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2018 Pine Bush Per ... 11/20/18

On Nov 30, 2018 from 6pm to 7:30pm we will host the unveiling of our 5th juried photo exhibit, celebrating the uniqueness and diversity of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.

Night at the Disco ... 11/5/18

We will host Night at the DC on Tues Nov 20, 2018, 4pm – 7pm. Visitors are invited to stop by the Discovery Center after normal business hours to play games, go on a moonlit walk and see the exhibits come to life.

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Special Exhibit in the Karner Classroom: ID Lab

Exploration Station Graphic_Summer-with stem_GBarber2Think you saw a WHAT? Visit our ID Lab and identify your natural mystery or build skills for your next adventure. All ages can participate in our newest exhibit. Discover guided and self-led activities, consult expert hosts, submit your mystery photos or use our field guides to identify your pine bush sightings. This exhibit will be open during regular operating hours through December 2015. Take your Pine Bush knowledge to the next level!

Click on the buttons to the right to download and explore these parts of the exhibit.

ID Sheets: Download our ID Sheets to help guide you in collecting the information needed to identify birds, insect, flowers, mammals and reptiles.

Ask the Expert: Not sure what you saw in the Pine Bush? Submit your photos and one of our experts will try to ID it.  Make sure to visit the ID Lab to find out more!

Guided Activities: We’ll be offering hands-on microscope exploration, owl pellet dissection, games and more on select days in the ID Lab.  Call 518-456-0655 for the next activity.