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10TH ANNUAL LUPINE ... 5/3/16

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission will host its tenth Lupine Fest on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 11:00AM to 5:00PM at the Discovery Center.

School Vacation We ... 4/15/16

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission will be offering free programs in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve during the upcoming school break, April 25-30.


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.