Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at Jones Beach State Park

Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at Jones Beach State Park

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Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at Jones Beach State Park

New York

(516) 679-7254

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Overview

The Nature Center is on a barrier island beach within Jones Beach State Park. An exhibit area depicts a variety of marine habitats including the South Shore Estuary Reserve, the seashore and the dune environment. There are lots of fun things for kids to do. Inside children can feel live marine animals, look through a children's microscope or play in the kid's activity area. Outside the children can dig up whale bones in the Discovery Bone Cove, walk through the butterfly garden or view a shipwreck. An environmental boardwalk takes you out into the dune environment to see plants and animals that live there. Interpretive programs are available for schools, youth organizations, clubs and the general public. The science-based educational programs are geared to promote a better understanding of the natural world and how the quality of life is affected by what happens in nature. An appreciation for the importance of conservation and stewardship is instilled in each program to ensure a healthy planet for all.

The following activities are accessible to all visitors: Group Tours - Reservations Required, Guided Tours, Interpretive Signs and Educational Services. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends the Nature Center is open on Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Open weekends the rest of the year from 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nature Center can be opened at other times for groups upon advance request. Please do not bring pets into the building.

Map of Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at Jones Beach (NY)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.588537, -73.553639

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Activities

  • Hiking

    An environmental boardwalk goes out into the dune environment to where you can see plants and animals that live there. Interpretive programs, offered along the hiking trails,are available for schools, youth organizations, clubs and the general public.

Directions

Driving

South on Wantagh Parkway to Ocean Parkway, west on Ocean Parkway, follow signs to Nature Center at West End. OR Meadowbrook Parkway south to Ocean Parkway, exit at West End, follow signs to Nature Center.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(516) 679-7254

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