Jones Beach State Park P.O. Box 1000Wantagh , NY , 11793
Phone: (516) 780-329540° 35' 46.7772" N, 73° 30' 29.1096" W
The Nature Center is on a barrier island beach within Jones Beach State Park. An exhibit area depicts a variety of marine habitats including the South Shore Estuary Reserve, the seashore and the dune environment. There are lots of fun things for kids to do. Inside the center, children can feel live marine animals, look through a children's microscope or play in the kid's activity area. Outside the center, children can dig up whale bones in the Discovery Bone Cove, walk through the butterfly garden or view a shipwreck.
Classes and workshops about nature are offered.