Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
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–Sunday: 10:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Hours may change due to special events. We are closed on some holidays.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and during the holiday week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
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.
Note: The Adelson Library will be closed Wednesday March 16 through Monday March 21.
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.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a great destination for groups of all ages. Enjoy four miles of outdoor trails in the Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary, plus a variety of interactive exhibits and a large wildlife observation area inside the Visitor Center.
Make your reservation today!
Please note: We require advance reservations for all groups of 10 or more. For visits in May or June, we recommend making your reservation in February or March.
• Silhouette Scavenger Hunt
• How to Use Binoculars
• How to Use a Field Guide
• Bird Coloring Pages
• Citizen Science
• All About Birds
• Bird Academy
• Macaulay Library archive (sound and video)
• BirdSleuth: Free Resources for Educators