Live Animal Programs at the Nature Center

The Cayuga Nature Center boasts an impressive collection of many interesting animals, including, but not limited to: a variety of snakes and other reptiles, birds, flying squirrels, chinchilla, hedgehogs, and other interesting mammals.

Our Animal Programs can be tailored to your needs for grades Pre-K and up; for example, we could create a class on vertebrates or nocturnal animals.

  • Programs can be scheduled for 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 1 hour.
  • Pricing: Up to $100 per program and $2 per participant
  • *Recommended 1:10 chaperone to student ratio. Adults over this number will be charged regular admission.

Daisy the Red Fox


Animal Adaptations

Students will learn about the behaviors and physical traits that help animals survive in their natural habitats.  This program provides a hands-on opportunity to interact with mammals, reptiles, and birds, all part of our live animal collection.

World of Reptiles

Interact with our cold-blooded reptiles and learn how turtles, snakes, and lizards are related, yet radically different. Dispel some common myths about these fascinating animals.


For animal programs information, contact:

Laine Sempler
Director of Live Animal Collections
607-273-6260 x226
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Our thanks to Agway for their sponsorship of our animal feeding program