Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the family-friendly: “Jungle Bungle Animals” program will take place at Tackapausha Museum and Preserve on Saturday, July 16th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
County Executive Mangano stated, “Tackapausha Museum and Preserve provides families an opportunity to interact with live animals and learn about all that Mother Nature has to offer. I invite residents to join us for Jungle Bungle Animals – a fun family-friendly program for all children.”
Children of all ages are invited to come and observe live animals, live music and interactive songs, Native American Storytelling with puppets, Rainbow color parachute, and multicultural wooden instruments. The program will be taught by teachers Andrea Morale and Lauren McHugh. The program is $5 per person. For more information please call (516) 712-4592 or visit www.creativespiritmedia.com.
Tackapausha Museum and PreserveThe 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.