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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
Sat 05 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

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
Sun 06 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting 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
Mon 07 Dec
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, December 7, 2020 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. 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
Wed 09 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

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 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
Wed 09 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Cabin Bank Woods (Cabin A & B areas)
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

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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