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How will COVID-19 affect your visit to any of the three Gateway units? Find out more here.

Visitor Centers and Ranger Stations are closed throughout the park until further notice.

All programs and events have been cancelled until further notice.

Even though we are not having "in person" events, there are still many ways to learn at Gateway. Visit our Park Fun at Home page to see our virtual junior ranger program and more.

The Terrapin Research Group on patrol

Jamaica Bay Terrapin Project- Photos by Peter Hyungjun Yoon

- created 2015

This exhibit was created by Peter Hyungjun Yoon, a volunteer in the Terrapin Research Project of Hofstra University, led by Alexandra Kanonik and Russell Burke, Ph.D., of Hofstra University. This ongoing project, now in its 18th year, studies the diamondback terrapin here at Jamaica Bay.

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Horseshoe Crab's Crown
Horseshoe Crab's Crown

Heather Feather and Valentina Gallup
used with permission

Horseshoe Crab's Crown- Heather Feather and Valentina Gallup

How a lifetime fascination became a children's book.

This exhibit, telling the story of the creation of "Horseshoe Crab's Crown", has been adapted from a show produced last year in conjunction with the 2019 Horseshoe Crab Festival and to celebrate the publication of of the book. The opening included a reading by Heather and Valentina. This online exhibit includes images from the opening. -- C. Markis, Curator.

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Visitors observing oyster frames
Participants in the "I Love My Park Day, May 2019"  observing frames of growing oysters from the "Billion Oyster Project" started by the New York Harbor School

Dean Moses
used with permission

Tangible Nature - Photos by Dean Moses

Even though the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is currently closed, you can still view the exhibit "Tangible Nature" online.

Dean Moses is an author, award-winning photographer, and freelance journalist. His exhibit explores the relationship and rapport humans can have with nature.

Find out more about here.

Last updated: June 18, 2020

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