Sciences

Featured Environmental Studies/Nature Centers

Adirondack Experience

With 65,000 square feet of exhibitions in over 22 buildings and galleries, the Adirondack Experience tells the stories of the men and women who lived and played in the Adirondacks. 9097 NY - 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812. Tel: 518-352-7311. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville

8477 East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027. 315-638-2519. The standard tour takes a discovery approach with the guide introducing a wide variety of plant/ animal interactions in the forest and bog communities. Fee.

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Museum

581 W. Jericho Tpke., Smithtown, NY 11787. 631-265-1054. The nature museum offers environmental education programs. Fee/Free.

Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery

1672 Rte. 321, Elbridge, NY 13060. 315-689-9367. Home to 70,000 Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout raised annually to stock area fishing sites. Fee.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Track macro-invertebrate populations in the Wappinger Creek by collecting, identifying, and comparing organisms from two different sections of the creek. 2801 Sharon Tpke. (Rte. 44), Millbrook, NY 12545. Tel: 845-677-5343. Cost: Fee.

Cranberry Lake Preserve

1609 Old Orchard St., West Harrison, NY 10604. 914-428-1005. 190-acre park is home to a variety of plants, animals, and habitats. Free.

Croton Point Nature Center,
Croton-on-Hudson

Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520. 914-862-5297. Located at the largest peninsula on the Hudson River. A 504-acre meadow abundant in species of birds and butterflies. Fee/Free.

Croton Point Park

1A Croton Point Ave., Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520. 914-862-5290. A 508-acre park situated on a peninsula on the east shore of the Hudson River. Fee.

Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center

Plan a program for your group on nature-related topics, including tracking, animal adaptations, fossil exploration, and more. 87 Nature Center Way, Voorheesville, NY 12186. Tel: 518-872-0800. Cost: Free.

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Groups can hike 10 miles of trails through over 450 acres of broad fields, forests, and wetlands. 56 Game Farm Rd., Delmar, NY 12054. Tel: 518-475-0291. Cost: Free.

Forsyth Nature Center

157 Lucas Ave., Kingston, New York 12401. 845-339-3053. Offers animal exhibits, gardens, and environmental education programs. Fee/Free.

Greenburgh Nature Center

33 acres of woods, streams and wildlife in Scarsdale NY, with live animals, a museum, a greenhouse with botanical exhibits, a hands-on discovery room, guided tours, and a Nature Store. 99 Dromore Road., Scarsdale, NY 10583. Tel: 914-723-3470. Cost: Fee.

High Falls Gorge

4761 State Rte. 86, Wilmington, NY 12946. 518-946-2278. Hrs: Vary. Day Trips, Self-guided Tours, Guided Tours. Observe the wonders of nature, including rock strata in the Gorge walls that tell the stories of huge glaciers, volcanic upheavals and powerful, raging water and other natural phenomena; also walk through a rare Climax forest. Fee.