Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Wildlife Education Center
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Wildlife Education Center Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend): FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS from 12 to 4 pm Fall, Winter & Spring Hours: SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS from 12 to 4 pm Meet the Animals: SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS at 1 & 2:30 pm year round ADMISSION Museum Members: FREE; Not-yet-Members: $5 per […]
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend):
FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS from 12 to 4 pm
Fall, Winter & Spring Hours:
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS from 12 to 4 pm
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS at 1 & 2:30 pm year round
Museum Members: FREE; Not-yet-Members: $5 per person for ages 3 & up; Ages 2 & under: FREE
ABOUT THE WEC
The Wildlife Education Center (WEC) is the home of many animals that can be found in our local woods, fields, ponds and rivers including, rabbits, turtles, frogs, toads, salamanders, snakes and fish. As well as a screech owl, a great horned owl, and of course the crowd favorite, Edgar, our resident crow that says "hello!"
You can also enjoy our on-going family friendly programs and exhibits included in admission:
- "Meet the Animals": Saturdays and Sundays at 1 & 2:30 pm. This program made possible in part by The William Froelich Foundation
- The "Birds On The Wing" exhibit in the Ogden Gallery: This interactive and engaging exhibit will provide a new level of engagement for visitors featuring interactive elements for kids of all ages. Join us for a bird picnic, don your own set of wings, settle down in a comfy nest, observe bird behavior and see how your wingspan compares to some of the Hudson Valley’s biggest birds. While you play, find out what makes birds amazing. How do woodpeckers make holes without getting brain damage? Why are hawks so good at hunting? What are birds saying to each other when they make all that noise? Which birds can you expect to see in your back yard?This exhibit made possible in part by The Dorr Foundation
Click here to enjoy a brief video in order to learn more about the Wildlife Education Center, the Nature Museum, its mission, and some of the many wonderful programs offered!
Animal and nature-themed birthday parties held at the Wildlife Education Center designed for ages 4 - 8.
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
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.
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Volunteers should generally be 15 years or older. (Please feel free to inquire about opportunities for 13 & 14 year olds.)
25 Boulevard Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520