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Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center The Outdoor Discovery Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is home to the Museum’s VISITORS CENTER & NATURE SHOP, GRASSHOPPER GROVE administrative offices Open Saturdays & Sundays 10 am-4 pm from mid-April to mid-November and throughout the year during most Nature Museum Programs and Events. PARKING Free parking […]

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center

The Outdoor Discovery Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is home to the Museum's VISITORS CENTER & NATURE SHOP, GRASSHOPPER GROVE administrative offices

Open Saturdays & Sundays 10 am-4 pm from mid-April to mid-November and throughout the year during most Nature Museum Programs and Events.

PARKING

Free parking is available onsite

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm. Phone number: 845-534-5506 Address: 120 Muser Dr., Cornwall       Mailing address: P.O. Box 451 Cornwall, NY 12508.

GRASSHOPPER GROVE: NATURE PLAY AREA

Grasshopper Grove is a ‘bridge’ between a mowed lawn and the wild woods, that inspires children to discover nature play spaces in their own backyards and the wider world.

Open Saturdays & Sundays from 10 am-4 pm through Sunday, November 4th (will re-open mid April 2019)

Admission: $5 for ages 3 & up; FREE for members

HIKING TRAILS

Are open daily from dawn to dusk unless otherwise noted.

Admission to/ use of the hiking trails is FREE.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is a center for nature with a focus on environmental education and a mission to develop responsible caretakers of the natural world. It uses its living collections of native animals, natural habitats and trails to present a wide variety of programs for people of all ages at its two locations.

HOURS & ADMISSION

WILDLIFE EDUCATION CENTER

MEET THE ANIMALS

Founded in 1959, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is a premier nature center with a focus on Environmental Education with a mission to develop responsible caretakers of the environment. Over the years it has developed quality educational programs for students and the public that focus on the unique ecology of the Hudson Highlands and promote knowledge and appreciation of our natural world.  The Museum is home to Grasshopper Grove, The Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center and Grasshopper Grove are located in Cornwall, New York and the Wildlife Education Center in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York.

Each hiking trail at the Outdoor Discovery Center is an adventure, with options that range from stroller-friendly up to challenging.

MUSEUM MISSION & HISTORY

SIGN UP FOR WEEKLY EMAILS

BECOME A MEMBER

EVENTS CALENDAR

SPECIAL EVENTS

GRASSHOPPER GROVE

Grasshopper Grove is the Hudson Valley's first Nature Play area!

WEEKEND NATURE PROGRAMS

ANIMALS & NATURE TOGETHER (ANT's PROGRAM)

For children ages 2-4 with parent or guardian.

YOUNG NATURALIST PRESCHOOL

"The purpose of this unique program is to provide an early childhood experience that meets the developmental needs of each child through interaction with the environment and engaging the child’s sense of wonder with the goal of developing a lifelong appreciation and relationship with the natural world."

— Young Naturalist Preschool mission

LUNCH & AFTERSCHOOL NATURE PLAY CLUBS

Unstructured, outdoor playtime for ages 4 & 5 with a focus on free play and games using natural elements.

NATURE STROLLERS

A hiking group for families with babies, toddlers and young children at the Outdoor Discovery Center.

NATURE PLAY EVENTS

Designed to provide an opportunity for our youngest Museum visitors to play in nature, learn a little bit about their natural environment, and then take those play ideas home with them. Recommended for families with children ages 3 & up. 

HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM SERIES

FIELD TRIPS & OUTREACH PROGRAMS

SCOUT PROGRAMS

SUMMER CAMP

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers should generally be 15 years or older. (Please feel free to inquire about opportunities for 13 & 14 year olds.)

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Grasshopper Grove Nature Play Party (*Available only Mid-April through Mid- November) offers fun, educational, and easy (for you) parties designed for children 4-8 years old at the Outdoor Discovery Center at HHNM.

ANIMAL SPONSORSHIP

120 Muser Drive, Cornwall, NY 12518

DIRECTIONS

hhnm@hhnm.org

 

For more information visit hhnm.org or call 845-534-5506

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall, NY

845-534-5506
120 Muser Drive Cornwall, NY
12518