It's a day of exploration and learning at Garvies Point Museum & Preserve in Glen Cove
It’s a natural history museum dedicated to Long Island geology, and Long Island Native American archaeology - we are exploring Garvies Point Museum & Preserve on this Road Trip: Close to Home.
The Glen Cove museum sits on a 62-acre preserve set along Hempstead Harbor.
Inside of the museum you’ll learn all about the origin of Long Island’s formation. You’ll find fossils, including the Gilboa Treestump from one of the oldest fossilized forests on earth in Upstate New York - it's 375 million years old.
And you can see the only known dinosaur fossil found on Long Island.
Check out many minerals, seashell exhibit, and a replica of an archeological dig.
Learn local history and all about the first New Yorkers - Native American artifacts and dioramas are on display. You can even go inside a wigwam
Next get outside and go for a walk on 5 miles of marked trails. Enjoy the forests and meadows.
Experience 2,000 feet of natural, unaltered rocky shoreline.