• Moth Exhibit
  • Hiking
  • Grasshopper Grove
  • Meet the Turtle
  • Story Walk

About the Museum

Established in 1959, the Museum has grown into a leading provider of nature education experiences in the Hudson Valley. Its mission is to develop responsible caretakers of the natural world through its special focus on environmental education. It uses its living collections of native animals, natural habitats and trails to present a wide variety of programs for people of all ages at its two locations.


Upcoming Events


Nature Strollers

Mondays  at 9:30am
Outdoor Discovery Center
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Woolly Bear Caterpillars

Saturday, October 1
Outdoor Discovery Center
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River Otters & The Weasel Family

Sunday, October 9
Outdoor Discovery Center
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Adult Adventure: Fall Foliage Hike to Storm King Mt. 

Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day)
Offsite @ Storm King  Mountain
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Adult Program: Hoots and Hard Cider

Saturday, October 15
Wildlife Education Center
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Fall Foliage Hike 

Sunday, October 19
Outdoor Discovery Center
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"I Spy" Halloween Trail

Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30
Outdoor Discovery Center
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Featured Programs & Activities


Grasshopper Grove

Open to the public Saturdays & Sundays 10am-4pm
What’s Grasshopper Grover like? Watch here!
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ANTs Fall 2016

Register now!
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Young Naturalist Preschool- Frog Class for age 3

Meets Tuesdays & Thursday Afternoons
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Support the Museum while you shop! 

Birthday Parties

At the ODC or WEC

Sponsor An Animal

Makes a unique gift & helps our animals!
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Field Trips & In-School Programs

Resources for Schools
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