Interpretive Nature Center

Discovery Zone - Panorama

Interpretive Nature Center
11095 Bethany Center Rd, East Bethany, NY 14054

Winter Hours: October - April
Thursday - Friday 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday - Sunday 12:00-4:00pm

Summer Hours: May - September
Thursday - Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday 12:00-4:00pm


In 1998, after two years of extensive volunteer efforts, Genesee County opened an Interpretive Nature Center in the County Park and Forest in East Bethany. Located ¼ mile from the Bethany Center Road entrance, the post and beam structure is host to hundreds of environmental and natural displays.

The Interpretive Nature Center has become a focal point for several community and school environmental education programs. The Center is equipped with an activity room, classroom, several display rooms and a Discovery Zone. Visitors often view deer, rabbits, turkey and other wildlife from the elevated rear porch.

Future plans for the Interpretive Nature Center include a wetland trail, outdoor displays such as a butterfly and sensory garden, a courtyard and pavilion. If you are interested in hosting a program or volunteering your time at the Interpretive Nature Center please contact Claudia Nusstein, Conservation Education Program Coordinator, at (585) 344-1122.