step-by-step instruction painting of one of our Nature Center snakes!

Wild Walk: A Behind the Scenes Tour

WNC Nature Center 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, United States

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

$35.00 – $40.00

Running of the Goats 5k & Nature Walk

WNC Nature Center 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, United States

Run wild with the WNC Nature Center while supporting the animals you love!