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Plan Your Visit

Meet a salamander, explore the forest, and let your imagination run wild at our nature center or Mud Lake preserve.

Wild Ideas

Explore Wild Bear’s educational resources and discover the magic of nature!

Get Wild

Connect with nature and community through one of our children, adult or family programs.

Specializing in mountain ecology, Wild Bear welcomes our visitors to its hands-on nature center and provides year-round educational programs for people of all ages.

Now, more than ever, we need nature—and nature needs us.


It’s easy to feel disconnected in our hyper-connected world. Wild Bear is all about helping people connect with nature and each other.


Make a fairy house, find a fossil, learn a new bird call … we believe you are never too young or too old to delight in nature.


Connecting people to nature is a vital step in conserving wild places and addressing the climate crisis.

Featured Event

Survival Skills #2: Deepening Connections

Join Wild Bear as we team up with Owl Eyes Wilderness Survival to host a series of workshops to gain valuable skills for our adventures in the wild. These survival classes are designed to help you go deeper into your skills over time. As the classes progress, the skills become more connective and go off of the previous skills you have learned. The majority of the classes will be hosted outdoors whenever possible and weather permitting, bundle up and get prepared to enter the wild with greater confidence and new tools for your adventures.