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The MUSEUM and GIFT SHOP have reopened!
Normal business hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Please read and follow our guidelines for a safe visit:
- All staff and public are required to wear masks when in foyer, gift shop, and museum.
- Admissions will take place in the foyer through glass window with one group allowed in the foyer at a time.
- Use of credit cards will be encouraged.
- Front desk staff will oversee admittance and staggering of patrons.
- One family group are allowed in foyer, gift shop, and exhibit alcove at a time.
- 3-4 family groups in museum at a time.
- We ask to limit visit duration to 1.5 hours, if necessary.
- If museum is at maximum capacity, we ask that you utilize the nature trails on the preserve, relax in the picnic area (bring a bag lunch),
bring binoculars for birdwatching, visit our bird & butterfly friendly gardens and Native American Herb Garden, or visit the shoreline.
- Feel free to call the museum at 516-571-8010 ahead of time to check for availability.
- Interactive "Woodland Village" will be closed until further notice.
- Directional arrows on carpet will show recommended flow of traffic.
- Exhibit cases, glass, windows, doorknobs, buttons, and other surfaces to be cleaned daily and as needed. (normal protocol)
- Bathrooms will be cleaned daily (as always) and any additional times as necessary.
- We recommend one patron use restrooms at a time, unless parent and child.
- Hand sanitizer pumps available at entrance and throughout museum.
- NATIVE AMERICAN FEAST will be CANCELLED this year.
Must call to register as group size is limited! 516-571-8010.
We have extended the expiration date of the Museum-library passes until the end of the year. Please contact your local library for pass availability. Friends of Garvies Point Museum & Preserve memberships have been extended by 4 months.
Thank you for your continued support!
Welcome to Garvies Point Museum and Preserve!
The Museum is a center for research on Long Island geology and a valued resource in the study of the Island's Native American archaeology.
Reference collections of original archaeological artifacts and geological phenomena are maintained. These are used in exhibits and Museum educational
programs and are available for special research purposes.
A giftshop provides materials and publications related to the exhibits and educational programming, with emphasis on the natural history of Long Island.
Over a dozen educational programs relating to local geology, archaeology, and outdoor environmental themes are offered to school groups during school hours.
Museum resources are used to present topical lessons which teachers may integrate into their classroom curricula. A brochure describing these Museum
school programs is available from the education desk. Brochures are available on this
site as well.
Advance reservations are required for all
classes. Call the education desk at (516) 571-8011 and pre-arrange visits to the Museum.
Garvies Point Museum and Preserve is part of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums whose mission is to preserve and
interpret the county's natural, prehistoric and historic heritage. The Friends of Garvies Point Museum and Preserve is a non-profit educational corporation whose membership is open to all interested in promoting this objective.
Information on volunteer participation may be obtained by calling (516) 571-8011.
Directions to Garvies Point Museum
From the L.I.E. or Northern State Pkwy, exit to Glen Cove Rd., North. Take Glen Cove Rd. north. When road becomes Glen Cove Bypass, bear left at fork,
and continue to last traffic light at the end of road, facing the Glen Cove Fire House. Turn right and follow directional signs.
Please note these prices have changed:
Adults: $5.00; Children 5-12 years: $3.00
Days and Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-4pm
School groups by appointment Tues-Fri
Closed Sundays and Mondays and Holidays
Visit our museum store for a broad range of souvenirs, crafts, Native American objects and other educational items.
NO DOGS. NO COLLECTING.
Picnic area near museum. Free Parking.
Visit the Garvie Family cemetery.
Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation & Museums