Effective Monday, June 13, 2022, APEC’s health and safety protocols for those who wish to enter APEC are changing as per NYC mandates. Masks are recommended, but no longer required, for visitors of all ages.
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 4:00 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 handicap accessible. Walking trails are open from dawn to dusk, year ‘round.
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!
Visit Our Animal Room and Meet APEC's 80+ Animal Ambassadors!
Fly, Jump, and Stretch with our Interactive Animal Exhibits!
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.