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The Interpretive Center at Liberty State Park, located on the shore of Upper New York Bay in Hudson county, houses an exhibit area, auditorium and classroom space. The center's staff leads experiential learning activities that enhance environmental and cultural awareness. Activities are open to class visits, organized groups and the general public. Program topics include wildlife habitats, estuary ecology, birding, invertebrates, trees, urban and wildlife gardening and the Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey. The staff also conducts enrichment programs for educators, including Project Learning Tree and Project WET workshops.

The Liberty State Park Interpretive Center, (open 8am-3pm) located on Freedom Way within Liberty State Park, features environmental and historical exhibits that focus on the changing Hudson River and the surrounding area. The center houses an auditorium and offers programs for school and youth groups, and the public. Liberty State Park provides habitat for numerous resident and migratory birds and is a valuable local resource where people can learn about and interact with the environment.

  • Interpretive Programs are offered throughout the year.

  • All programs will initially meet at the Interpretive Center unless otherwise indicated. In the event of inclement weather, some programs might be canceled. It is always advisable to call ahead before coming out.

  • Annual events include the Earth Day Family Festival in April and the Natioanl Estuaries Day Vomunteer Clean-up in September.

  • Park features include a picnic area, trails, a bike path, Liberty Walk and 60 acres of salt marsh.

  • Year-round ferry service is available from Liberty State Park to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty (except on Christmas Day).

Target Audience(s)
General public, organizations, educators, students of all ages

Division of Parks and Forestry Logo Additional Information
Liberty State Park
Interpretive Center
Morris Pesin Drive
Jersey City NJ 07305
Phone: 201-915-3409
Fax: 201-915-3442

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