A Midsummer Night ~ Saturday, June 17, 2017 6:00 p.m.! Bat Man and Shakespeare in the Ozarks at Onondaga!

Live bats from around the world are presented by the real bat man, Rob Mies! Enjoy these amazing bats in the beauty and tranquility of Onondaga Lake, experiencing the fireflies and magic of A Midsummer Night, as Shakespeare envisioned. Bats & batwalk, Shakespeare, wine-tasting, hors d'oveures & live music.

Nature Programs & Events

The Organization for Bat Conservation!

Join us, Saturday, June 17th in welcoming the Organization for Bat Conservation to Onondaga Cave. There will be live bats on site with demonstrations and events centered around learning about the importance of these friendly, furry mammals.

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Private Tours

Private Tours

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Onondaga is one of the ten most beautiful caves in the world

Look where Onondaga Cave ended up for 2015! How cool is that? All caves are amazing, but Onondaga AND Cathedral Caves really are so beautiful, such rare gems. If you haven’t been to these caves, or if it’s been a long time, plan to visit them this year!

Volunteer Opportunities

Many Thanks to our volunteers, patrons and fellow adventurers for a wonderful 2015!
We’re off to a great start for 2016, with some cool events fueled by energy and excitement! Come see what’s up, and please consider becoming or volunteer.  Check out our many volunteer opportunities to see what best suits you, and feel free to contact us.

Who We Are

The Onondaga Friends Association (OFA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit group made up of ordinary citizens who volunteer to help Onondaga Cave State Park accomplish its goals of fostering the public’s appreciation, education, and preservation of Onondaga Cave State Park’s natural and cultural history and resources.

Join Us

Joining the Onondaga Friends Association is simple. In doing so, you are committing a little of your skill, time, effort, and/or money to something worthwhile. If you are looking for a rewarding experience, join us!  Click on the button below to become a member at whatever level you are comfortable with.  We will send our grateful acknowledgement to you and have your free cave tickets available for you in the Visitor Center.

Join Onondaga Friends Association today!

Nature-love and free cave tour with membership.