Group Visits

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology Visitor Center is closed to undergo a major renovation. Reopening scheduled for Spring 2024. Check our FAQs for more information about the closure. The trails remain open from dawn to dusk for all to enjoy. 

During our closure, groups are welcome for self-guided outdoor visits. We will not be able to provide guided visits. Check our Events Calendar to see if there is a scheduled program during your visit.

On the Day of Your Visit:

  • There is plenty of free car parking at the Lab.
  • Buses may drop off and pick up passengers in our circular driveway at the main entrance, and then should park in the far lot, closest to Route 13.
  • An outdoor accessible portable toilet is available while the Visitor Center is closed. There are no public indoor facilities.
  • The trails at Sapsucker Woods are carry in, carry out. Please take your trash with you.

Make the Most of Your Group Visit:

Before your visit, check out our online resources, including K-12 Education, Bird Cams, All About Birds, and Macaulay Library.

We have many age-appropriate resources to help you make the most of your visit. In particular, our Youth Guide to the Trails is available as PDF downloads, and we have a limited number of printed copies available near the front door of the Visitor Center.

For additional resources, downloads, and information, see our What To Do section.

Questions about your visit?

Please contact the Visitor Center,

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Golden-cheeked Warbler by Bryan Calk/Macaulay Library