Tackapausha Museum and Preserve

Tackapausha Museum and Preserve Tackapausha Museum is a Nassau County museum located in Seaford. We have over 100 different live animals. We offer Educational Programs, Birthday Parties, Community Service Projects, and Boy and Girl Scout programs/badges.

Admission: Adults: $5 Children 5-12: $3 Senior Citizens: $3

Save the date!
03/23/2019

Save the date!

03/07/2019

Tonight March 7th 2019 at 7pm public meeting with the NCPD 7th precinct. All are welcome!

02/20/2019

Need somewhere to take the kids or just to get out of the house? We will be open today Wednesday, February 20th, 2019. 11am to 4pm

This Saturday,  take some time away from shopping and enjoy some wildlife
12/20/2018

This Saturday, take some time away from shopping and enjoy some wildlife

This Friday.   Please note this program is not intended for younger audiences.
12/14/2018

This Friday. Please note this program is not intended for younger audiences.

We are beyond excited to announce the expansion of our Egyptian Fruit bat enclosure. Its not quite finished yet,  theres...
12/07/2018

We are beyond excited to announce the expansion of our Egyptian Fruit bat enclosure. Its not quite finished yet, theres some painting and enhancements to complete before the bats move back in. A huge thank you to Sarap Construction Inc. , our Friends of Tackapausha, Inc. , Nassau County Parks, and WINORR- Wildlife In Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation. We started with 4 bats and the family has grown to 9 with possible another on the way.

Event starts at noon.   Presentations will be at 12:15,  1:30pm and  3pm.  Tickets for all program times will be availab...
11/24/2018

Event starts at noon. Presentations will be at 12:15, 1:30pm and 3pm. Tickets for all program times will be available when museum opens at 11am. Please be aware tickets are $10 per person. Sorry we can only accept cash or checks only. No credit cards.

11/22/2018
Join us! Program supports our friends at WINORR- Wildlife In Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation
11/16/2018

Join us! Program supports our friends at WINORR- Wildlife In Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation

Don't let the weather scare you...  our event is indoors
10/26/2018

Don't let the weather scare you... our event is indoors

09/25/2018
you can find our tent with staff and critters by the noon inn
09/16/2018

you can find our tent with staff and critters by the noon inn

What a beautiful day at the Long Island Fair but don't worry, you still have awesome weather for tomorrow and don't forget you also have next weekend September 23/23

We would like to thank everyone from troop #3332 for planting this amazing vegetable garden.  The plants will  be fed  t...
05/18/2018

We would like to thank everyone from troop #3332 for planting this amazing vegetable garden. The plants will be fed to our resident animals.

By popular demand...  Tackapausha Museum & Preserve will be open tomorrow Wednesday, February 21st 2018.  Schools are cl...
02/21/2018

By popular demand... Tackapausha Museum & Preserve will be open tomorrow Wednesday, February 21st 2018. Schools are closed so come by for a visit 11am to 4pm.

01/05/2018

Due to weather conditions, todays Jungle Bungle Show has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. All the museum animals inside and outside are all well. Please use caution on the roads.

This Saturday!!
12/07/2017

This Saturday!!

It is with much sadness we share the news of the passing of one of our most beloved reptiles.  "Glassy" our European Gla...
12/02/2017

It is with much sadness we share the news of the passing of one of our most beloved reptiles. "Glassy" our European Glass Lizard has passed away this past weekend. He came to live at Tackapausha in 1976. For 41 years Glassy educated thousands of children and adults about how amazing and interesting reptiles can be. Very often visitors asked why he was a lizard, not a snake and he was an awesome ambassador for explaining the difference. He will be greatly missed. Please if you have any photos or memories share below.

Today!!!  as part of our Raptors program starting at 1pm we have a special guest in our aviaries.  A non-releasable SNOW...
11/25/2017

Today!!! as part of our Raptors program starting at 1pm we have a special guest in our aviaries. A non-releasable SNOWY OWL !!!!

This Saturday come check out amazing birds of prey from WINORR- Wildlife In Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation.  All proc...
11/20/2017

This Saturday come check out amazing birds of prey from WINORR- Wildlife In Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation. All proceeds from this program go directly to support wildlife rehabilitation. Bring your cameras!! Raptor photography opportunites after presentation!! Tickets will be available starting Friday, November 24th 11am.

11/17/2017

We apologize for any inconvenience- our program scheduled for Saturday night November 18th -"falling stars" has been cancelled due to heavy rain forecast.

11/03/2017
10/27/2017
06/11/2017
Upworthy

Upworthy

Before mowing lawns this summer, keep an eye out for these little ones! (via Ontario Wildlife Removal Inc)

Sweetbriar Nature Center
06/09/2017

Sweetbriar Nature Center

Butterfly & Bird Festival, lots of new fun activities this year!! Don't miss it- Saturday June 10th

Sometimes we get some pretty snappy visitors at the museum. 🐢
05/20/2017

Sometimes we get some pretty snappy visitors at the museum. 🐢

05/09/2017
Dodo Impact

Spotting baby birds this spring that may or may not need some care? Maybe this video will help!

Here's what to do if you find a baby bird all alone 🐦❤️

Happy Earth Day everyone! We're here at the museum celebrating with Children of Mother Earth (CoME) and of course all th...
04/22/2017

Happy Earth Day everyone! We're here at the museum celebrating with Children of Mother Earth (CoME) and of course all the Tackapausha critters on this Saturday afternoon! Come on by and say hello, learn about the great work CoME is doing, and the importance of our amazing environment on this beautiful planet we call home! 🌲🌎🌊

Check out who moved into the aviary at Tackapausha Museum and Preserve!! Just in time for our Earth Day Celebration tomo...
04/21/2017

Check out who moved into the aviary at Tackapausha Museum and Preserve!! Just in time for our Earth Day Celebration tomorrow.

04/14/2017

we are looking for volunteers tomorrow (Saturday April 15th) to help move gravel into some new aviaries. Please call us first before coming in 516 571-7443.

we cant say this enough
04/14/2017

we cant say this enough

Rabbits are NOT Easter gifts!

Long Island Rabbit Rescue Group
04/12/2017

Long Island Rabbit Rescue Group

Shout out to Newsday for this great article, featuring our adopter and volunteer Diana!

Tomorrow! Be sure to check out the Friends of Tackapausha's Greyhound event, "Meet and learn about Greyhounds"! 7:30pm-9...
04/06/2017

Tomorrow! Be sure to check out the Friends of Tackapausha's Greyhound event, "Meet and learn about Greyhounds"! 7:30pm-9pm here at the museum! Refreshments will be served.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for next Friday's Friends of Tackapausha and Grateful Greyhounds program. It will be a wonderful program. Come out and learn about and meet these wonderful dogs. The program starts at 7:30 pm and we will have refreshments. This is a photo of our greyhound, Orion. Hope to see you there. You can mark that you are attending on the event post.

Timeline Photos
03/10/2017

Timeline Photos

Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Museums
03/08/2017

Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Museums

Join our team! Become a lifeguard with the Nassau County Parks Department!

02/22/2017

Todays critter & a craft will be snakes!!! We are open today!

Timeline Photos
02/20/2017

Timeline Photos

01/28/2017

To anyone who has tried calling the museum, we apologize for not answering or getting back to you. We are having issues with the phone line and are currently working on it. Thank you!

Staff only ✋🏼
01/27/2017

Staff only ✋🏼

Tackapausha Museum and Preserve
01/15/2017

Tackapausha Museum and Preserve

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01/15/2017

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01/07/2017

Our Arctic fox, Ghost, is having a blast during this winter storm! We hope everyone is having a safe and warm Saturday!

12/31/2016

YES we are open today New Years Eve and Sunday New Years Day. Regular hours 11am to 4pm.

12/24/2016

Due to the holidays the museum will be CLOSED today Saturday December 24th and Sunday December 25th. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will be opened an extra day this week - Wednesday December 28th at regular hours of 11am to 4pm. Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season.

Address

2225 Washington Ave
Seaford, NY
11783

Opening Hours

Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(516) 571-7443

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