tanglewood nature center and museum


All donations can be dropped off at the main office. We will ask you for your name and address so that we can send you a thank-you note and include your kindness in our newsletter!

For the animals:

(all food donations need to be unopened, please)

  • Fresh fruits and veggies (especially greens that aren't iceberg lettuce! carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, apples, etc) Dry adult cat food (for ferret)
  • Canned cat food (for ferret)
  • Dog food 
  • Wild bird seed 
  • Chinchilla food
  • Chinchilla dust 
  • Rat blocks (for groundhog and rats)
  • Crickets, mealworms, and earthworms
  • Cockatiel food
  • Guinea pig food
  • Cuttle bones 

Care items:

  • Toys, play tubes, tunnels, hammocks, and hides
  • Yesterday's News litter
  • CareFRESH Natural Bedding for small animals
  • Newspaper for bedding
  • Measuring cups - a variety from 1/4 to 1/2 to 1 cup 
  • Latex gloves
  • Sponges
  • Laundry detergent
  • Paper towels
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Mop heads
  • Heat pads 
  • UVA/UVB bulbs for reptiles (60 watts to 100 watts - we ALWAYS need more of these!)
  • Drippers and misters for amphibians
  • Aquariums between 30-50 gallons
  • Old long pillowcases (for snake traveling cases)

For the office:

  • White or colored paper
  • Card stock
  • Bottled water 
  • Decaf and regular coffee
  • K-cups and reusable K-cup filter
  • TP, Kleenex, and paper towels
  • Gift cards from Staples and Sam's Club
  • White table cloths 
  • Napkins, plates, and plastic wine glasses for fundraisers

For facilities and trails:

  • Outdoor spray paint (red, yellow, blue, green, pink,  purple, orange, white)
  • New or gently used pole saw for clearing downed trees

Nature Center and Museum location:
443 Coleman Avenue Elmira NY 14903

Phone: (607) 732-6060
Fax: (607) 732-6210

Nature Center and Museum hours: OPEN Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Saturday 10am-4pm. CLOSED Sundays and Mondays. Trails are open dawn-dusk year-round.

Admission to the Nature Center and Museum is FREE to all. Please consider becoming a member of Tanglewood!

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