tanglewood nature center and museum

Join our virtual fundraiser: Trek for Tanglewood! 

The Nature Center is again open to the public! 
Summer camp began on Monday June 29th. 
Click here to read all Summer Camp updates

Summer hours for the Nature Center have changed! The Nature Center will be open to the public Tuesdays-Fridays 9am-4pm. The Nature Center will be closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays through Labor Day. We appreciate your understanding as we adapt staff schedules to ensure rigorous cleaning and maintain the health and safety of our guests, summer campers, staff, and volunteers. 

Trails are open dawn to dusk, every single day, year-round. Happy hiking!

Tanglewood Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our mission 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. 


The Nature Center and Museum is always free to visit. 

We appreciate your support in membership and in donations very much - thanks to you, our doors are open and admission is free to all. 


Our next 3 upcoming events are highlighted below.
To see what else is going on, visit our All Upcoming Events page! 



Next 3 Upcoming events


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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

Nature Center and Museum hours: OPEN Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm. CLOSED Saturday-Monday. Trails are open dawn to 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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