It is my first time here. What can I do? Our Live Animal Museum and Indoor Exhibits are located in the Manor House. Outdoors, we have a variety of exhibits and trails, including Birds of Prey, Barnyard, Native American Sites, 33 acres of walking trails and a Nature’s Discovery Playground. Please refer to the Visit section of this website for more information.
Do you have a map? You can download a map of our property here! Maps are also available inside the Manor House as well as in several kiosks throughout the grounds, including at the playground and the entrance to the trails across from the Birds of Prey exhibit.
Are you handicap accessible? The Nature Center has handicap parking areas located behind and to the far side of the Manor House. Although we have handicap accessible bathrooms on the main floor, we do not have an elevator and/or handicap accessible entrance to our Live Animal Museum.
Are the trails stroller friendly? The trails and Live Animal Museum are not conducive to strollers. Strollers can be left in main entry area inside the Manor House.
Is there a playground area for children? Yes. Our Nature’s Discovery Playground is designed for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy and is located next to the great lawn. It is also wheelchair and stroller accessible via a path located at our handicapped parking area next to the Manor House.
What is included with admission? Our Live Animal Museum is housed upstairs, including hands-on interactives and knowledgeable volunteers that can help you learn more about these fascinating animals. Please refer to the Indoor Live Animal Exhibit on the Visit section of this site.
Become a member! All memberships offer free admission to the Manor House and a discount to our Nature Store. Many packages also offer family benefits and discounts to programs and events. You can also feel good that your membership helps support our education programs that impact nearly 90,000 people every year!
What animals do you have? The Nature Center has several dozen animals of all families and species including Birds of Prey, Reptiles, Mammals and more. They are located outdoors and within our Live Animal Museum located on the second floor of the Manor House.
Are you able to accept animal donations, adopt animals, or re-home an animal? The Nature Center is not able to accept wild animals or exotic pets. If you have an animal in need of a forever home, please contact your local animal shelter, animal control or petfinder.com
I found a baby animal. Should I intervene? Although well-intentioned, human interventions are usually unnecessary and could be harmful to the animal. Parents are typically still in the area taking care of their babies even though they may not be visible. If you care, please leave it there!
What if an animal is injured? If you see a clear injury or are having doubts, do not try to pick up the animal yourself. Instead, contact a professional rehabilitator who will be able to advise you on a case-by-case basis. You can find a list of wildlife rehabilitators near you by visiting the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s website.
Can I bring the animal directly to the Nature Center? We cannot accept animals. The only people legally allowed to treat and release wild animals are wildlife rehabilitators licensed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). We would be happy to refer you to a wildlife rehabilitator in your area; please call us at 914-723-3470 if you need information.
Do you have Scout programs? Yes. The Nature Center offers programs for scouts throughout the year. We also welcome scouts to apply to complete their special scout requirements here with the assistance of staff members.
What programs do you have for teens? The Nature Center holds a monthly Teen Scene Science Cafe meeting for teens interested in science and STEM. We also offer a rewarding pre-professional Volunteer Program that teenagers may apply at select times throughout the year.
What programs do you have for adults? We offer many daytime and evening adult programs throughout the year. Please refer to our Program & Event Calendar to see what we have to offer.