The Cayuga Nature Center is a public venue for environmental
and outdoor education of the Paleontological Research Institution.
Please CLICK HERE for the most up-to-date list of events, programs, and activities happening at the Nature Center and the Museum.
Night Hikes | First Friday of the month at 7pm
Hike our wooded trails under the big sky of our back fields or around our ponds. Find out who is awake and stirring under the moonlight. No need to bring a flashlight—you'll be surprised how much you see without one! Please call ahead for availability.
Animal Feeding | Saturdays at noon
Check out our many animals! We feed our snakes, turtles, birds, fish and mammals. Our staff of animal specialists will be available to answer your questions. General admission fees apply.
Discovery Sundays | Second Sunday of the month at 1pm
Join us on the second Sunday of each month for a family-friendly program on a nature-themed topic.
Cayuga Nature Center grounds are open dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Labor Day through Memorial Day
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm, Closed Mondays
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
$3 Adults (18+)
$2 Seniors (65+)
$2 Students (with a valid student ID)
$1 Children (ages 4 - 17)
Free - Members and children ages 3 and under
Directions to the Cayuga Nature Center
1420 Taughannock Boulevard
Ithaca, NY 14850
From Syracuse / Cortland:
Take Route 13 South into downtown Ithaca. Turn right onto Buffalo Street, and then make a right onto Route 89 North (Taughannock Blvd). Travel six miles, and we are on the left.
From Elmira Area:
Download a PDF of our Trail Map.