Fun things to do on campus
While you're here this summer, be sure to check out some of the things that make Cornell such a unique and wonderful place:
- The famous art, birds, brains, and other collections at Cornell include the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, which offers great art and great views, the world-class Laboratory of Ornithology, and the fabled Brain Collection.
- The Cornell Plantations is 4,000 magnificent acres of rose gardens, lovely woodland trails, waterfalls, gorges, and ponds. Its a great place to picnic, jog, nap, or just get away from it all.
- The Space Sciences Building is Cornells headquarters for the current Mars mission and home to more than 100,000 images taken of planets by NASA spacecraft.
- The Conservatory of the Bailey Hortorium is a 1930s greenhouse that is home to numerous tropical plants.
- The Fuertes Observatory is the perfect place for star and planet gazing on a clear Friday night.
- Willard Straight, a distinctive Gothic building with cathedral ceilings, marble staircases, and oak paneling, is a central gathering place for students from all across campus.
- Climb to the top of the McGraw clock tower and see the chimes firsthand.
- Duffield Hall, Cornells new nanotechnology building, is just one of the many sophisticated research facilities you can tour.
- Outdoor education opportunities are everywhere, and you'll find facilities for baseball, basketball, tennis, swimming, golf, spinning, yoga, tae kwon do, rock climbing, and more.
- Cornell Cinema, one of the best campus film programs in the country, screens recent Hollywood hits, cult classics, documentaries, and popular foreign films.
- Last, but certainly not least, our weekly free summer events series features free outdoor and indoor concerts and lectures by acclaimed speakers.
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