Lab Events

Planning a Visit

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
1-800-843-BIRD (1-800-843-2473)
clo_events@cornell.edu

Reservations requested for groups of 10 or more. Click here

The Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary is open every day, dawn to dusk.

For store hours for Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods, click here.

Visitor Center Hours

Monday–Thursday: 8:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
Friday: 8:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Saturday: 9:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Sunday: 11:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M. April-December
Sunday: Closed January-March
Hours may change due to special events. We are closed on some holidays.

Holiday Hours

Closed Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving Day.

Closed from 4:00 P.M. on Christmas Eve through January 3.

Open 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and the day after Thanksgiving.

Adelson Library Hours

Monday-Friday: 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Where to Stay

The following hotels offer special reduced rates for Lab visitors. This rate is based on availability and subject to change. Free shuttle service is available to and from the Cornell Lab, please contact the hotel for more information on their shuttle service.
Courtyard by Marriott: 607-330-1000
Fairfield Inn and Suites Marriott: 607-277-1000
Best Western University Inn: 607-272-6100

Admission is free. We appreciate donations and member support to help with trail maintenance and local outreach programs.

Listen to Great Talks

You can watch any of our past livestreamed seminars via our video seminar archive.

Free Guided Tours of the Lab and Trails

Spring 2016 tour schedule: 

Mondays 2:30 p.m. – Lab Tour 

Fridays 2:30 p.m. – Lab Tour

Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – eBird or Merlin Bird ID Tour

Saturdays 12 – Lab Tour

See specific calendar date for tour descriptions under the "Special Events" link below.

(Note: No tours scheduled on February 15, and March 26 through April 3.)

Tours will start inside the main entrance of the Visitor Center and last approximately 45 minutes. Groups of 10 or more need to call (607) 254-2473 in advance to reserve. Tour days, times, and topics may vary so please check in with a staff member at the Visitor Center upon arrival to confirm.

NEW
At the top of every hour we will be showing the film “Inside the Lab” in the auditorium. This nine minute video narrated by Lab director John Fitzpatrick, introduces you to the Lab’s goals, projects, and people. Film showings may vary due to special events so please check in at the front desk upon arrival. If you are travelling with a group of 10 or more and have prearranged your visit, custom showings of other films can be coordinated in conjunction with our normal screening schedule.  

Monday, February 08, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Friday, February 12, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Saturday, February 13, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

eBird/Merlin Trail Walk

Take in the beauty and the birds of Sapsucker Woods as you learn the basics of contributing to eBird or how to identify more birds with the free Merlin app. Meet inside the main entrance of the Visitor Center. Trail walks last about 45 minutes and are weather dependent.
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Saturday, February 13, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Friday, February 19, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

eBird/Merlin Trail Walk

Take in the beauty and the birds of Sapsucker Woods as you learn the basics of contributing to eBird or how to identify more birds with the free Merlin app. Meet inside the main entrance of the Visitor Center. Trail walks last about 45 minutes and are weather dependent.

 ...expand entry

Saturday, February 20, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Monday, February 22, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Friday, February 26, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

eBird/Merlin Trail Walk

Take in the beauty and the birds of Sapsucker Woods as you learn the basics of contributing to eBird or how to identify more birds with the free Merlin app. Meet inside the main entrance of the Visitor Center. Trail walks last about 45 minutes and are weather dependent.

 ...expand entry

Saturday, February 27, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Monday, February 29, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Friday, March 04, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Saturday, March 05, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

eBird/Merlin Trail Walk

Take in the beauty and the birds of Sapsucker Woods as you learn the basics of contributing to eBird or how to identify more birds with the free Merlin app. Meet inside the main entrance of the Visitor Center. Trail walks last about 45 minutes and are weather dependent.

 ...expand entry

Saturday, March 05, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Monday, March 07, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Friday, March 11, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Saturday, March 12, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

eBird/Merlin Trail Walk

Take in the beauty and the birds of Sapsucker Woods as you learn the basics of contributing to eBird or how to identify more birds with the free Merlin app. Meet inside the main entrance of the Visitor Center. Trail walks last about 45 minutes and are weather dependent.

 ...expand entry

Saturday, March 12, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Monday, March 14, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Friday, March 18, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

eBird/Merlin Trail Walk

Take in the beauty and the birds of Sapsucker Woods as you learn the basics of contributing to eBird or how to identify more birds with the free Merlin app. Meet inside the main entrance of the Visitor Center. Trail walks last about 45 minutes and are weather dependent.
 ...expand entry

Saturday, March 19, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Monday, March 21, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Friday, March 25, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Monday, April 04, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided LabTour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Friday, April 08, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Saturday, April 09, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

eBird/Merlin Trail Walk

Take in the beauty and the birds of Sapsucker Woods as you learn the basics of contributing to eBird or how to identify more birds with the free Merlin app. Meet inside the main entrance of the Visitor Center. Trail walks last about 45 minutes and are weather dependent.

 ...expand entry

Saturday, April 09, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Monday, April 11, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Friday, April 15, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Saturday, April 16, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

eBird/Merlin Trail Walk

Take in the beauty and the birds of Sapsucker Woods as you learn the basics of contributing to eBird or how to identify more birds with the free Merlin app. Meet inside the main entrance of the Visitor Center. Trail walks last about 45 minutes and are weather dependent.

 ...expand entry

Saturday, April 16, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Monday, April 18, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Friday, April 22, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

eBird/Merlin Trail Walk

Take in the beauty and the birds of Sapsucker Woods as you learn the basics of contributing to eBird or how to identify more birds with the free Merlin app. Meet inside the main entrance of the Visitor Center. Trail walks last about 45 minutes and are weather dependent.
 ...expand entry

Saturday, April 23, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Monday, April 25, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Friday, April 29, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Saturday, April 30, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

eBird/Merlin Trail Walk

Take in the beauty and the birds of Sapsucker Woods as you learn the basics of contributing to eBird or how to identify more birds with the free Merlin app. Meet inside the main entrance of the Visitor Center. Trail walks last about 45 minutes and are weather dependent.

 ...expand entry

Saturday, April 30, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Monday, May 02, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Friday, May 06, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Saturday, May 07, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

eBird/Merlin Trail Walk

Take in the beauty and the birds of Sapsucker Woods as you learn the basics of contributing to eBird or how to identify more birds with the free Merlin app. Meet inside the main entrance of the Visitor Center. Trail walks last about 45 minutes and are weather dependent.
 ...expand entry

Saturday, May 07, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

Monday, May 09, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Guided Lab Tour

Learn about the history and work of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as you are guided behind the scenes for an inside look at this 100-year-old institution.

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