Tupper Lake Wild Center offering free admission to gov't employees during shutdown
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 5:25 pm

TUPPER LAKE -- 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 Jan. 31, 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,” Wild Center executive director Stephanie Ratcliffe said in an announcement.

All visitors are welcome to a free snowshoe rental to hit the trails and explore on their own or on a guided naturalist walk. People can also see the center’s river otters inside. They can also see a featured film or enjoy a warm beverage while looking at exhibits, and see an Adirondack animal up close during an animal encounter, the release said.