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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 daily 10:00AM - 5:00PM.

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 10:00AM - 5:00PM, daily.

  • Thanksgiving Day--CLOSED
Wed 07 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visits: Strivings Woods
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(3-4 hours, 1-2 miles). Several areas on the original thousand- acre estate of William Pryor Letchworth support forest trees more than 100 feet in height and 150 years in age. Without their cloak of leaves we will be able to better appreciate the forms of these older trees. Brush and steeper terrain. Bring a lunch for morning programs. Forest ash 46" x 136'.
Sat 10 Dec
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 10 Dec
SATURDAY NATURE OUTINGS: Pine Tree Walk
Saturday, December 10, 2022 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
1 hour, ½ mile
Sun 11 Dec
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, December 11, 2022 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Wed 14 Dec
HOME ECOLOGIST: Reptile and Amphibian Winter Survival Tier 2
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Home Ecologists is a series of programs designed for home school students. The different programs offered each month share a common theme. Since home schoolers learn at their own pace, each program is open to all ages. The program content level follows a tiered system, with the first program targeting lower-level learning, the second program targeting middle-level learning, and the third program targeting higher-level learning. Parents and caregivers can choose any or all programs that may pique the interest of their budding ecologists! Reptiles and amphibians of Letchworth.

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