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Owl Moon

January 26 & 27 | 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

A wintry celebration of the majestic owl!

Ever taken a night-time hike through the woods? Don’t miss out on your chance – and learn about owls along the way! Join us for a wintertime night hike guided by GCV&M naturalists and experience the outdoors as owls do. Warm your toes by one of our outdoor fire pits, families can listen in on a reading of “Owl Moon” by Jane Yolen, enjoy food and beverages in the Museum’s Meeting Center, shop specialty owl items in the Flint Hill store, and more! Visitors will have the exciting opportunity to meet these mysterious nocturnal creatures up close with a visit from our friends at Wild Wings.

This event will take place in snow or rain, despite the cold temperatures we’re expecting. We suggest that visitors dress appropriately for very cold weather and wear good walking shoes. 

Tickets remain for Friday, Jan. 26 only – Saturday, Jan. 27 is entirely sold out!

Take a guided night-hike with a naturalist

Head out onto the trails at GCV&M with a naturalist for a guided night hike! You will experience the night woods as owls do, and if you’re lucky, see or hear an owl in the trees above! 

Please note: there will still be some daylight for the groups that head out onto the trails at the beginning of the evening. These earliest tours are best for those with concerns about visibility, or those who would like to hike in relative daylight. Trail conditions may vary.

Meet owls with Wild Wings!

Our friends at Wild Wings Inc. will be on-site with feathered friends! Learn about the different types of owls local to this region – what they look like, what they eat, what sorts of environments they prefer, and hear about Wild Wing’s efforts to care for these beautiful birds. 

Our friends from Wild Wings will be on site from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., so if you would like to meet them, we recommend early tours seeing the owls after their hike, and later tours visiting with the owls before their hike. Please plan your arrival time accordingly! 

Stay a while!

Enjoy the atmosphere of the Museum grounds after hours when you visit for Owl Moon! Enjoy a craft beverage beside a campfire, grab a bite to eat, shop the Flint Hill Store, warm up in the Museum’s Meeting Center beside a roaring fire, and more! 

Food and drink will be available in the Meeting Center Lounge from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., and there will be a cash bar available with selections of historical craft beer, rotating hard cider, wine, and soft drinks. 

Warm up with a bite to eat

You’re sure to work up an appetite while trekking outdoors in search of owls! Enjoy the following specials offered in the Meeting Center Lounge:

  • Chili

  • Mac & Cheese

  • Chili Mac

  • Chicken Wing Dip & Chips

  • Baked Potato Bar

  • Roast Beef on Kummelweck/Kaiser Roll

  • Coffee, Tea, and Hot Chocolate

Shop the Flint Hill Store

Our owl-themed merchandise is a hoot! Stop by the Flint Hill Store to shop when you visit for Owl Moon and find cute owl-inspired items and gift ideas, in addition to our GCV&M apparel, Village-made goods, historic toys, decor, and more. 

Ticket Information

Tickets for Owl Moon must be purchased online in advance.

General admission: $15 

Museum Members: $13.50 


Consider becoming a Museum Member today to enjoy discounted admission to Owl Moon, plus other benefits and perks all year long! Click here to learn more. 


Is there ample parking?

Parking is free and plentiful! Park in any of the main lots at the front of the Museum. Please leave the first two bays available for handicapped parking. 

How do I show my purchased tickets?

Please have your ticket(s) either printed out OR pulled up on your phone screen and ready for scanning for quick and easy check-in. Pro-tip: take a screenshot of each of your tickets to have ready and pulled up on your phone screen! Please note: Wifi can sometimes be spotty at the front of the Museum. 

How long is the hike?

The Owl Moon hike takes approximately 45 – 55 minutes to complete, and will return to it’s starting location in the Museum’s Meeting Center.

How difficult is the hike?

The Owl Moon hike is a relatively easy walk (lasting approximately 45 – 55 minutes) over more or less flat terrain. 

For those looking to take a hike with better daylight and visibility, we suggest booking an earlier time slot. 

Will I see owls on my hike?

Of course, we can’t guarantee that we’ll see an owl during our Owl Moon night hikes. However, we have definitely seen owls this time of year before around the GCV&M grounds – and certainly have heard them! 

Regardless of whether or not we see or hear an owl during the Owl Moon hike, visitors will get to see feathered friends brought to the Museum by our friends at Wild Wings Inc.! 

When can I meet owls?

Our friends from Wild Wings will be on site from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., so if you would like to meet them, we recommend early tours seeing the owls after their hike, and later tours visiting with the owls before their hike. Please plan your arrival time accordingly! 

Is this event rain or shine?

Yes! This event is rain or shine. The Museum will only cancel in case of a severe weather emergency.

How should I dress?

Please dress accordingly for an outdoor winter hike and be aware of the predicted weather conditions for Mumford, NY. 

This event is ran or shine (or snow!), so be sure to dress warm, with warm shoes or hiking boots, hats, gloves, etc. 

Are service animals welcome?

Yes! Leashed service animals are welcome with proper identification. 

What if I need a refund for my ticket?

We’re sorry to hear that you’re not able to attend! Tickets may be refunded only up to 7 days prior to the event date and are strictly non-transferable by date, entry time, or program. 

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