CUMV Visitor Information

Hours of Operation

Since the CUMV is primarily a research institution without exhibits, we do not maintain specific hours for visitors. However, typically there are CUMV staff members available to answer emails or phone calls during normal business hours (9 AM—5 PM Monday—Friday).

Directions

From Cornell University, take Warren Road north from Forest Home. Turn right at the four-way stop onto Hanshaw Road. Continue 0.8 miles west on Hanshaw Road, turn left on Sapsucker Woods Road. Travel north on Sapsucker Wood Road for 0.8 miles. The museum is located within the Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity.

While Cornell classes are in session the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology operates a shuttle bus between the Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity and Corson-Mudd Halls on main campus.

Public transportation between Cornell University and the museum is also available via TCAT Bus #41. Use the stop for the Lab of Ornithology.

From Downtown Ithaca and Points South and West, take Route 13 north out of Ithaca. You will go up the hill (take the opportunity to get a nice view of Cayuga Lake and Ithaca), go uBrown Road Extension. This road turns into Sapsucker Woods Road. The museum is located within the Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity.

From the Southeast, exit I-81 at Whitney Point (Exit 8) and take Route 79 to Richford. At the four-way stop, take a right onto Route 38 and head north to Dryden (11.5 miles). At the traffic light in Dryden, take a left onto Route 13. From Dryden you will go west for 8.5 miles to Brown Road Extension. It is the first road on the left, once you cross the runway of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. This road turns into Sapsucker Woods Road. The museum is located within the Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity.

From the Northeast, exit I-81 at Homer (Exit 12), take Route 281 south to Cortland where it will join Route 13 (keep going straight; no turns necessary). Continue south on 13 for 8 miles to Dryden. Continue to follow Route 13 (take a right at the light at downtown). From Dryden you will go west for 8.5 miles to Brown Road Extension. You will notice this road because you will have to cross the runway of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, and it is the first road on the left. It is the first road on the left, once you cross the runway of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. This road turns into Sapsucker Woods Road. The museum is located within the Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity.

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