ASHEVILLE, NC – The WNC Nature Center is getting a new look, digitally. The Asheville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department is launching a new website for the Nature Center, www.wncnaturecenter.com, that gives visitors information on hours and pricing, animals on exhibit, and educational and conservation programs. The website features of calendar of events, information on each of the Center’s 60 indigenous species, and online enrollment in programs and summer camps.
The website launch coincides with many changes happening at the Nature Center. In March, the Otter Falls exhibit was renovated and expanded. On April 30, the Nature Center will open a new cougar exhibit, featuring two juvenile cougars. The large felines are brothers who were abandoned in the wild.
Located on 42 acres, the WNC Nature Center is a living museum of plants and animals native to the Appalachian region, including black bears, gray and red wolves, bobcats, otters, and birds of prey. Its 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.
To visit the website, go to www.wncnaturecenter.com. For more information, contact Frank McGowan, Business Services Superintendent of the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department at 828-259-5811 or [email protected].
The WNC Nature Center is owned by the City of Asheville and operated by the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department.