Photo from the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks (aka Wild Center) in Tupper Lake,NY. photo credit: Nancie Battaglia/Wild Center

Tupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center, currently open Friday through Sunday from 10 A.M. until 5 P.M., is offering free admission to all federal employees and their families through January 31st, supporting them during the government shutdown.

Free admission is offered regardless of whether federal workers have been furloughed or are otherwise affected. Workers will need to show their ID at the Admissions Desk upon entry.

“We’re hoping to offer some respite for people and give them an opportunity for them and their families to visit and make some happy memories when they would otherwise be working,” says Wild Center Executive Director Stephanie Ratcliffe.

Now is the perfect time to experience The Wild Center. All visitors are welcome to a free snowshoe rental to hit the trails and explore on their own or on a guided naturalist walk. Relax inside with The Wild Center’s river otters. See a featured film or enjoy a warm beverage as you explore the exhibits and see an Adirondack animal up close during an animal encounter.