Cayuga Nature Center

Facing Cayuga Lake and five miles north of Ithaca, this historic WPA era lodge and 120 acres of grounds, which include trails, waterfalls, a butterfly garden, and six-story tree house, provide a rustic and natural ambiance to any type of event, large or small.


Great Room & Sun Porch

Cayuga Nature CenterPerfect for any large seated reception, with wood-paneled decor and an attached sunroom ideal for buffet set-up. The Great Room is immediately adjacent to the tented Courtyard.

80 Seated
115 Standing




Cayuga Nature CenterThe tented courtyard, with perennial gardens and rock walls, is the perfect space for music and cocktails or a shaded picnic style gathering.

65 Seated
100 Standing



Climate Change Room

Cayuga Nature CenterIdeal for meetings and retreats, this room has ample space for a presentation setup.

40 Seated/Standing




Cayuga Nature CenterOur new pavilion is a perfect space for outdoor parties. It has ample electricity, and lights for evening use.

50-70 Seated/Standing



Back Lawn

Cayuga Nature CenterThe spacious back lawn is a well-kept and flexible space.

200 Seated/Standing



Preschool Room

Cayuga Nature CenterFilled with educational activities for children, this room can be opened for a modest additional fee.




Animal Programs

Very popular for children’s parties, live animal programs offer guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the Nature Center’s residents. Programs can be customized to fit your interests and range from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

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Cayuga Nature Center

1420 Taughannock Blvd. (Route 89)
Ithaca, NY.


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