Street Address
100 Muser Drive
Cornwall, NY 12518
Mailing Address
PO Box 451
Cornwall, NY 12518
phone: 845-534-5506
Wildlife Education Center
Open year round
Sunday, Friday - Saturday12 PM - 4 PM
Meet the Animals at 2:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays
Outdoor Discovery Center - Office
Monday - Friday8:30 AM - 4 PM
Discovery Quest Hiking Trails
April 24 - November 15
Sunday, Saturday9 AM - 4 PM
Trails daily dawn to dusk
$3, Members are free.
Gift Shop
Jackie Grant, Executive Director
phone: 845-534-5506 x203
Marian Goldin, Marketing Manager
phone: 845-534-5506 x215


The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum operates two facilities, 1 1/2 miles apart, and also offers programs at schools and other locations throughout the region. The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is a private non-profit institution dedicated to the natural and the cultural history of the Hudson Highlands. The Museum is located about an hour north of New York City, in the Hudson Highlands, which is the area where the Hudson River cuts through the Appalachian plateau. It is an area of dramatic natural beauty, geographic diversity, and historical interest.

Outdoor Discovery Center
100 Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road
Cornwall, NY

Wildlife Education Center 25 Boulevard
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY

Animal Sponsorship

Animal Sponsorships make a rewarding gift. With your sponsorship, you gain a special friend and support the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Best of all, your sponsored animal will remain at the Museum where it will receive the expert care it needs. You provide the love, without the worry or work. Sponsorships make excellent gifts and are valid for one year.


The mission of the Museum is to create responsible caretakers of our environment. Through quality educational programs for the public that focus on the unique ecology of the Hudson Highlands, the Museum promotes knowledge and appreciation of our natural world and the dynamic role of human interaction in its well-being.


Founded in 1959, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is a center for nature, with a focus on environmental education an a mission to develop responsible caretakers of the natural world. Over the years it has developed quality educational programs for students and the public that focus on the unique ecology of the Hudson Highlands and promote knowledge and appreciation of our natural world. Each year the Museum reaches over 30,000 children and adults.


Gift Shop