Parks, Recreation & Museums

Posted on: April 14, 2016

MANGANO ANNOUNCES EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT TACKAPAUSHA MUSEUM AND PRESERVE

Seaford, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced an Earth Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at Tackapausha Museum and Preserve from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Residents are invited on a guided trail walk through the preserve to observe the beauty of Spring. Enjoy live animal presentations, crafts, games, and light refreshments. All ages are welcome. Admission is $5 per person.

For additional information on the Earth Day Celebration, please call (516) 571-7443.

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. 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.

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