Events

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology offers a variety of programs and events for visitors of all ages. Please see our events calendar (below) or call 1-800-843-BIRD for more information.


  • Behind-the-Scenes Tours

    Tuesday, Thursday–Sunday, 11 A.M., year-round.

    Guided tours offer visitors an overview of the history of the Lab. Admire the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; peek into the Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates; and explore the various departments and sciences we study at the Lab.


  • Beginner Bird Walks

    Saturday and Sunday 8:30 A.M., year-round.

    Join us for free, beginner bird walks along the easy trails of Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary. Walks last about 1.5 hours and are guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars!


  • Exploration Stations

    Saturday mornings, and second Friday of each month, 10 A.M. to noon, year-round. Indoors, in the Visitor Center.

    Investigate a different topic each week with the help of a friendly volunteer. You’ll find fun and learning for the whole family, featuring a mix of display items, hands-on activities, and ideas for bird-related pastimes at home. Topics include Bird ID, Feathers, Feeding Adaptations, Bird Diversity, and What You Can Do for Birds. It’s all free, and you can drop in for as long or as short as you like! Activities are appropriate for a wide range of ages. Adults should remain present with their children.


  • Monday Night Seminars

    Mondays at 7:30 P.M., check events calendar for detailed schedule.
    In our auditorium and live-streamed online.

    This long-running seminar series dates back to Lab founder Dr. Arthur Allen. Speakers include Cornell Lab staff, book authors, and distinguished scientists from around the world. View our video archive of past seminars.


  • Family Story Time

    Second Friday of the month at 10:30 A.M., September–May.
    Adelson Library (upstairs in the Visitor Center)

    Join us in the Adelson Library for delightful readings of bird-themed books from the library’s Children’s Shelf. Ideal for kids ages 2–5 and their families. Adults should remain present with their children.


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Events for January 2020

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