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Special Veteran’ ... 11/4/14

To honor men and women in uniform, past and present, the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center will host two Live Local Wildlife programs on Veteran’s Day, Tuesday November 11, 2014. The first program at 1:00pm is for veterans or active military, their guests and the public, and the second program at 3:00pm is for veterans, active military and their guests only.

Pine Bush Perspect ... 10/30/14

On November 2, 2014 from 1-4pm the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center will host the unveiling of their first juried photo exhibit, celebrating the uniqueness and diversity of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.


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.