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.

The Cornell Lab in fall by Dimitri Ponirakis.

Visitor Center Hours

Open daily, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Trails open dawn to dusk
No dogs or bicycles, please

Virtual Experiences

Webinars, self-guided tours, and more!

Events

Check out our event calendar to find out what’s happening

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

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Recent Bird Sightings

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In Our Auditorium

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Upcoming Events

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Guided Tour - Feb 07

Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY
Guided tours offer visitors an overview of the history of the Cornell Lab. Admire the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; view specimens from the Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates; and learn about the various departments and sciences we...

Guided Tour - Feb 09

Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY
Guided tours offer visitors an overview of the history of the Cornell Lab. Admire the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; view specimens from the Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates; and learn about the various departments and sciences we...

Family Story Time - Feb 10

Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY
Join us for readings of bird-themed books from the library’s children’s collection. We’ll meet in the Visitor Center and then, if the weather allows, we’ll go outside to enjoy stories by the pond! Inclement weather location is upstairs in the...

Beginner Bird Walk - Feb 11

Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY
Join us every Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. at the front entrance of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We will walk the trails of Sapsucker Woods as we look and listen for birds. These 90-minute walks are targeted toward beginners,...

How to Get Here

Address:

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

1-800-843-BIRD (2473)
1-607-254-2473
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Public Transportation:

Bus: TCAT Route 31. Details.

Campus shuttle:

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

Accessibility:

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

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