tanglewood nature center and museum

COVID-19 Statement, updated March 25th, 2020.

Tanglewood is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation. The safety of our visitors, members, volunteers, and staff is our top priority.

We have made the difficult decision to close the Nature Center, as well as cancel all programs and rentals until further notice.
Trails will remain open.

We are doing this as a proactive effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 for the health and well-being of our community. We will continue to assess the situation as it evolves.

As of this time, we welcome you to visit our trails at Gleason Meadows/Frenchman's Bluff and Personius Woods. We know how important access to nature is during this stressful time and want to ensure people have the opportunity to get outdoors. We ask that if you visit, you practice social distancing from other visitors. Social distancing is an act of generosity and compassion toward others. If you are feeling claustrophobic, show some compassion to yourself and spend time in nature while you enjoy some peace, solitude, and birdsong during this difficult time.

Our thoughts remain with all those affected by COVID-19. We would like to take this as an opportunity to extend our appreciation for the contributions of those around us for all they are doing to help in this crisis; whether it is practicing social distancing, serving on the front lines of testing and treatment, or delivering food and supplies to those most in need.  We hope you find solace in nature during this time of uncertainty.

Thank you and stay well!

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 are open Tuesday through Saturday.

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! 



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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. 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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