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If you love them, ... 9/24/14

If you encounter one of these beautiful creatures, wish them well and leave them to follow their instinctual path.

Albany Pine Bush C ... 9/18/14

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission chose the occasion of the 100th meeting of the Commission Board to celebrate the high honor by unveiling a bronze NNL plaque issued by the National Park Service.


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.