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Facility Rentals

Rental Facilities

Looking for the perfect spot for a community meeting, family gathering or business retreat? Affordable and attractive rentals are available at the Tenafly Nature Center. TNC members may rent the Education Pavilion & Campfire Ring for meetings, workshops, or parties. The facility is suited to small low-key events: adult groups and children’s parties with a maximum of 50 people. Rentals may be scheduled between the hours of 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, seven days a week.

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    Education Pavilion

    • Dedicated in November 1999, the pavilion is a 30-foot by 40-foot open-air structure. 
    • Contains eight recycled plastic lumber picnic tables, four of which have wheelchair extensions.
    • Used for camp, school, scout, birthday, and public programs throughout the year.
    • Has accessible concrete floor and walkway.
    • Five lights line the walkway and there are nine pendent lights inside the structure.
    • Additional outlets are available for approved equipment.
    • Roll-down Sunbrella® cloths are available on three sides to keep out inclement weather.
    • A large covered fireplace is available for use (with staff supervision)!
    • A wheel-chair-accessible, eco-friendly, water-less composting toilet is next to the parking lot and just 90 feet from the pavilion. 
    • Two flush restrooms are available on the ground floor of the John A. Redfield Building.

    Campfire Ring

    • A rustic spot in the woods 150 feet southeast of the parking lot and Pavilion.
    • A stone fire circle, ringed by nine recycled plastic lumber benches.
    • Can accommodate a maximum of 30 people.
    • For forest protection, safety, and insurance reasons, fires are permitted only with staff supervision.

    Facility Rental Add-Ons

    Campfire or Fireplace Use

    For an additional fee groups are welcome to have a fire at the Campfire Ring or Education Pavilion fireplace.
    • Fires permitted only with staff supervision.
    • Fee includes s’mores materials, firewood, setup, and fire cleanup. Kosher options available upon request.
    • In the event of inclement weather Campfire Ring rentals may utilize the covered fireplace in the pavilion.
    • Fires are prohibited elsewhere in the preserve!

    Education Programs

    In conjunction with a facility rental, groups may schedule an environmental program. Our professional Environmental Educators offer a wide variety of programming to over 1100 groups each year. With their boundless curiosity, participants touch, observe and listen to the natural world.

    Available year-round, programs are designed for groups that range in size and for all ages. If you are interested in having our educators lead your group in a hands-on learning and observational exploration please visit our current program offerings to learn more:

    Animal Encounter

    Help support the Animal Ambassadors that live at TNC. Add on a 30 minute visit with your sponsored ambassador. All rental sponsorship's receive a thank you package which includes: a photo with the sponsored animal, certificate, 8x10 photograph of sponsored animal, recognition in our newsletter, species information and animal's biography.

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