The Discovery Center

Room Rentals

The Discovery Center, a fully accessible facility, is ideal for training sessions, meetings, small conferences and business retreats. The building features 1,642 square feet of meeting room space, two meeting rooms and a unique greeting area with 3,500 square feet of interactive exhibits. Meeting rooms feature internet access, tables, chairs and projectors. There are several miles of marked, multiple-use trails located out the back door of the Discovery Center. Most trails are considered easy to moderate and highlight the unique plant communities of the preserve.  

Rentals are booked with 4 weeks advanced notice and are subject to staff and facility availability.  Check the availability by clicking here or calling (518) 456-0655.

Download and print our room rental flyer here.

Karner Classroom

This room is a great place for smaller meetings or small group events. Seating in this space is comfortable for 30 with chairs only or 15 around a table.  When not in use it hosts a variety of special exhibits so you may be surrounded by beautiful photography.  It’s a relaxed space that lets in some great natural light.


The room has the following amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Projector and screen
  • Whiteboards
  • Audio system and lapel microphone
  • Sink and counter areas


Pine Barrens Room

This room is a more formal meeting room with the flare of the Discovery Center still present.  This room is easily accessible from the exhibit space and has the ability to be split in two.  With carpeted floors and dual projection system, this room can seat up to 50 with chairs only or 25 chairs with tables.


The room includes the following amenities: 

  • Dual projectors and screens
  • WiFi
  • Whiteboards (only if split in two)
  • Audio system and lapel microphone
  • Sinks and counter areas
  • Room dividers


Elfin Room

This is a small formal meeting space with natural light and convienently located near the front doors of the Discovery Center.  Great as an additional space for break out groups or smaller one on one meeting.  With carpeted floors and 50" screen, this room can seat up to 6 around an dark walnut conference table. 


The room includes the following amenities: 
  • 50" Monitor w/Chromecast
  • WiFi
  • Conference phone




Single Room Rental (Base Rate: $150)
This includes 4 hours during normal operating hours, in one room (Pine Barrens Room, Karner Classroom or Elfin Room), tables and chairs set-up, 1 APBPC staff host and A/V. Renter set up and clean up are included in this time frame.
--Additional hour during normal operating hours: $40/hour
--Non-profits receive a 50% discount.
Rentals may be scheduled between the hours of 9:30 am and 3:00 pm Monday-Friday and 10:30 am and 3:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays based upon staff and facility availability.
All rentals must be booked at least 4 weeks in advance.
We are closed: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Check Availability!

Click here to check if a room is available for your specified event or call the Discovery Center (518) 456-0655.

Required Documentation
  • License to use agreement
  • Liability waiver (private) or Certificate of Insurance (organization)
  • Food permit (catering and public events)
  • Security Deposit Form (CC on file)