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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
Mon 01 Apr
NATURE TABLE DISPLAY: Magnificent Moss
Monday, April 1, 2024 until Tuesday, April 30, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Month-long displays dig deeper into what's going on in the park that month. Naturalists are available throughout each day to discuss seasonal nature table topics. Meet at Humphrey Nature Center.
Sat 13 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, April 13, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Sat 13 Apr
SPRINGTIME WALK: The Search for Birds, Buds, and Bugs
Saturday, April 13, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Join us on various topics as we discover what's growing, singing, crawling, emerging, or changing in our springtime woods and fields in the haunts of the HNC and nearby. 1 mile. Meet at Humphrey Nature Center.
Sun 14 Apr
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, April 14, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This community science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a community scientist at home.
Mon 15 Apr
KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS PROGRAM - Trees are teachers
Monday, April 15, 2024 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 with volunteer Annie O'Reilly. Themes change with each program, and activities include storybook reading, crafts, and a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680. Meet at Humphrey Nature Center.
Registration: Required

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