Logo for Animal Crackers 4-H program from the Cornell University 4-H Brochure (2013)

4-H Animal Crackers Program


4-H Animal Crackers

  • Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Rabbits and Dairy


The annual Animal Crackers program provides New York youth with fun hands-on science-oriented learning experiences on Animal Science topics which feature the unique facilities and staff of Cornell university.

Registration begins at 9am

When/Where: This Saturday workshop is held every May on campus (Morrison Hall) from 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. The program is geared to 4-H members involved in animal science projects.

Who: 4-H project members (suggested age range 9-12) are strongly encouraged to attend (with their parents or chaperones). However, all youth 9 and up are welcome. Participants will get to meet Cornell faculty and students, learn about different aspects of animal care, interact and exchange information with professional producers, industry experts, and more! Hands-on workshops are planned for each species group.

Why: Animal Crackers participants have the unique opportunity to experience hands-on activities in a university setting, explore career options in animal science, and expand their knowledge through scientific inquiry.

How: Please contact your county 4-H office for details and registration. Registration is handled through county 4-H offices.

Cost: The cost of $15.00 per youth billed directly to Cornell county accounts to cover basic handout and occasional presenter expenses. There is no registration fee for chaperones.

Participants must bring their own lunch and drinks. The closest place to purchase food is a 5 minute drive from campus.


Cornell University Livestock Pavilion
48 Judd Falls Road
Ithaca, NY 14853