⚠️Main building is currently Closed but we have (2) Portable Restrooms for your convenience⚠️

The Marine Nature Study Area is a 52-acre preserve in Oceanside, NY that is devoted to environmental education and natural history. It is managed by the Town of Hempstead and features an interpretive center with tanks containing live specimens of marine life and informative displays. The objectives of the area include providing an outdoor laboratory for schools, educating about salt marsh ecology, marine conservation practices, earth science, marine biology, and nature study, as well as opportunities for research in marsh ecology and management for college students, and art and photographic studies. 

"Designed to provide education, research, preservation, management practices and  to enrich community life"

 Official member of The Globe Program

Town of Hempstead : Marine Nature Study Area500 Slice DriveOceanside, NY 11572(516) 766-1580