Lupine Fest

Discovery Center Experiences

Special activities and programs during Lupine Fest!

The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, sponsored by Trustco, is the gateway to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, providing visitors with interactive exhibits and activities. You are invited to explore the preserve's geologic and cultural significance, examine the plants and animals that live in this landscape, study preserve management principles, and consider human impacts on this sensitive landscape.
Click here for hours and directions.


The Nature of Texture: A Pine Bush Exploration
Visit the FREE new temporary exhibit at the Discovery Center.
Call ahead for hours.

More to see during Lupine Fest!

StoryWalk® Adventure
Location: Karner Barrens blue trail behind Discovery Center
Passport Points: 400
Read a storybook as you walk along the blue trail in the Karner Barrens.

Lupine Art Show
Location: Discovery Center Pine Barrens Room
Passport Points: 400
A collection of lupine photos taken over the last 10 years by visitors to the preserve.

Lupine Selfie
Passport Points: 200
Try out our new selfie stations on the grounds of the Discovery Center. Show your selfie to Visitor Services to earn these points.

Discovery Center Gift Shop Sale
Location: Discovery Center
Passport Points: 200
Purple Sale! Save $5.00 on purple merchandise including limited-addition stuffies.

Lupine Fest Activity Kit Pick Up
Location: Discovery Center
Passport Points: 200
Stop by the Discovery Center and pick up a free Lupine Fest activity kit containing crafts, activities and more!

Pick up a lupine sticker 
Location: Discovery Center Visitor Services
Passport Points: 100
Pick up a vinyl lupine sticker at the Discovery Center Visitor Services desk.


Visit us

195 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205

M-F 9am-4pm
S-S 10am-4pm

Addmission is free!

Don't miss events at the Discovery Center

Bird Banding Observation
May 1

Nature Night Out 
May 10

Native Plant Sale
May 18

Bird Banding Observation 
May 25 

Visit the Gift Shop

Click here to see special sales for Lupine Fest.

Guided walks & programs

We offer education programs for learners of all ages. We offer programs for families, adults, and groups including school groups of all ages, from pre-school to college and everything in between. Programs include hikes, lectures and interactive presentations on a variety of subjects including history, plants, animals and geology.
**Reservations required for these programs.** 
CLICK HERE to make a reservation.