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Ed Center Reopening & 6th Birthday Celebration

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Join Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy for a special family-friendly event celebrating the reopening and the 6th Anniversary of the Environmental Education Center!

Open Hours at the Education Center will resume on Saturday, September 25 from 1:00-5:00 PM at 99 Plymouth Street. We will celebrate our reopening and recent 6th anniversary of the space with some special birthday festivities and outdoor activities, in addition to allowing visitors back indoors to explore our unique educational exhibits and animals.

Featuring themed crafts, a community art project using recycled materials, a mini photo booth, goodie bags, Park scavenger hunts, and more! Brooklyn Public Library will present a nature themed storytime at 2:30 PM at the Pebble Beach Stairs.

This day is presented in collaboration with local partners including Billion Oyster Project, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Bridge Parents, and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Please scroll below for important protocols and safety information regarding indoor visits to the Environmental Education Center.

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  • COVID-19 Safety Measures and Indoor Attendance Requirements

      ​​The Conservancy is committed to providing a safe environment for visitors to the Environmental Education Center and are following State, City, and CDC guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19, including the Mayoral Executive order: Key to NYC.

      Additional requirements are as follows: 

      • Participants and staff are required to wear masks at all times.
      • All Environmental Education Center visitors ages 12 and older are required to provide proof that they have had at least one dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. Visitors who cannot provide proof of their vaccination upon arrival will not be permitted entry. 
      • Visitors will need to present valid ID matching the name on their proof of vaccination. 
      • One adult from each family unit must sign-in with their name, phone number, number in group, zip code, and signature. By signing, you are also attesting your group has self-certified for COVID symptoms. 
      • A maximum of 25 visitors are allowed in the Education Center at a time.
      • The room will follow a one-in, one-out policy when at capacity. If demand is continually high, visitors may be subject to time-limits. 
      • Masks, gloves, hand sanitizer will be available onsite for participants.

      Acceptable methods for providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination include:

      Valid ID includes your name and a photograph; for example:

      • School I.D. card
      • Driver’s license
      • Government I.D. card
      • IDNYC card
      • Passport

      If you have questions regarding our COVID-19 safety policy, please email us at [email protected].

  • Not Permitted

      • Food and drink
      • Bare feet
      • Dogs and other pets
      • Strollers, bicycles, roller skates, scooters, and skateboard
  • About the Environmental Education Center

      Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Environmental Education Center is a year-round space, located at 99 Plymouth Street in DUMBO.  It is the home base for our thriving education program which serves over 10,000 school children each year. The Environmental Education Center is open to families and park visitors on weekends and weekday afternoons.

      Participate in Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Environmental Education Programs to investigate the ecology, history and infrastructure of the Brooklyn Waterfront.

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