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Science Lecture Se ... 1/7/16

The APBPC and Friends of the Pine Bush Community will cohost a lecture on January 21st as a part of their monthly Science Lecture Series at the Discovery Center. The lecture, which starts at 7pm, will be conducted by recent UMass Amherst graduate and Albany Pine Bush Outreach Coordinator Grace Barber on Ants of the Albany Pine Bush.

Pine Bush Perspect ... 1/5/16

Visitors to the exhibit were invited to vote for their favorite photo and today we are excited to announce the winner of the People’s Choice Award, Jason Matheron for his photo Hungry for Milkweed.


When is the DC open?

The Discovery Center is open Monday thru Friday, 9am–4pm and Saturday & Sunday and most holidays 10am–4pm. Admission is free. Find directions here.


The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center is the gateway to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, providing visitors with interactive exhibits and activities. The public is invited to explore the Preserve’s geologic and cultural significance, examine the plants and animals that live in this landscape, study Preserve management principles, and consider human impacts on this sensitive landscape.



The Discovery Center is a valuable tool for local schools and offers classroom spaces, curriculum based programming, a teacher resource center, and a gift shop with educational materials. Through hands-on experiences, staff and volunteers help visitors learn about the unique characteristics of the Pine Bush and nurture a sense of stewardship for the Preserve.