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Red Pandas exhibit now open at WNC Nature Center

Red Pandas exhibit now open at WNC Nature Center

   The City of Asheville is excited to announce that the WNC Nature Center’s new red panda exhibit opened to the public at noon on Valentine’s Day, February 14. The event included a ceremonial ribbon cutting and the introduction of our new resident pandas, Leafa (pictured) and Phoenix.   The red pandas arrived at the

2019 City of Asheville initiatives: What to look for in the new year

2019 City of Asheville initiatives: What to look for in the new year

With a new year comes new programs, facility improvements and projects to improve our community. Here’s a look ahead at Asheville City government initiatives in 2019.     Red Pandas exhibit to open Two cute red pandas will take up residence at the WNC Nature Center this year. The new red panda exhibit will open


WNC Nature Center Red Panda Exhibit to open Feb. 14

WNC Nature Center Red Panda Exhibit to open Feb. 14

The City of Asheville is excited to announce that the WNC Nature Center’s new red panda exhibit will open to the public on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2019 and includes the introduction of our new resident pandas, Leafa (pictured above) and Phoenix.   The red pandas arrived at the Nature Center in November, have passed

City of Asheville offices close for Thanksgiving holiday

City of Asheville offices close for Thanksgiving holiday

ART bus service suspended on Thanksgiving Day as well   Asheville City government offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is a roundup of City service holiday schedules.   ART bus service ART bus service will be suspended Nov. 22, in observance of the

WNC Nature Center to dedicate front entrance

WNC Nature Center to dedicate front entrance

The WNC Nature Center welcomes the public to a short dedication event for the Center’s new front entrance, completed in September.  The dedication will take place at noon Nov. 1 (Thursday). Representatives from the City of Asheville, Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, WNC Nature Center, and Friends of the WNC Nature Center will be present.


Howl-o-Ween comes to WNC Nature Center

Howl-o-Ween comes to WNC Nature Center

On Saturday, October 27 the WNC Nature Center will host their annual Howl-O-Ween event from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The event features games, crafts, special animal education moments, food vendors and two costume contests.   Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in costume and to take part in one of the two children’s costume

WNC Nature Center’s Education Program recognized with national award

WNC Nature Center’s Education Program recognized with national award

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that the Western North Carolina Nature Center has been recognized with AZA’s 2018 Education Award for significant achievement in the “Expanding Impact through Targeted Low Income Outreach Education” program. The WNC Nature Center received this national award during AZA’s September conference in Seattle.   The AZA Education Award

WNC Nature Center cougar passes away

WNC Nature Center cougar passes away

  ASHEVILLE – It is with great sadness that the WNC Nature Center announces the passing of one of its most well-known and cherished residents.   Pisgah, an 8-year-old Western cougar, passed away on Thursday morning (Sept. 27) after a period of declining health.  Diagnosed with kidney failure several years ago, the disease had recently


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