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Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center

87 Nature Center Way

The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center opened in July 2001 and is located in Thompson's Lake State Park and adjacent John Boyd Thacher State Park. Exhibits and displays include a geologic model of the Helderberg Escarpment, a live honeybee observation hive, bird viewing area, fossils, furs and other hands-on collections.

Trails for hiking and skiing lead from the nature center to the lake, through woodlands and fields.

The center offers year-round educational programs for school groups, youth organizations, clubs and the general public.



Sunday, May 6, 2018
So this place is really cool I don't think I've ever been here before maybe a long long time ago I don't know I didn't get to stay here for long because I arrived a half an hour before closing but the employees they were very friendly there was a loose turtle or tortoise roaming around they have an extensive fossil and gem stone exhibit, they also have an apiary which is a thing for bees, you should also make sure you ask about the salamanders

Trevor James

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Very well run nature center with helpful staff and a small gift shop. Bird viewing area, plenty of displays, a hiking trail and kids library and game center round the place out nicely.

Charla Moran

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Great experience. Can't wait to get back there.

Elizabeth Cellery

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Love the nature center. Staff are very informative and friendly. Lots of activities to do and learn!

Tracy Zonis

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Love this place so much!

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