Youth working with animals in Cornell Animal Crackers Program
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2024 Animal Crackers features Horse, Swine, Beef, and Dog activities!


4-H Animal Crackers Program

  • Saturday, May 4, 2024, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The annual Animal Crackers program provides New York youth with fun, hands-on, science-oriented learning experiences on Animal Science topics. This workshop is for 4-H members interested in learning more about their favorite livestock, companion or pet animal species; emphasis on different species groupings and activities varies annually. Participants will learn about different aspects of animal care, interact and exchange information with faculty, staff, students, professional producers, industry experts, and more, utilizing the unique facilities of Cornell University. Hands-on workshops are planned for each species group. 


Suggested age range is 8-12, however, all youth 8 and up are welcome.


Only NYS 4-H Educators or CCE Staff can register youth for Animal Crackers.


This Saturday workshop is held every May on the Cornell campus (CALS Animal Science, 507 Tower Rd., Frank B. Morrison Hall, Ithaca, NY, 14853). Check-in begins at 8:30 am in the main lobby of Frank B. Morrison Hall.

Parking is free on Saturdays in the large lot adjacent to the south end of Morrison Hall (“O” lot) or in the Peterson lot at the corner of Judd Falls and Tower Roads across the street from the Dairy Bar. If participants are in need of handicap parking, please notify the event coordinators when registering prior to the event.


$25 per youth participant, $10 per adult/chaperone

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CALS Animal Science
507 Tower Road
Frank B. Morrison Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853

Last updated March 24, 2024