Waterman's main site on Hilton Road houses an interpretive center with a museum, live animal residents, a reference library, gift shop, educational displays and classroom space, all of which are open to the public.
M-F 9am -4pm
Sat 10am - 4pm
Open dawn to dusk daily
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Your generous support helps fund programming, care for our display animals and so much more!
Special Guided Programs on Saturdays
Join a Waterman Center Nature Expert every Saturday at the times posted below for a guided hike or informative talk at our interpretive center in Apalachin. Cost: $5 per person. Buy your tickets in our Nature Shoppe up to 30 minutes prior to start time!
11:00 AM Guided Walk
Explore a segment of our 5 miles of nature trail and learn about our flora, fauna, and conservation topics. Be ready with your phone or camera to capture incredible views! Duration: approximately 1 hour. Please come dressed for uneven terrain and current weather conditions!
Drop-In Microscopy Corner
Are you ready for an extreme close-up?
Learn how to operate a dissecting microscope and examine a selection of materials - up close and personal.
Includes a brief orientation to our microscopes by a Waterman staff member.
2:00 PM Center Talks
The topic of these 30 minute informative talks will rotate from week to week. Check back from week to week or follow us on Facebook for this week's selection! Some of our regular talks are:
Ted Talk - Ours happens to be about our Tortoise, Ted, but is equally informative and inspirational.
Birds and Nests - Examine a selection of regionally common songbirds and their corresponding nests. Learn a few interesting facts about each species.
Center Tour - Walk through our interpretive center with a naturalist who will highlight a few interesting and/or seasonally or historically important exhibits and answer your questions!
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.
Background image courtesy of Outside the Box Photography
1250 Robinson Hill Road
From 17 West take the exit 70 N and turn left at the light. Continue on Harry L. Drive west. Harry L. Drive turns into Watson Blvd 1.0 miles. Take Watson Blvd .09 miles then turn right onto Country Club Road. Turn right onto Robinson Hill Road. The entrance to The Glen is about 1.2 miles up Robinson Hill Road on the right-hand side.
From 17 East, take the exit 70 N and turn left at the light. Continue on Harry L. Drive west. Harry L. Drive turns into Watson Blvd 1.0 miles. Take Watson Blvd .09 miles then turn right onto Country Club Road. Turn right onto Robinson Hill Road.
Pettus Hill Nature Preserve
125 Abby Road
Travelling Eastbound on Route 17 from Binghamton, Take Exit 77, West Windsor.
Turn right at the end of the ramp, turn right at end of the ramp, then take an immediate left on Fox Farm Rd.
Go .5 miles and turn right on Roberts Road Go .4 miles and turn right on Abbey Road.
Go .6 miles and bear left at the “Y” intersection. Go .1 miles to where the road crosses the power line right-of-way. Turn left and drive about 50 yards along the right-of-way to the parking area along the fence. Use the pedestrian opening in the fence by the parking area to enter the property.