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Sun 22 Oct
Harvest Wreath
Sunday, October 22, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Using an assortment of grasses, seedpods and dried flowers, you will create a wonderful harvest wreath that is a perfect accent for the autumn season. Display it at home or give it as a gift. One Wreath Per Person. There is an additional $5 per person for materials. (No charge if you bring your own wreath)

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Oct
Reach for the Universe
Saturday, October 28, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

The universe is a vast and amazing place. We only know a fraction of its mysteries, and are learning new things all the time. Join us as we discover some of the amazing secrets of the cosmos!

Registration: Required
Sun 29 Oct
Dr. Frankenstein's Lab
Sunday, October 29, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Calling all spooky Halloween scientists! Join us for some creepy science fun at the Nature Center with some weird & wacky classroom experiments!

Registration: Required
Tue 31 Oct
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

October 31- Happy Halloween
November 14- Turkey Time
November 28- Eco-Ranger
December 5- Holiday Season
December 19- Baby Seals

Tue 31 Oct
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

October 31- Happy Halloween
November 14- Turkey Time
November 28- Eco-Ranger
December 5- Holiday Season
December 19- Baby Seals

Sat 04 Nov
It's a Small World
Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Things we see every day can look a lot different when viewed up close! Join us as we use microscopes to explore a strange and beautiful magnified world.

Registration: Required
Sun 05 Nov
Nature Arts & Crafts
Sunday, November 5, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Join us for a day of beach inspired arts and crafts! We begin with beach combing before heading back inside to create a variety of autumn souvenirs, incorporating the treasures we found in nature.

Registration: Required
Sat 11 Nov
Be Greener & Cleaner (Adult Program)
Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Conserving energy is a cause that the whole world can get behind! Join us as we explore some tips and strategies you may not have considered, that help us be more energy efficient for a cleaner, greener planet!

Registration: Required
Sun 12 Nov
Natural Spa Day
Sunday, November 12, 2017 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Using natural household products learn how to give yourself a day at the spa in your own home. We will make scrubs and lotions that you can take home.

Registration: Required
Tue 14 Nov
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

November 14- Turkey Time
November 28- Eco-Ranger
December 5- Holiday Season
December 19- Baby Seals

Tue 14 Nov
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

November 14- Turkey Time
November 28- Eco-Ranger
December 5- Holiday Season
December 19- Baby Seals

Fri 17 Nov
Family Game Night
Friday, November 17, 2017 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

The weekend is here! Time to have some fun! Bring the whole family down to the Nature Center for some Friday night wildlife-inspired games and activities.

Registration: Required
Sat 18 Nov
Native American Games
Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Through the ages, children have played games that teach them the skills they'll need as adults. As the world has changed, so have the games. Test your skill with games Native American children played.

Registration: Required
Sun 19 Nov
Dream Catcher
Sunday, November 19, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

What's a dream catcher? We will explore the myths and legends behind this creative activity. Together, each family will make a dream catcher and decorate it with feathers and beads. All materials will be supplied. (One dream catcher per person. $1 extra materials fee)

Registration: Required
Sat 25 Nov
Winter Bird Walk (Adult Program)
Saturday, November 25, 2017 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Bundle up, and join us for some birding on the beach! On this stroll through the crisp air, you'll discover the birds that make Jones Beach their home for the winter.

Registration: Required
Sun 26 Nov
Owl Pellet Dissection
Sunday, November 26, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Humans have been intrigued by owls for thousands of years. Come learn about these secretive birds. We will investigate their feeding habits by dissecting an owl pellet to discover what the owl had eaten.

Registration: Required
Tue 28 Nov
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

November 28- Eco-Ranger
December 5- Holiday Season
December 19- Baby Seals

Tue 28 Nov
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

November 28- Eco-Ranger
December 5- Holiday Season
December 19- Baby Seals

Fri 01 Dec
Star Gazing
Friday, December 1, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Join us on the Nature Center patio with the Amateur Observers Society as we observe the stars and constellations. Bring your telescopes or binoculars, or use ours, and we'll uncover more about these diamonds in the sky.

Registration: Required
Sun 03 Dec
Pine Cone Pals
Sunday, December 3, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Winter is a great time to find pine cones! Join us as we collect some, explore their structure, and create fun pine cone animals to take home!

Registration: Required
Tue 05 Dec
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

December 5- Holiday Season
December 19- Baby Seals

Tue 05 Dec
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

December 5- Holiday Season
December 19- Baby Seals

Sat 09 Dec
Winter Survival
Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Explore some of the amazing ways animals survive in extremely cold weather. Some will burrow into the earth to escape it, some sleep through it and others can brave the cold. Through fun experiments and activities, discover what life is like for these hearty survivors.

Registration: Required
Sun 10 Dec
Holiday Wreath
Sunday, December 10, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

The Holiday season is in full swing. Come create a beautiful natural wreath to ring in the New Year. Display it at home or give it as a gift. One Wreath Per Person

There is an additional $5 per person for materials. (no charge if you bring your own wreath)

Registration: Required
Sun 17 Dec
Winter Solstice Hike (Adult Program)
Sunday, December 17, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Join us for a beach walk during the shortest daylight time of the year: the winter solstice! On this invigorating hike, you'll discover some of the creatures that make their winter homes in the sands of Jones Beach.

Registration: Required
Tue 19 Dec
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

December 19- Baby Seals

Tue 19 Dec
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

December 19- Baby Seals

Sat 30 Dec
End of Year Beach Hike
Saturday, December 30, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

The holidays have come and gone. Now join us for a winter walk on the beach as we wave goodbye to 2017 and try to walk off some of those turkey dinners!

Registration: Required
Mon 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Monday, January 1, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

Join us for a hike along the beach in search of seals.

For reservations, please call: JBNC: 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614

Registration: Required