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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 Thursday - Monday 10:00AM - 5:00PM. The building is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays November 1 - April 30. Open daily 10:00AM - 5:00PM, May 1 - October 31.

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 Daily 10:00AM - 5:00PM, May 1 - October 31.
    The building is open Thursday to Monday 10:00AM - 5:00PM, November 1 - April 28.
  • Thanksgiving Day--CLOSED
Tue 16 Jul
Marvin the Mastodon
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Experience the museum's most famous exhibit and hear its wild origin story. Onsite.
Tue 16 Jul
Day-to-Day Life with the Seneca
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See traditional Onondawagah (Seneca) agricultural tools and family practices, many of which are taught by the Seneca today. Hear where to learn more about Seneca arts and culture. Onsite.
Wed 17 Jul
The Civilian Conservation Corps: The Boys Who Built the Park
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. A Great Depression era federal work program brought teenagers and twenty-somethings to build park roads, bridges, cabins, shelters, pavilions, and safety walls we use today. Hear their stories. Onsite.
Thu 18 Jul
Raptor Watch
Thursday, July 18, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at Archery Field Overlook. Learn about the canyon raptors of Letchworth State Park. Information table with displays.
Fri 19 Jul
The Story of the Glen Iris Estate
Friday, July 19, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Meet at Museum. See where William Pryor Letchworth transformed an industrial zone into a beautiful country estate that would grow into America's best state park, with a view of the Glen Iris mansion itself. Onsite.

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