Seaford, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today
announced the “Terrific Turtles” program at the Tackapausha
Museum and Preserve on Saturday, June 17th
from 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
Children of all ages are invited to come meet live turtles,
enjoy a turtle craft, and nature walk to observe wild turtles
in Tackapausha Pond.
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve
The Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, the first tract of
preserve land acquired by Nassau County, is one of the most
popular preserves on the South Shore. The Museum and Preserve
provides residents with the opportunity to enjoy a physically
and spiritually invigorating hike in a convenient and
accessible location. In addition, the preserve incorporates a
3,000-square-foot museum with displays about the ecology of
Long Island, as well as animal exhibits and shows and
interactive activities for children.
The preserve consists of three sections with trails that
meander through each part. In the southern section, the
preserve is host to the largest Atlantic White Cedar “stand,”
or grouping of trees, in Nassau County, located in a swamp just
north of Tackapausha Pond, near Merrick Road. In the central
section, a small, secluded pond draws waterfowl and amphibians.
The northern section, between Clark and Jerusalem avenues,
includes a small wetland.
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve is located at: 2225 Washington
Avenue, Seaford, NY 11783 and is open Thursday to Sunday from
11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Regular admission is $3.00 for
adults and $2.00 for children over 5 and senior citizens. For
further information please call: (516)
571-7443 or visit the Nassau County Department of
Parks, Recreation and Museums at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.