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Open Hours at the Environmental Education Center

Next Date
Sep 25, 2021
Saturday
Time
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Occurs
Tuesdays (3-5pm), Thursdays (3-5pm), Saturdays (1-5pm)
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Explore Brooklyn Bridge Park like never before during open hours at the Environmental Education Center!

The Environmental Education Center reopens for free, drop-in hours three afternoons a week at 99 Plymouth Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn starting on Saturday, September 25! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with monthly educational themes, a 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more.

Open Hours offer the opportunity for self-led investigation with guidance by expert educators to reveal the hidden stories found within and around Brooklyn Bridge Park

Share all your Ed Center experiences on social media by tagging your posts with #edcntr.

SCHEDULE

  • TUESDAYS 3-5pm
  • THURSDAYS 3-5pm
  • SATURDAYS 1-5pm

*The Education Center will be closed on the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 7,
  • Saturday, October 23
  • Thursday, November 25 and Saturday, November 27 (Thanksgiving)
  • December 23-January 1

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

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PREPARING FOR YOUR VISIT

  • 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 skateboards
  • 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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