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Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center

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Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
West End 2
150 Bay Parkway
Jones Beach State Park
Wantagh, NY 11793

The Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center is a pioneering facility exploring how energy consumption shapes the natural environment.

Located on the West End of Long Island's iconic Jones Beach State Park, the Center activates the coastal landscape as a living example of these relationships. The net-zero building models how architecture, design, and technology can adapt to a changing environment to meet our energy needs.

Through dynamic and accessible indoor and outdoor exhibits, educational programming, and public events, the Center showcases ways visitors can become conscientious environmental stewards and smart energy consumers.

For more information and to plan your visit: www.jonesbeachenc.org  

When visiting take advantage of the two free mobile tours that can guide you as you explore the Center:
A playful introduction to the exhibits (15 minutes) and a more advanced tour of the net-zero energy features of this building (30 minutes).
Each tour is also available in ASL and English-language audio descriptions.

Visit: Free Mobile Tours at 
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center 

Hours of Operation

  • Open 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, 7 days a week
Thu 26 May
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!
Thu 26 May
Birding & Biking
Thursday, May 26, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
It's migration season! Join us for a leisurely bike ride with rest stops for birding. Learn about the different habitats on Jones Beach and keep your eyes open for shorebirds, Ospreys, Warblers,Tree Swallows, and more. No experience required. Binoculars are provided--but bikes and helmets are not . Adults & Teens (Ages 12+), Ages 3 and up: $4.
Sat 28 May
Bethpage Air Show PloverVolunteer
Saturday, May 28, 2022 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Spend Memorial Day Weekend helping protect an endangered species, the Piping Plover.Take a walk out on sand to the beachfront and be positioned around the nesting areas. All ages are welcome to volunteer, but all volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Sun 29 May
Bethpage Air Show PloverVolunteer
Sunday, May 29, 2022 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Spend Memorial Day Weekend helping protect an endangered species, the Piping Plover.Take a walk out on sand to the beachfront and be positioned around the nesting areas. All ages are welcome to volunteer, but all volunteers under 16 must be accompanied byan adult.
Tue 31 May
FREE WALK-IN TOURS
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Stop in for a guided 30-45 minute tour of the Center with one of our educators!

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