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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.

Field Trip & Scout Programs Brochure

Hours of Operation

  • The building is open 10:00AM - 5:00PM, daily.

  • Thanksgiving Day--CLOSED
Fri 02 Dec
HOME ECOLOGIST: Reptile and Amphibian Winter Survival Tier 1
Friday, December 2, 2022 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Home Ecologists is a series of programs designed for home school students. The different programs offered each month share a common theme. Since home schoolers learn at their own pace, each program is open to all ages. The program content level follows a tiered system, with the first program targeting lower-level learning, the second program targeting middle-level learning, and the third program targeting higher-level learning. Parents and caregivers can choose any or all programs that may pique the interest of their budding ecologists! Cold blooded vs warm blooded, reptile vs amphibian.
Sat 03 Dec
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, December 3, 2022 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
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 30th.
Sat 03 Dec
Crepuscular Walks: Waxing Moon Over the Pond
Saturday, December 3, 2022 03:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(2-3 hours, 1-2 miles) In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper or snack. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits. View the enlarging moon over Pine Pond.
Sun 04 Dec
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, December 4, 2022 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
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 30th.
Mon 05 Dec
KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS PROGRAM by volunteer Annie O’Reilly
Monday, December 5, 2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
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.

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