The Cornell Lab in fall by Dimitri Ponirakis

Visit Us

Our Visitor Center is filled with science exhibits and artwork, nestled within a 230-acre sanctuary with 4 miles of trails for exploring.

Open 10 – 4 October 1–March 31

Open 10-5 April 1 – September 30
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Dec. 25 to Jan. 1
Trails open dawn to dusk.
No dogs or bicycles, please.

Admission: Free

For groups of 10 or more, please
Make a group reservation

Monday Night Seminars

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Plan Your Visit Watch birds. Take a stroll. Listen to the woods.

Enjoy our art and science exhibits; watch birds rain or shine; and explore 4 miles of trails through our 230-acre sanctuary.

What’s Happening Today at the Cornell Lab

Click play to watch a live feed of birds in our feeder garden.

Recent Bird Sightings

Check eBird reports

In Our Auditorium

365 Feathers Project, by NV Illustration. Through April 2020.

Events for week of December 8, 2019

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Sun 8th

Beginner Bird Walk

December 8 at 8:30 am9:30 am

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

December 8 at 11:00 am12:00 pm
Mon 9th
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Tue 10th

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

December 10 at 11:00 am12:00 pm
Wed 11th
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Thu 12th

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

December 12 at 11:00 am12:00 pm
Fri 13th

Exploration Station

December 13 at 10:00 am12:00 pm

Family Story Time

December 13 at 10:30 am11:30 pm

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

December 13 at 11:00 am12:00 pm
Sat 14th

Beginner Bird Walk

December 14 at 8:30 am9:30 am

Exploration Station

December 14 at 10:00 am12:00 pm

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

December 14 at 11:00 am12:00 pm

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How to Get Here


Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850

Find us on a map

Public Transportation:

Bus: TCAT Route 41 stops at the Hanshaw–Sapsucker Woods Rd intersection. Service to the Cornell Lab is available on demand. Details.

Campus shuttle:

Free shuttle runs 4 times daily between Cornell Lab and Cornell University, Mon–Fri, during the fall and spring semesters. Details.


Visitor Center is handicapped accessible; wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs are not recommended on the nature trails.

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