Beaver Island Nature Center

Beaver Island Nature Center

Quick Facts

Beaver Island Nature Center

New York

(716) 826-8895

Map Directions

Things To Do



Located within the 950 acre Beaver Island State Park, the Nature center offers interactive natural history exhibits and learn about the park environment from a park naturalist. See the beautiful butterfly gardens and get ideas for your own wildflower gardens. Take a nature walk around the lagoon and expierence Beaver Island's diverse wildlife. Get free maps and trail guides for the park.

Exhibits include local flora and fauna. Three-sided panel displays describe the local wildflowers, trees and mammals. Hands-on exhibits are also displayed throughout the center. Live pond display is available in season. Other family programs are available on a seasonal basis.

Register with the Interpretive Programs Office for a private nature education program for your group. Call for a list of available programs. There is a small fee for these programs. Please note that there are no pets allowed in the buildings. The Nature Center is open from July 4th-Labor Day: Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5pm Weekend programs available year-round, call for dates and times.

Beaver Island State Park is located at the south end of Grand Island in the upper Niagara River. The 950 acre park has a half-mile sandy beach for swimming, adjacent 80 slip marina with both seasonal and transient boat slips, fishing access, car-top boat launch, multiple canoe/kayak launches, bike and nature trails, nature center, playgrounds, picnic areas, athletic fields, horseshoe pits, an 18 hole championship disc golf course, an 18-hole championship golf course.

Map of Beaver Island Nature Center (NY)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.960820, -78.960114



  • Wildlife Watching

    Take a nature walk around the lagoon and expierence Beaver Island's diverse wildlife.


For information about local area weather, please visit:



On Grand Island, 9 miles north of Buffalo. Take "Beaver Island" exit off I-I90. For more specific driving instructions, please visit:

Phone Numbers


(716) 826-8895