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 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

Therapeutic Culinary Herbs with Brigitte Mars

Join Wild Bear as we once again welcome renowned Herbalist Brigitte Mars to explore the ancient uses and scientific research on basil, turmeric, thyme, cinnamon, ginger and all those spices we love to use that can do so much more than just flavor food!