Marine Nature Study Area
Slice Drive
Oceanside, NY 11572
(516) 766-1580
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Located in one of nature's most pristine wildlife areas, the Hempstead Estuary, the Marine Nature Study Area contains 52 acres of saltmarsh, tidal creeks and uplands that are home to a rich variety of wildlife. It is a waterfowl migration and wintering area for many species of bird, with over 200 being sighted, including 25 nesting species.

Many types of small mammals and reptiles make their home here, as well.

An Interpretive Center includes marine life displays and salt water aquaria featuring local species. One mile of trails and boardwalks lead visitors through this beautiful place by the sea, making it an ideal spot for a family outing, photography, and nature study.

A variety of Educational Programs includes guided field trips for school and youth groups, college level ecology programs, and seining and sampling activities. Programs are adaptable for a wide range of grade levels and are conducted by professionals in their fields. Teachers should call to discuss the nature of the program they need.

Hours: Open 9am - 5pm Tuesday thru Saturday, closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. Call to confirm.
School Group Guided Tours are FREE. 
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Small picnic area available.
Handicapped Access: Partial access, call for details.
Directions: I-495 (LIE) east to exit 34. South on New Hyde Park Rd. to Hempstead Tpke (Rt. 24). Left (east) on 24 about 12 blocks to Nassau Blvd., turn right. Nassau Blvd, becomes Ocean Ave. Continue to end and turn left (east) onto Atlantic Ave. Proceed to Long Beach Rd. and turn right. Turn left onto Windsor Pkwy. and right onto Oceanside Rd. Turn left onto Waukena Rd. and right onto Park Ave. Left onto Golf Dr. and follow around to Slice Dr. and Town Nature Park. 45 minutes from George Washington Bridge.

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