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Cornell Lab of Ornithology Reviews
We really enjoyed the booth inside the building with the bird and animal sounds. There are also short films to watch at the theater. There is also a library on the second floor which we did not visit.... more »
Amazing! Birds everywhere. And they will lend you a pair of binoculars for free! I loved walking the trails and seeing the lovely water lilies. more »
Every time I come here I appreciate the awe of nature. The hike is amazing and seems new each time. I enjoy sitting inside and watching the birds after a long hike. The mural is amazing. The workers a d students are always so passionate about things! So nice to be around people doing what they love and teaching others. I bring my kids here about once a month and they all love it, ages 5-11.
Great place to explore with kids or alone. The interior has giant windows for prime indoor birding or take a lovely walk around the sapsucker woods trails that all lead back to the lab. They have great migration events for families and what appears to be great tours as well. Everytime we come we are greeted with friendly and approachable staff. Excellent resource for bird explorers.
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