Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced a family-friendly “Wonders of the Rainforest” program will take place at Tackapausha Museum and Preserve on Saturday, January 31st at 1:00 p.m.
Children of all ages are invited to meet local author Eric Young and hear the inspirational story of the Rainbow Almond Tree, inspired by trips to Costa Rica. Mr. Young will share his book and introduce the children to the wonders of the rainforest! Afterwards, children can meet live rainforest animals and participate in making a craft. Admission for this program is $5.00 per person.
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve
The Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, the first tract of preserve land acquired by Nassau County, is one of the most popular preserves on the South Shore. The Museum and Preserve provides residents with the opportunity to enjoy a physically and spiritually invigorating hike in a convenient and accessible location. In addition, the preserve incorporates a 3,000-square-foot museum with displays about the ecology of Long Island, as well as animal exhibits and shows and interactive activities for children.
The preserve consists of three sections with trails that meander through each part. In the southern section, the preserve is host to the largest Atlantic White Cedar “stand,” or grouping of trees, in Nassau County, located in a swamp just north of Tackapausha Pond, near Merrick Road. In the central section, a small, secluded pond draws waterfowl and amphibians. The northern section, between Clark and Jerusalem avenues, includes a small wetland.
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve is located at: 2225 Washington Avenue, Seaford, NY 11783 and is open Thursday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Regular admission is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children over 5 and senior citizens. For further information please call: (516) 571-7443 or visit the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.