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Tue 17 May
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Tue 17 May
Blooming Crafts
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Get ready for spring's arrival by learning how to make a beautiful tissue paper bouquet, or sponge-painted butterfly. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4 2 and younger: Free
Wed 18 May
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Wed 18 May
After-school STEAM Workshop
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator each week to explore a different topic in science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics through experiments, art projects, and more. RSVP required. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4
Thu 19 May
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Sat 21 May
Submarine Scramble
Saturday, May 21, 2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come along for a Jones Beach escape room! Can you make it back to the surface, or will you succumb to the depths of the ocean? Work as a team to solve puzzles and riddles in order to escape from our sinking submarine. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4.
Sat 21 May
TOUCH TANK
Saturday, May 21, 2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Walk in and meet our aquatic animals along side an educator.
Sun 22 May
Squid Lab
Sunday, May 22, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Slap on those gloves and get your dissectiontools ready because we're diving into theanatomy and survival adaptions of the squid.Join us for a guided squid dissection for adeeper understanding of these magnificentmarine animals. RSVP required. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4 2 and younger: Free.
Mon 23 May
Creature Feature
Monday, May 23, 2022 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center is home to several educational animals—come and meet them! Learn about our reptile species, hear their individual stories, and spend time with them in person. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4 2 and younger: Free
Tue 24 May
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Tue 24 May
Panels & Plants
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Solar energy is all around us! Come explore how plants and solar panels utilize the sun's power in different ways. Take a guided walk around the Center and the pollinator garden to learn about the wonders of solar energy. Adults & Teens (Ages 12+), Ages 3 and up: $4
Wed 25 May
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Wed 25 May
After-school STEAM Workshop
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator each week to explore a different topic in science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics through experiments, art projects, and more. RSVP required. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4
Thu 26 May
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Thu 26 May
Birding & Biking
Thursday, May 26, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
It's migration season! Join us for a leisurely bike ride with rest stops for birding. Learn about the different habitats on Jones Beach and keep your eyes open for shorebirds, Ospreys, Warblers,Tree Swallows, and more. No experience required. Binoculars are provided--but bikes and helmets are not . Adults & Teens (Ages 12+), Ages 3 and up: $4.
Sat 28 May
Bethpage Air Show PloverVolunteer
Saturday, May 28, 2022 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Spend Memorial Day Weekend helping protect an endangered species, the Piping Plover.Take a walk out on sand to the beachfront and be positioned around the nesting areas. All ages are welcome to volunteer, but all volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Sun 29 May
Bethpage Air Show PloverVolunteer
Sunday, May 29, 2022 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Spend Memorial Day Weekend helping protect an endangered species, the Piping Plover.Take a walk out on sand to the beachfront and be positioned around the nesting areas. All ages are welcome to volunteer, but all volunteers under 16 must be accompanied byan adult.
Tue 31 May
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Wed 01 Jun
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Wed 01 Jun
After-school STEAM Workshop: Seagrasses
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator each week to explore a different topic in science, technology,engineering, art, or mathematics through experiments, art projects, and more. RSVP required. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4.
Thu 02 Jun
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Fri 03 Jun
Tiny Tots: Solar Power
Friday, June 3, 2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4.
Sat 04 Jun
Summer Crafts
Saturday, June 4, 2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Summer fun isn't limited to swimming at the beach--come inside and make suncatchers and shell crafts to brighten up your day! All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4 2 and younger: Free.
Sat 04 Jun
TOUCH TANK
Saturday, June 4, 2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Walk in and meet our aquatic animals alongside an educator.
Sun 05 Jun
Squid Lab
Sunday, June 5, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Slap on those gloves and get your dissection tools ready because we're diving into the anatomy and survival adaptions of the squid. Join us for a guided squid dissection for a deeper understanding of these magnificent marine animals. RSVP required. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4 2 and younger: Free.
Mon 06 Jun
Creature Feature
Monday, June 6, 2022 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center is home to several educational animals—come and meet them! Learn about our reptile species, hear their individual stories, and spend time with them in person. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4 2 and younger: Free.
Tue 07 Jun
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Tue 07 Jun
Wonders of Wind
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Utilizing the Center's energy exhibits and pollinator garden, this program provides an introduction to the basics of wind, wind turbines,and wind turbine blades. Explore how bird wings influenced the design of wind turbine blades and why it matters where wind turbines are located. Adults & Teens (Ages 12+), Ages 3 and up: $4.
Wed 08 Jun
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Wed 08 Jun
After-school STEAM Workshop: Shelfish
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator each week to explore a different topic in science, technology,engineering, art, or mathematics through experiments, art projects, and more. RSVP required. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4.
Thu 09 Jun
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Thursday, June 9, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Thu 09 Jun
Panels & Plants
Thursday, June 9, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Solar energy is all around us! Come explore how plants and solar panels utilize the sun's power in different ways. Take a guided walk around the Center and the pollinator garden to learn about the wonders of solar energy. Adults & Teens (Ages 12+), Ages 3 and up: $4
Fri 10 Jun
Tiny Tots: Sharks
Friday, June 10, 2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4.
Fri 10 Jun
Birding & Biking
Friday, June 10, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
It's migration season! Join us for a leisurely bike ride with rest stops for birding. Learn about the different habitats on Jones Beach and keep your eyes open for shorebirds, Ospreys, Warblers, Tree Swallows, and more. No experience required. Binoculars are provided--but bikes and helmets are not . Adults & Teens (Ages 12+), Ages 3 and up: $4.
Sat 11 Jun
Pride in Nature
Saturday, June 11, 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Celebrate Pride at Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center! Learn about rainbows, prisms, and light refraction, different species that break gender norms, create chalk art, and make friendship bracelets.
Sat 11 Jun
Creature Feature
Saturday, June 11, 2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center is home to several educational animals—come and meet them! Learn about our reptile species, hear their individual stories, and spend time with them in person. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4 2 and younger: Free.
Sun 12 Jun
Discover the Dunes
Sunday, June 12, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Get a taste of Jones Beach with a beautiful and easy walk. Take a guided walk down to the ocean and back to see what plants, animal tracks, and other features of the landscape there are to be seen on a given day, and learn about what makes Jones Beach unique. The walk consists of a there-and-back trail (1 mile). All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4 2 and younger: Free.
Sun 12 Jun
TOUCH TANK
Sunday, June 12, 2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Walk in and meet our aquatic animals alongside an educator.
Tue 14 Jun
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Tue 14 Jun
Panels & Plants
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Solar energy is all around us! Come explore how plants and solar panels utilize the sun's power in different ways. Take a guided walk around the Center and the pollinator garden to learn about the wonders of solar energy. Adults & Teens (Ages 12+), Ages 3 and up: $4
Wed 15 Jun
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Wed 15 Jun
After-school STEAM Workshop: Erosion
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator each week to explore a different topic in science, technology,engineering, art, or mathematics through experiments, art projects, and more. RSVP required. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4.
Thu 16 Jun
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Thursday, June 16, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Sat 18 Jun
DNA Learning Collection Event
Saturday, June 18, 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Jones Beach is partnering with the Cold Spring Harbor DNA lab in categorizing insect DNA. Using the barcode network website and DNA subway, participants will be able to collect insect specimens and amplify DNA in order to find out what species it is.
Sat 18 Jun
TOUCH TANK
Saturday, June 18, 2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Walk in and meet our aquatic animals alongside an educator.
Sun 19 Jun
Squid Lab
Sunday, June 19, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Slap on those gloves and get your dissection tools ready because we're diving into the anatomy and survival adaptions of the squid. Join us for a guided squid dissection for a deeper understanding of these magnificent marine animals. RSVP required. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4 2 and younger: Free.
Mon 20 Jun
Discover the Dunes
Monday, June 20, 2022 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Get a taste of Jones Beach with a beautiful and easy walk. Take a guided walk down to the ocean and back to see what plants, animal tracks, and other features of the landscape there are to be seen on a given day, and learn about what makes Jones Beach unique. The walk consists of a there-and-back trail (1 mile). All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4 2 and younger: Free.
Tue 21 Jun
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Wed 22 Jun
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Thu 23 Jun
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Thu 23 Jun
Submarine Scramble
Thursday, June 23, 2022 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come along for a Jones Beach escape room! Can you make it back to the surface, or will you succumb to the depths of the ocean? Work as a team to solve puzzles and riddles in order to escape from our sinking submarine. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4.
Fri 24 Jun
Tiny Tots: Circuits
Friday, June 24, 2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4.
Fri 24 Jun
Birding & Biking
Friday, June 24, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
It's migration season! Join us for a leisurely bike ride with rest stops for birding. Learn about the different habitats on Jones Beach and keep your eyes open for shorebirds, Ospreys, Warblers, Tree Swallows, and more. No experience required. Binoculars are provided--but bikes and helmets are not . Adults & Teens (Ages 12+), Ages 3 and up: $4.
Sun 26 Jun
TOUCH TANK
Sunday, June 26, 2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Walk in and meet our aquatic animals alongside an educator.
Tue 28 Jun
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Tue 28 Jun
Wonders of Wind
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Utilizing the Center's energy exhibits and pollinator garden, this program provides an introduction to the basics of wind, wind turbines,and wind turbine blades. Explore how bird wings influenced the design of wind turbine blades and why it matters where wind turbines are located. Adults & Teens (Ages 12+), Ages 3 and up: $4.
Wed 29 Jun
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Wed 29 Jun
Submarine Scramble
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come along for a Jones Beach escape room! Can you make it back to the surface, or will you succumb to the depths of the ocean? Work as a team to solve puzzles and riddles in order to escape from our sinking submarine. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4.
Thu 30 Jun
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Thu 30 Jun
Summer Crafts
Thursday, June 30, 2022 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Summer fun isn't limited to swimming at the beach--come inside and make suncatchers and shell crafts to brighten up your day! All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4 2 and younger: Free.