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Cayuga Nature Center

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1420 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-9510
+1 607-273-6260
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Wonderful!

My kids go here for summer camp, and it's a great program. We asked our kids to give us a tour of... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
Hectorgal
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Hector, New York
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Worth a Stop - All new and clean

We stopped here along our drive to seek the rest rooms. Not only were the rest rooms new and... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
Rick E
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New Jersey
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The Cayuga Nature Center, a public education venue of the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI), provides an opportunity for nature enthusiasts of all ages to learn about environmental and outdoor education in a fun and engaging way.Exhibits at Cayuga Nature Center enhance the amazing educational resources the outdoor world provides; since merging with PRI in 2011, renovated indoor and outdoor exhibits have transform the Nature Center into an engaging, dynamic center for nature, science, and recreation. Our visitors will use all of their senses to learn about the complexity of our environment, participate in preserving and protecting Earth’s resources, and more fully understand their roles in our world.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1420 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-9510
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

My kids go here for summer camp, and it's a great program. We asked our kids to give us a tour of the place. They loved it and enjoyed showing us all their lean-tos they had built, where they cook their fish that they catch...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We stopped here along our drive to seek the rest rooms. Not only were the rest rooms new and clean, but the view of the falls was very impressive and reading the information boards about the history of the site was very interesting. It was...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Largely exhibits of dust-covered taxidermy. Tree house was interesting. Did not see any butterflies.

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

The best part of my experience at the nature center was the live wild animals. They were all cute and it seemed like a good place for them to live. The museum itself is okay... could be a little more interactive. The tree fort is...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Private independent nature center. Beautiful grounds with woods, creek, open areas with views. Old building but has been kept up and modified to make it work well for the nature center. Offer great public programs throughout the year. Go out and support this fine local...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2016

People who like this destination are hard up for entertainment. $8 to see a room full of stuffed & mounted animals, 2 caged hawks, a fox (which we didn't see bc it didn't come out of its house), and a tree house built by high-schoolers....More

Thank Rossina G
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Marissa Z, Marketing Manager at Cayuga Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Hello Rossina, We take every review seriously and we always strive to improve the visitor experience. We apologize that we did not meet your expectations. Please reach out to me at any time, as I would love to speak with you directly about your visit....More

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Reviewed 26 May 2016

The Cayuga Nature Center ranked on my list of things to do if the weather turned unfavorable during our stay near Trumansburg, NY. Cue our rainy Sunday morning visit! The building itself is a curio, built as a “preventorium” to aid children exposed to tuberculosis....More

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a good introduction to the ecology of the area. They have lots of exhibits and some live animals as well. Foxy the Fox is super cute and there is a hawk and a turkey vulture. There is a very cool tree house that...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2016

There wasn't too much to offer, but there were a few birds an other animals. The tree house as cool and the grounds were beautiful.

Thank Shannon T
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

I always stop at Nature Centers - and this one was a good stop. I especially enjoyed climbing around the 6 story tree house that a local senior class had built. It was amazing! The rooms were filled with science and nature items gathered from...More

Thank Susan W
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