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Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth

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Address
1 Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY 14427
Latitude 42.592739
Longitude -78.034711

The Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth State Park opened in June 2016 and offers year-round environmental education opportunities for school groups, scouts, youth organizations, and the general public. Programming at the center focuses on the main topics of interest around the park, including geology, wildlife and botany. The building is open daily 10:00AM - 5:00PM.

The Humphrey Nature Center houses many interactive exhibits that especially highlight the plants and animals, geology and river ecology of Letchworth State Park. A video through the gorge during each of the four seasons plays on a loop on the face of a large reconstruction of the gorge wall. There is also large classroom/meeting space in the building.

Outside the Humphrey Nature Center you will find an outdoor classroom, butterfly garden, a bird observation station, and sustainable features such as solar panels and a cistern for collecting rainwater. There are trails that leave from the center that bring visitors to different points of interest such as Trout Pond, Inspiration Point Overlook and patches of old growth forest.

For more information about the Humphrey Nature Center, please give us a call at (585) 493-3680.

Programs July 5- August 1

Hours of Operation

  • The building is open 10:00AM - 5:00PM Friday-Tuesday

    Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays

  • Thanksgiving Day--CLOSED
Tue 29 Sep
Mushroom Walk
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

10am, 2 hours, 1 mile or less, Meet at Highbridge Parking Lot

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You may pre-register by calling (585) 493-3682. Masks are required for anyone over the age of 2 while attending any program.

Registration: Required
Tue 29 Sep
Home Ecologists – Insects
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

10:30am, 1 ½ hours, 1 mile or less, Meet at Humphrey Nature Center

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You may pre-register by calling (585) 493-3682. Masks are required for anyone over the age of 2 while attending any program.

Registration: Required
Tue 29 Sep
Home Ecologists – Insects
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

1:30pm, 1 ½ hours, 1 mile or less, Meet at Humphrey Nature Center

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You may pre-register by calling (585) 493-3682. Masks are required for anyone over the age of 2 while attending any program.

Registration: Required
Wed 30 Sep
September Scenic Loop Hike – Lower Gardeau (Moderate hike)
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

10am, 3 – 4 hours, 2 miles, Meet at Smokey Hollow Overlook (2 miles south of Perry entrance)

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You may pre-register by calling (585) 493-3682. Masks are required for anyone over the age of 2 while attending any program.

Registration: Required
Thu 01 Oct
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, October 1, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature, and show and tell items. Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required

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