Adult Programs and Adventures

Iona Island Hike

Date & Time: Saturday, June 17 9am – 12pm/1pm (approx. return time between 12 and 1) 
Location: OFFSITE at Iona Island
Admission:  Museum Members $7. Not-yet-Members $10
Pre-registration required- See below to register

Join us for a special opportunity to hike Iona Island with “Doc” Bayne, a regionally recognized naturalist and historian. Learn all about this nature preserve that includes evidence of Native Americans, Colonial life and a rich military history. Today it supports wildlife including the majestic Bald Eagle. Wear proper footwear, and bring lunch and water. Meet at the Iona Island parking area. Full directions will be emailed.


 Hit the Trail: Schunnemunk Mountain

Date & Time: Saturday, July 8 9am – 1pm
Location: OFFSITE at Schunnemunk Mountain
Admission:  Museum Members $7. Not-yet-Members $10
Pre-registration required- See below to register


Hike the highest mountain in Orange County with an experienced guide, Adam Harlec. We’ll take the White Trestle Trail to the top of this 1,664 foot summit for some great views of the Hudson Valley. Approximately 4 miles round trip with a 1,200 foot
elevation gain. Proper footwear is required and bring lots of water! Full directions will be emailed.


Iona Marsh Canoe Trip

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 8 10am – 12:30pm
Location: OFFSITE at Iona Marsh
Admission:  Museum Members- Adults $15, Children (12-17) $10. Not-yet-Members- Adults $15, Children (12-17) $10
Pre-registration required- See below to register


Paddle through this marshy maze in Rockland County with Reserve naturalists. Nestled in the Hudson Highlands adjacent to Bear Mountain State Park, this wetland features marsh flowers, snapping turtles, and dramatic views of Dunderberg, Bald, West, and Manitou Mountains. You may catch a glimpse of a blue crab swimming below or a secretive green heron perching above the water. Equipment will be provided. Full directions will be emailed.

*Please note: you must pay for and indicate the number of people PER CANOE when checking out. Multiple people can share a canoe. *


Wildflowers & Wine

Date & Time: Sunday, August 20 at 6pm
Location: Outdoor Discovery Center
Admission:  Museum Members $15. Not-yet-Members $20
Pre-registration required- See below to register


The weather is warm and the wildflowers are in bloom! We’ll start our evening adventure in magical Grasshopper Grove then stroll through charming fields full of wildflowers with a glass of wine in one hand and a Newcomb’s field guide in the other. Admire rudbeckia while sipping merlot or appreciate the delicate Queen Anne’s lace with a pinot grigio.
 

Registration coming soon


“En Plein Air” Paint ‘n’ Sip

Date & Time: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  Check back soon for a new date! Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Location: Outdoor Discovery Center
Admission:  Museum Members $50. Not-yet-Members $60
Pre-registration required- See below to register

Join us for a “Paint ‘n’ Sip” event in the great outdoors, a style called “en plein air” - French for “in the open air”. This will be a fun late afternoon in a communal setting where participants are encouraged to paint, eat, drink, and socialize. Renowned local artist, John Gioia, will guide participants through a step-by-step process, while encouraging individuality. The class
includes wine, cheese, painting instruction, and everything you need to create your own masterpiece. No previous art experience is required.

Registration is temporarily unavailable. Sorry for any inconvenience!