To all visitors: We have moved to our new home at 229-10 Northern Boulevard, Douglaston, NY 11362!
APEC is open to the public 7 days a week, except for major holidays.
Monday - Friday APEC is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We have varying hours on the weekend and are closed on some holidays.
It is best to call ahead (718-229-4000) if coming in on a weekend or on a holiday to check when we are open.
Our building is ADA accessible.
Walking trails are open from dawn to dusk, year ‘round.
Parking is limited.
We suggest carpooling or utilizing public transportation whenever possible.
On weekdays, parking is available on Northern Boulevard, east of APEC, until 4:00 pm.
Weekend parking is available on Northern Boulevard all day.
Visitors can park and visit our building for free,
but we do have a suggested donation of $5 per person.
You can contribute right at the front desk of APEC if you wish to do so!
Our New Building
Video taken by Willy Airaldi
Visit Our Animal Room and Meet APEC's 80+ Animal Ambassadors!
Take a Walk on Our Trails in Alley Pond Park!
The environmental center is located in Alley Pond Park, surrounded by lush nature trails where visitors can enjoy NYC's natural landscapes. Guests are welcome to attend one of APEC's many nature oriented programs for all ages and visit the center's animal ambassadors. Please explore our website to learn more and register for programs.
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