Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Visitor Center Hours
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
Closed Thanksgiving Day and the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Hours may change due to special events.
The Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary is open daily, dawn to dusk
Admission is free. We appreciate donations and member support to help grow and develop Visitor Center experiences.
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.
Group visits are traditionally self-guided but if you would like to request a tour with the option of a visit to the Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates please indicate on your reservation request. Tour requests are subject to guide availability and scheduled special events but we do our best to accommodate as many requests as possible!
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