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Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center

Jones Beach State Park Wantagh, NY 516-780-3295

Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at Jones Beach in

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

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Type: Nature center, Zoo, Nature center Price:

Free, programs $4

Description:

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. Inside the center, children can feel live marine animals, look through a children's microscope or play in the kid's activity area. Outside the center, 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 public.

Hours:

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed.-Sun. May 29-Sept. 5, closed Mon. and Tues.(except for special permit request); Rest of year: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat..-Sun.

Season:

Year-round, check website

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