Science Barge

The world-renowned Science Barge is a sustainable urban farm and education center floating on the Hudson. Completely off the grid, the Barge grows fresh fruits and vegetables hydroponically utilizing solar and wind technology. We offer unique programs about sustainability, energy efficiency, urban agriculture and more! Programs range from a one-hour tour to a 3-hour Greenhouse Program and Green Lunch Challenge, where campers will bring their lunches and learn to recycle and compost their waste. Subjects include learning about the advantages of hydroponic and aquaponic food production, studying the Hudson River Estuary and its natural habitat, and exploring the benefits of solar, wind, and biofuel technologies. 
 
For more information, visit our website.
Learn about our educational programs.  
 
Contact Info
Address: 99 Dock St., Yonkers, NY, 10701. Westchester County.
 
Tel: 914-375-2151.
 
 
 
Hrs: Varies.
 
Contact: Ellen Theg.  
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: Grades 1st-12th.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours.
 
Cost:  $175-$450.

Nature Centers Fun Facts

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. In the United States, we use enough office paper each year to build a 10-foot-high wall that’s 6,815 miles long. That’s more than the distance from New York to Tokyo!

Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and trees, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

Follow up your trip by planting a tree or proposing a conservation program for your group.