At the Nature Center

At the Nature Center

Events at the Cayuga Nature Center

The Cayuga Nature Center, a public education venue of the Paleontological Research Institution, provides an opportunity for nature enthusiasts of all ages to learn about environmental and outdoor education in a fun and engaging way.

Regular Events

Hike our wooded trails under the big sky of our back fields or around our ponds. Find out who is awake and stirring under the moonlight. No need to bring a flashlight—you'll be surprised how much you see without one! Please call ahead for availability (607) 273-6260). $5 suggested donation.


Animal Feeding | usually Saturdays at noon, but currently on hiatus

Due to restroom renovations at the Nature Center, the majority of our animal ambassadors have been temporarily relocated in order to shelter them from disruptive noise. Public Animal Feedings will be postponed until restroom renovations are complete (tentatively early February). Please stay tuned via social media or our website for updates about the return of our Animal Feeding program. In the meantime, follow the renovation progress on our Facebook page. As always, you can enjoy the trails from dawn until dusk, and the other exhibitions in the lodge during business hours. Sorry for the inconvenience!