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Cayuga Nature Center Lodge will reopen to the public for the first time since 2020

Cayuga Nature Center’s Lodge will officially reopen to the public on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Visitors are invited to explore the indoor lodge, in addition to the outdoor grounds and trails.

The Lodge offers exhibits, including the past and present Cayuga Lake aquaria and climate change exhibits, a live animal room, a new nature nook and touch table, taxidermy, and a gift shop. The Lodge will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-5pm until Labor Day. Check the website for hours and updates.

The Lodge will have a new “pay-what-you-wish” donation admission price this year to make visiting more financially accessible to all visitors.


“The Lodge is a great place for new and returning visitors of all ages to explore and connect with nature,” says Katie Bagnall-Newman, Associate Director of Nature Center Programs. “We hope the new donation-based admission price will make learning about the natural world more accessible for all.”

The Cayuga Nature Center will hold public programming throughout the summer, check the events calendar or follow on social media for more information.

The Cayuga Nature Center Lodge has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. The trails, outdoor animals, and TreeTops, the six-story treehouse, at the Cayuga Nature Center have remained open to visitors.


The Cayuga Nature Center will also hold summer camp again this year at the Lodge with two new programs, Backwoods Base Camp and Animal/Critter Camps. 

The Cayuga Nature Center reopening is part of the Paleontological Research Institution’s (PRI) 90th anniversary celebration.



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