tanglewood nature center and museum

8/14 UPDATE:
Camp families are being notified by phone call. Tanglewood is CLOSING today due to road conditions and predicted weather. CAMP IS CLOSED today too. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience but safety comes first. We hope to be open as usual tomorrow - updates will be posted here and on our website.

Yes, the camp kids are safe. (They are having fun and aren't worried at all.)
As of 3:15pm, Hillcrest Rd. is open - our UPS driver made it up that way successfully! 
Staff will be here until every last camper has a safe ride home. Drive safe, don't worry. 

5/24/18 reminder: 
(As a general rule of thumb: if you care, leave them there.)

The mission of Tanglewood Nature Center is to lead and support education and preservation efforts in our region to achieve a heightened awareness, understanding, enjoyment, and caring for our natural environment. 


We strive to fulfill our mission every day by: maintaining over ten miles of trails, offering educational programming for children and adults, providing homes in our exhibits for more than 40 native and exotic animals, and welcoming over 35,000 visitors a year. 



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Tanglewood is a proud partner in the Garden of Fire, a project whose purpose is to build capacity, depth, and the integration of art and science for programs serving at-risk youth in Steuben County. Learn more about the Garden of Fire here!

Want to more about life up on the hill? Check out our blog! Behind-the-scenes stories, True Tales of the Office, animal photos, and highlighted writing from volunteers and interns.... like Carrick's two-part Dragon and Damselfly ID posts. You will not believe how great his photos are - go see for yourself!


Some occasional posts on larger career/industry topics (museum careers, women in STEM, that kind of thing). You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so as not to miss a single owl photo. 

Take a virtual tour of the Nature Center and the Lodge! Click and drag your way through the Nature Center exhibits, then go down the stairs by the grizzly bear to explore the Lodge.

Nature Center and Museum location:
443 Coleman Avenue Elmira NY 14903

Phone: (607) 732-6060
Fax: (607) 732-6210

Nature Center and Museum hours: OPEN Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Saturday 10am-4pm. CLOSED Sundays and Mondays. Trails are open dawn-dusk year-round.

Admission to the Nature Center and Museum is FREE to all. Please consider becoming a member of Tanglewood!

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