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Cornell Plantations

Scheduled tours take groups on a personalized, up-close look at 24 acres of verdant plant life, with educators offering fun and hands-on gardening, botanical, and craft activities. 1 Plantations Rd., Ithaca, New York 14850. Tel: 607-255-2400. Cost: Free.... More Info

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Armstrong's Elk Farm

936 Hervey Sunside Road, Cornwallville, NY 12418. 518-622-8452. Educational look into elk farming with Rocky Mountain elk in their natural environment. Free.

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Museum

581 W. Jericho Tpke., Smithtown, NY 11787. 631-265-1054. The nature museum offers environmental education programs. Fee/Free.

Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum

1031 Old Rte. 17, Livingston Manor, NY 12758. 845-439-4810. Dedicated to preserving America’s fly-fishing heritage, teaching future generations of fly fishers, and protecting the fly-fishing environment. Fee/Free.

Cranberry Lake Preserve

1609 Old Orchard St., West Harrison, NY 10604. 914-428-1005. 190-acre park is home to a variety of plants, animals, and habitats. Free.

Cutler Botanic Garden

Guided tours are offered by the Master Gardener Volunteers of this display garden owned by Cornell Cooperative Extension. 840 Upper Front St, Binghamton, NY 13905. Tel: 607-772-8954. Cost: Free.

District Attorney of the County of Westchester

111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., White Plains, NY 10601. 914-995-3317. Visit a courtroom and tour the DA’s office with speakers from each division. Free.

Forsyth Nature Center

157 Lucas Ave., Kingston, New York 12401. 845-339-3053. Offers animal exhibits, gardens, and environmental education programs. Fee/Free.

Highland Botanical Park

This 150-acre park is home to the Lamberton Conservatory, an extensive collection of native and non-native plants, and a number of memorials and gardens. 180 Reservoir Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. Tel: 585-753-7270. Cost: Free.

Landis Arboretum

The site comprises hundreds of acres, 40 of which are developed with plantings of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials from around the world. 174 Lape Rd., Esperance, NY 12066. Tel: 518-875-6935. Cost: Free.

Nannen Arboretum

Named for local businessman, conservationist and political leader, William O. Nannen, groups can explore the arboretum's many gardens, memorials, and sanctuaries. 28 Parkside Dr, Ellicottville, NY 14731. Tel: 716-699-2100. Cost: Free.

New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site

History comes alive for groups with costumed staff demonstrating musket drills, blacksmithing, military medicine, and more. 74 Temple Hill Rd., New Windsor, New York 12553. Tel: 845-561-1765 ext. 22. Cost: Free.

Pember Museum of Natural History

33 W. Main St., Granville, NY 12832. 518-642-1515. Over 10,000 objects covering a wide variety of natural history subjects. Specimens include vertebrate and invertebrate animals, rocks and minerals, fossils, some anthropological and historical materials, and a herbarium. Fee/Free.

Potsdam Planetarium

Located in the basement of SUNY Potsdam's Stowell Hall, shows in the planetarium focus on constellations, the sun, and more. 44 Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam, NY 13676. Tel: 315-267-3441. Cost: Free.

Red House Natural History Museum

2373 ASP Route 1, Suite 3, Salamanca, NY 14779. 716-354-9101. Natural history displays and dioramas depicting various animals, birds and plants. Fee/Free.

Saw Mill River Audubon

275 Millwood Rd., Chappaqua, New York 10514. 914-666-6503. Over 300 acres of critical wildlife habitat that focuses on environmental education and conservation. Fee/Free.

Science Discovery Center of Oneonta

Watch your group’s interest in science flourish as they conduct experiments that demonstrate the rules of physics, chemistry, astronomy, and more. SUNY Oneonta Physical Science Building, Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta, NY 13820. Tel: 607-436-2011. Cost Free.

Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center

79 Farmstead Ln., Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. 845-831-1617. Features miles of nature trails, an 18th century stone farmhouse and 19th century barn, and learning center. Fee/Free.

Tanglewood Nature Center

443 Coleman Ave., Elmira, New York 14903. 607-732-4880. Trails, abundant wildlife and a museum with animal and nature hands-on exhibits. Fee/Free.

The Interactive Museum

23 Center St., Middletown, NY 10940. 845-344-3131. Exhibits focus on the natural sciences, rock and mineral specimens, and an arts and crafts corner. Free.

The Wild Center

45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY 12986. 518-359-7800. A natural history museum with indoor and outdoor exhibits located on a 31-acre site near the geographic center of the Adirondack Park. Fee/Free.