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

10 a.m. –5 p.m. Trails open dawn to dusk
No dogs or bicycles, please

Virtual Experiences

Self-guided tours, activity guides, online webinars, workshops, 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

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

Recent Bird Sightings

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In Our Auditorium

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Upcoming Events

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Guided Tour - Aug 16

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 explore the various departments and sciences we study...

Guided Tour

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 explore the various departments and sciences we study...

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Beginner Bird Walks - Aug 20

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...

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Exploration Station - Aug 20

Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY

Investigate different topics with the help of a friendly volunteer. You’ll find fun and learning for the whole family, featuring a mix of display items and hands-on activities.

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
Find us on a map

Public Transportation:

Bus: TCAT Route 31/41. 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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