Lab Events

Planning a Visit

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

Reservations requested for groups of 10 or more. Click here

Due to final work on the mural, “From So Simple a Beginning,” there will be limited access to the Louis Agassiz Fuertes Room and Auditorium from August through December 31, 2015. We apologize for the inconvenience. For additional information on the project and artist please visit please visit the mural website.

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 4.

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.

Watch Selected Seminars Online

Watch Live: Monday, September 14, at 7:30 p.m.

To Interpret and Conserve: After 100 Years, What Has the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Come to Mean?

As part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s centennial celebration, the Lab’s director, John Fitzpatrick, will explore what has changed, what has flourished, and what’s to come within the unique Lab founded by Arthur Allen and colleagues in 1915. This presentation is hosted by the Cayuga Bird Club and everyone is well to attend.

Bookmark this web page to watch live seminars and sign up for alerts about upcoming presentations.

You can watch any of our past livestreamed seminars via the free video seminar archive on our blog.

Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Centennial Migration Celebration

Our annual Migration Celebration is doubly special this year because the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is also celebrating it's centennial! In addition to the activities and displays in the observatory, we're opening up the doors to the entire Lab so you can talk to some of the scientists who carry out research on birds, elephants, and whales. The event is free. Some of the activities include:

* Guided bird walks
* Bird banding station
* Live birds from the Cornell Raptor Program
* Tours of the bird specimen collection
...and much more!

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