Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I buy tickets?Tickets may be purchased online. If you have difficulty with the online process you may purchase tickets at the gate.
How do I get to Hawk Creek?
Hawk Creek’s new site is located at 1963 Mill Rd, West Falls, New York 14170.
Can I bring my pet?
For the safety of our animals and your friends, we can not allow pets inside the Center. We ask that you keep them at home during your visit to Hawk Creek.
What should I bring?
A camera, definitely. There are innumerable opportunities for photography and we strongly encourage taking advantage of them—photographs are one of the best ways to learn from and appreciate nature without taking from it. Flashes are acceptable (they don’t bother the animals) though exhibits generally take place outdoors.
Dress for the weather. In sun, a hat and sunglasses are a good idea; in rain, ponchos or umbrellas are almost a necessity. Hawk Creek is an outdoor facility (there is one indoor-accessible building) and the only cover from rain or sun is provided by trees, tents, and the occasional standing umbrella. In more inclement weather, expect these spots to be crowded.
Will there be refreshments?
Snacks, ice cream and drinks will be available at our Watering Hole for events.
What about handicapped access?
Unfortunately, handicapped access is limited. We try to keep as natural an environment as possible, so much of the center contains gravel walkways and there is no paved ground; everything outside takes place on gravel and woodchips.
Is parking available?
We offer free parking to all our visitors, located in our parking lot.