EagleFest 2016

Bald Eagle  photo: Jessica Munich

Bald Eagle
photo: Jessica Munich

Trailside Museums & Zoo will once again be a participating viewing site for EagleFest 2016, Saturday, February 6th. You may use our spotting scope to get a glimpse of the eagles wintering in our area. Just take the trail across from the bear den to reach Geology Deck, which overlooks the Hudson River. For more information about EagleFest, click here for the EagleFest flyer.

Trailside Zoo Exhibit Design Request for Proposals (RFP)

Design Firm Visits Extended to Feb. 3rd

The Palisades Parks Conservancy (PPC) is seeking proposals for the design of a series of three, adjacent live animal exhibits to replace four existing animal cages at Trailside Museums & Zoo.  Founded in 1927, Trailside is one the country’s first outdoor nature centers and continues to serve up to 100,000 visitors annually.  With a focus on interpreting the natural history of the lower Hudson Valley of New York State, Trailside maintains a live collection of local species, from Black Bears to Spring Peepers.   Upgrading these animal exhibits to more natural habitats is a priority for Trailside and its charitable partner the Palisades Parks Conservancy.  We are seeking a design firm that is willing to work collaboratively with park personnel to improve both our animal facilities and the visitor experience.  See the Trailside Zoo Design RFP.pdf for details.

Trailside Welcomes a Bobcat



Trailside is happy to announce the addition of a bobcat (Lynx rufus). Bobcats are impressive hunters usually preying on small mammals and birds. They are solitary animals except for the breeding season. The bobcat was a captive animal that needed a new home.  She is still getting use to this new environment, but feel free to stop by and see her.