The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum has grown into a leading provider of nature education experiences in the Hudson Valley. Its mission is to develop responsible caretakers of the natural world through its special focus on Environmental Education. It uses its living collections of native animals, natural habitats and trails to present a wide variety of programs for people of all ages at its two locations. Learn more below! 

Outdoor Discovery Center (ODC)

Pets are not welcome on the preserve

Getting Here

 The Outdoor Discovery Center is located on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall.
Get Directions here.
The ODC Entrance is on Angola Road. There is NO ACCESS from 9W. 


Visitors Center & Nature Shop

Open Saturdays & Sundays 10am-4pm from Mid-April to mid-November and throughout the year only during most Nature Museum Programs and Events. 

Administrative Offices 

Hours: Open Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4pm - unless otherwise noted
Phone number: 845-534-5506 
Mailing address: P.O. Box 451 Cornwall, NY 12518
Physical Address: 120 Muser Dr, Cornwall 12518


Grasshopper Grove: Nature Play Area

 Hours: Open Saturdays & Sundays from 10am-4pm through Mid April - Mid November unless otherwise noted
Open Fridays, July 5 - August 30 from 10am-4pm
                                Admission: Museum Members are free. Not-yet-Members: $5 ages 2 and up                                    Click here to learn more about Grasshopper Grove


 Hiking Trails

Are open daily from dawn to dusk unless otherwise noted -  Free admission  Click below for trail map. 


Free parking is available onsite

Wildlife Education Center (WEC)

Days and hours of operation

Unless otherwise noted



 Museum Members -  Free  Not-yet-Members - $5 per person ages 3 and up

CLICK HERE for more information call 845-534-7781