Discover the Night 2023

The public is invited to a variety of special events, programs and experiences being held by the Albany Pine Bush Preserve during the February 18-26, 2023 winter school break.

By Beth MacCallum, Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator

ALBANY, NY – The website contains all the details about this opportunity to explore nighttime in the globally rare Albany Pine Bush.

Visitors to the Discovery Center during the winter break can experience an extraordinary journey into the geologic history, plants, animals, restoration, human influence, scientific research and protection of the globally rare Albany Pine Bush. People can also explore the preserve website from home for videos about local wildlife, storytelling, community history and more. Interactive games, downloadable activities and nature craft instructions are also available.

On Wednesday February 22, from 4:30pm-7:30pm there will be a special in-person event at the Discovery Center located at 195 New Karner Road in Albany. Visitors to Night at the Discovery Center can see the exhibits come to life. Highlights include live local wildlife programs, an augmented reality sandbox, crafts, a free Discover the Night activity kit and re-enactors that bring historic exhibits alive.

Executive Director, Christopher Hawver said, “Our team of remarkable educators have worked hard to provide programs and special events that are safe and fun learning experiences. Discover the Night is an exceptional educational resource for adults, families and teachers who are searching for ways to engage with us and the natural world. We encourage everyone to explore some of the areas that interest you and discover all that is extraordinary about the Albany Pine Bush.” 

The Center is located at 195 New Karner Road in Albany and is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Pine Bush Community. For more information about Discover the Night, trails and other programs visit or call 518-456-0655.

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