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Western North Carolina Nature Center
75 Gashes Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 298-5600
(828) 298-2644 (fax)
Park Description
The WNC Nature Center is a living museum of plants and animals native to the Appalachian region whose purpose is to increase public awareness and understanding of all aspects of the natural environment of Western North Carolina through hands-on and sensory experiences. The Nature Center offers many exciting and worthwhile programs. During the summer we open our gates to children taking part in the summer camp series which includes the Native American Camp, Reptiles and Amphibians, Arts and Crafts, Pioneer Living, and Beetles and Butterflies. Also, educational programs such as Frogs and Tadpoles, Nature at Night, the World Underground, Dairy Delight, Wildlife Tour, Snakes and Turtles, Amateur Naturalist, and Trees in Winter, offer a multitude of learning opportunities about the rich heritage of the Southern Appalachian Region. Additionally, the WNC Nature Center is one of only 28 facilities in the country participating in the red wolf re-introduction program.

ADMISSION Adults - Asheville City Residents - $5, Other - $7 Seniors - Asheville City Residents - $4, Other - $6 (65&over) Youth - $3 (3-15) 2 and younger free. (No individual under 16 years of age is allowed on the grounds without an accompanying adult)

Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Seven Days A Week, Admission till 4:30

CLOSED: Thanksgiving & day after December 24, 25, 26 New Year's Day Martin L. King Day

Fees: There are entry fees for this park
Metro Region: Asheville, NC
Park Management: City

Benches   Handicap Accessible   Nature Reserve   Open Space   Parking   Picnic Tables   Restrooms   Trails, Paved   Water Fountain   Wildlife Viewing