Mangano: Tackapausha Museum To Give Live Animal Presentation At Summer Camps

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Tackapausha Museum’s Live Animal Presentation will go on the road to offer an hour long enrichment program entitled: “Wild Long Island” Animal Program at location of the Nassau County’s Summer Recreation Camp as well as at the Village of Rockville Centre’s Summer Program. The “Wild Long Island” Animal Program will feature Environmental Education including Birds of Prey, Reptiles and Mammals.

Tackapausha Museum will provide the “Wild Long Island “Program to the Nassau County Summer Recreation Camps on the following days:

  • Nickerson Beach: Thursday, August 2nd from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Eisenhower Park: Friday, August 3rd from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Cantiague Park: Friday, August 3rd from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Wantagh Park: Tuesday, August 7th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tackapausha Museum will provide the “Wild Long Island “Program to the Village of Rockville Centre Summer Camp on:

  • Monday, August 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Anderson Recreation Center located at 111 Oceanside Road in Rockville Centre. Open to all Rockville Centre residents.

About Tackapausha Museum and Preserve

In the middle of densely populated Seaford on the South Shore, is a historic and beautiful 84-acre sanctuary of oak forests, ponds and streams, small mammals and scores of bird species, all of which can viewed via five miles of clearly marked trails. 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.

Tackapausha Museum and 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 itself consists of three sections divided by major roads, with trails that meander through each part. In the southern section, between Merrick Road and Sunrise Highway, 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, between Sunrise Highway and Clark Avenue, a small, secluded pond draws waterfowl and amphibians. The northern section, between Clark and Jerusalem avenues, includes a small wetland near Clark.

The newly renovated Tackapausha Museum and Preserve includes an innovative Hands-On Discovery Center with reptiles, birds of prey, owls and squirrels, along with crafts and guided nature tours. In addition to serving the public and local school groups, the Museum and Preserve will now also be available for Scout programs and birthday parties. Tackapausha Museum and Preserve is open Thursday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Admission is as follows: $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: