Greenburgh Nature Center
Dromore Road
Scarsdale, New York 10583
(914) 723-3470 • 813-1812 Groups

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Nestled amidst a 235-acre greenbelt, the 33-acre Nature Center features a beautiful woodland with a brook, pond, and rock outcroppings providing habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, including mammals and eight species of reptiles and amphibians. The property is at the junction of two bird migration flyways, offering sanctuary to spring and fall migrating song birds.

Visitors can also enjoy a Rock Garden, Herb Garden, a Maple Sugaring area and more outside. Inside the Manor House a Nature Museum features a variety of exotic and local animals, many of which can be handled by the public. A Greenhouse offers botanical exhibits and programs.

GNC also offers a wide range of nature-related Family Programs as well as classes in arts and crafts. Special Events include concerts, performances, lectures and more. Call for a calendar.

School Groups have a special treat with about 20 great programs offered for pre-K through grade 12. Programs can also be custom-made for your group's needs. A few of the standards are Animal Adaptations (pre-K - 3): a nature hike and handling some GNC animals helps students learn about this subject; Orienteering (4 - 7): students practice with map and compass; To Build or Not to Build (8 - 12): a two-hour seasonal program analyzing the environmental impact of a hypothetical office mall at two sites on the grounds.

The other programs are just as great, covering various nature-related subjects. Most programs last 90 minutes (60 for pre-K - 1). Extended Day visits include two programs. Outreach Programs (like the popular Egg to Chick) are also available, including versions of some on-site programs, as are programs for Adult Groups.

Hours: Grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk. Indoor exhibits open Monday - Thursday, 9:30am to 4:30pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 4:30pm. Closed Friday. Hours and rates are subject to change. Please call to confirm.
Adults $7.00
Seniors $6.00
Students $6.00
Children (2-12) $5.00
In-House School Programs:
Grades pre-K - 2: $125.00 per naturalist
Grades 3 - 12 $175.00 per naturalist
Outreach Programs start at $215.00 for Grades pre-K - 2 and $275.00 for Grades 3 - 12
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks ahead.
Lunch: Bagged lunch can be eaten at Center (school groups by reservation only). Fast food nearby.
Handicapped Access: Partial.
Directions: I-87 North to exit for Rt. 100 North (Central Park Ave.) in Yonkers. Continue north on Central Ave. Pass an A&P Shopping Center on right. About 1/4 mile ahead there is a Burger King on right. Just after passing Burger King, turn right onto Dromore Rd. Follow signs. 30 minutes from George Washington Bridge.

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