Cayuga Nature Center

1420 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY (Directions)

Located on 120 acres of land overlooking Cayuga Lake, the Cayuga Nature Center cultivates awareness, appreciation, and responsibility for the natural world.

View live animals in outdoor and indoor exhibits.

Climb TreeTops, our six-story tree house and get a bird’s-eye view of the forest canopy.

See exhibits on the ecology of the Cayuga Basinin our historic Lodge.

Visit the Butterfly Garden in summer to see monarchs, swallowtails, and more.

 

Daisy the Fox

Cayuga Nature Center

 

Join a citizen science project in Our Changing Climate.

Sign the kids up for School’s Out or Summer Camp!

The Nature Center grounds are open to the public during regular Nature Center hours. Enjoy miles of trails along gorges and streams, surrounded by native habitat.

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Hours

Regular Hours (Memorial Day through Columbus Day) Daily: 10am - 5pm

Winter Hours (Columbus Day through Memorial Day) Daily: 10am - 4pm

 

Holiday Hours

The Nature Center is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. We close at 2pm on New Year's Eve.

 

Admission

Individual Admission Rates

Adult $5

Senior (65+) $4

College Student (with ID) $4

Youth (4-17) $3

Child (3 and under) Free

Members Free

EBT cardholders $1

 

 

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We are proud members of:

Ithaca’s Discovery Trail                Blue Star Museums

 

Cayuga Nature Center is an educational venue of the Paleontological Research Institution.

When in Ithaca, be sure to also visit our other educational venues: Museum of the Earth and Smith Woods.

Cayuga Nature Center