The mission of Tanglewood Nature Center is to lead and support education and preservation efforts in our region to achieve a heightened awareness, understanding, enjoyment, and caring for our natural environment.
We strive to fulfill our mission every day by: maintaining over ten miles of trails, offering educational programming for children and adults, providing homes in our exhibits for more than 40 native and exotic animals, and welcoming over 35,000 visitors a year.
Last year, our summer campers did so many incredible things: they climbed into the forest canopy, they learned how to survive in the wild by making fires and building shelters, they met every animal in our museum, and they went home happy (and often muddy) every day. Our summer camps help kids grow stronger muscles, stronger critical thinking skills, and stronger friendships. With your help, we can extend that growth and nurturing to the needier kids in our community. Donate today and make a real difference in our community!
Tanglewood is a proud partner in the Garden of Fire, a project whose purpose is to build capacity, depth, and the integration of art and science for programs serving at-risk youth in Steuben County. Learn more about the Garden of Fire here!
Want to more about life up on the hill? Check out our blog! Behind-the-scenes stories, True Tales of the Office, animal photos, and highlighted writing from volunteers and interns.... like Carrick's two-part Dragon and Damselfly ID posts. You will not believe how great his photos are - go see for yourself!
Some occasional posts on larger career/industry topics (museum careers, women in STEM, that kind of thing). You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so as not to miss a single owl photo.