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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.

Hours of Operation

  • The building is open daily (closed Tuesdays): 10:00AM – 5:00PM

    Until the end of the year we are closed on Tuesdays. Starting January 1st, however, our schedule for the year will be:


    January – April we will be open Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday).
    May – October we will be open daily.
    November – December we will be open Thursday through Monday.

  • Thanksgiving Day--CLOSED
Thu 15 Jun
Nature Table: Bird Nests at Humphrey Nature Center
Thursday, June 15, 2017 until Friday, June 30, 2017 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

It is amazing what birds are able to build without hands! Encounter some of the incredible nests that birds use to shelter their eggs and young in Letchworth State Park.
Sat 24 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and "birders" alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet at 8 am.



Sun 25 Jun
Family Springtime Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 25, 2017 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods.

Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 25 Jun
Weekly Wildflower Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 25, 2017 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join us as we walk near the Humphrey Nature Center to enjoy the changing spring flowers as they come into bloom.
Sun 25 Jun
Butterfly Beauties at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 25, 2017 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Study the beauty and composition of hundreds of dried butterfly specimens representing most of the world's butterfly families. Dozens of local and New York species, as well as those found in the Niagara Parks Butterflly Conservatory, are specially noted. Butterfly structure and local natural history will be featured in two new butterfly videos.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Educational Services (Accessible)