Waterman Conservation Education Center

The mission of Waterman Conservation Education Center is to promote conservation education and environmental literacy. We serve our members, the citizens of the Twin Tiers of New York State and Pennsylvania, and all visitors to our wildlife refuge system.


Upcoming Events:

To get more information on a particular event click on the link for the event.
The same info can also be found in the Calendar & Events section.

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Waterman's main site on Hilton Road houses an interpretive center with a museum, live animal residents, a reference library, gift shop, educational displays, classroom space and restrooms, all of which are open to the public:
Weekdays from 9 to 4
Saturday from 10 to 4
Closed on Sundays.

403 Hilton Road
Apalachin,NY 13732
Phone: 607-625-2221

Email: info@watermancenter.org
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Directions to Waterman Center:

From New York Route 17 (future I86), take exit 66, Apalachin. Follow signs to Route 434. Turn right onto Route 434 and travel 1.5 miles.
Turn left on Hilton Road. Go to top of the hill, the Center is on the left.

The Waterman Conservation Education Center manages four sites in the Tioga County area and one site in the Broome County area. Click on the map (Or Sites link at the top) to visit the Hilton Road location, Hiawatha Island, Brick Pond, Apalachin Marsh, or the IBM Glen.

Visitor Rules and Regulations:

Please note our posted Visitor Rules and Regulations and Geocaching Rules and Guidelines.