HNP Bridge

If you plan on taking a trip to the Hebron Nature Preserve, please be aware that the floating bridge is out of order. A section has broken it’s chain and it’s unsafe to cross. We will keep you posted on when it has been repaired.

The Hike is On!!

Song Bird Hike is still on for tomorrow beginning at 11:00am but please note that this is only an hour long hike until 12:00pm. The time of 1:00pm was a misprint. We are meeting at the South Grimes Hill Road entrance to the Nature Preserve. You can’t miss it with a nice sitting area around a vernal pool. Dress for ticks and the weather is suppose to be overcast. No drop offs. Parents can wait at the parking area or join us for the walk.

Spring is in the air and the birds are talking all about it!!

Star Wars Week

Star Wars week at the Pember

April 30, Saturday 11:00 AM Star Wars Stories and Crafts for 4-9 year-olds ~ Hear stories about Luke, Leia, and Han, make R2-D2 craft and color some Star Wars pages.

May 3, Tuesday, 3:30 PM: Make your own light saber for adults and school age kids! Learn to wield the light saber keeping a Storm Trooper balloon off the floor. Learn about the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger.

May 4, Wednesday 5-8:00 PM Star Wars Day ~ May the Fourth be with you! Star Wars Games for kids, adults, families. Join us for Star Wars Monopoly, Star Wars Hands Down Game, Star Wars Operation Game, Star Wars Dominoes, and Star Wars Battleship.

May 5, Thursday, 6-8:00 PM For teens and adults. Casual trivia questions about Star Wars from several sources. We’ll have small prizes and some snacks.
May 6, Friday, 7-9:00 PM First Friday – Star Wars Cantina with music by Moose Crossing. Enjoy Yoda Soda, Wookie Cookies, Vader Veggies and other Star Wars-inspired foods. Star Wars costumes encouraged. Ages 0-10212974446_10207395438939191_7692522992627354131_nWe are raffling off this Yoda candy dish. One chance for $3, Two for $5. Final day for raffle will be First Friday, May 6.


Fascination with Geodes

There were five participants for our after-school Geodes & Crystals program on Wednesday, April 6th. We learned so much about geodes on how they are formed and what they look like. Miss Bernie brought a beautiful huge amethyst geode slice from home with a couple smaller ones. The Museum has lots of rocks and minerals to view. After our educational portion of the program, we cracked open some geodes. The kit said children were able to do this activity but Miss Bernie had a heck of a time cracking them open. Luckily five were opened to reveal beautiful crystals and photos were forgotten to be taken. The two tough ones took super powers but only one could be cracked which revealed a solid bed of crystals. One is probably iron!

Wolf Gathering!

See under Calendar page…..



Bags, Buttons & Bows

Please join us at the Pember on Saturday April 23 starting at 4:00pm for our Bags, Buttons & Bows fundraiser.

We’ve all done it: bought that perfect handbag, scarf, or piece of costume jewelry. And there it sits, years later, still in your closet with the tags on. Donate these lost items to the Pember. We’ll accept handbags and other accessories in good condition (no shoes or clothing please).

Donations will be accepted until April 20. Then on Saturday, April 23, you’ll get a chance to buy what somebody else found in their closet. It may be perfect for you!

You do not need to donate to take part in the sale.

For each item donated, you’ll get a playing card (up to three cards). Additional cards may be won or you may buy up to two additional cards. The top three hands at the end of the afternoon will each win a prize. There will be door prizes throughout the afternoon.

Light refreshments will be available.

For more information, contact the Pember, 33 West Main St., Granville, 518 642-2525.

Snowshoe Hike & Workshops

The Snowshoe/Tracking hike is still on for tomorrow morning at the Hebron Nature Preserve from 11am to 1pm. However, the temperature is predicted to be 14 degrees with a windchill to feel like 5 & partly-cloudy. We start promptly at 11 and I will hang out until 11:15am for stragglers, and if no one shows, I’m gone!
Registration is closed for the Pember’s winter break workshops. All classes are full. Thank you.

Owl Walk

Don’t forget our Owl Walk is tonight beginning promptly at 6pm on 13 South Grimes Hill Rd in Hebron at the Nature Preserve. The house next door is #11 and listed as “Granville” for those with GPS. We’ll start with listening to owl calls & passing around owl wings and talons. Bring a flashlight.

After-School Discoveries 2016

Here is our Winter-Spring 2016 After-school program lineup. They are held on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm. Registration is not necessary and the programs are free. Children age 5 and older are welcomed.

February 10 – Antlers & Horns
Discover who wears antlers & who wears horns. Shadow Know-How Game. Each participant will receive an antler piece.

February 24 – Environmental Careers
What sorts of jobs will a program in environment prepare me for?

March 9 – The Totem Pole
What is the Totem Pole origin? Tell a story & create your own totem pole.

March 23 – Museums Around the World
Visit other Natural History Museums without leaving the room!

April 6 – Geology
Discover crystals and geodes

April 20 – Insects
Learn about bugs and bring your own bug.

May 4 – Early Tools
Learn about tools made from animals parts.

May 18 – Fungus Among Us
Which fungus is harmless or deadly?

June 1 – Historic Animals
Discover 5 Animals that helped changed history and 10 terrifying prehistoric relatives of normal animals.

Collections Database

Online Database
The Museum’s online database features more than 6,000 collection items. Each listing contains a description, photo of the item and more.

Research collections of the Pember Museum are available to the public for the following collection units:

  • Amphibians (1 record)
  • Birds (1,363 records)
  • Botany (1,444 records)
  • Eggs (884 records)
  • Geology (382 records)
  • Insects (1,601 records)
  • Invertebrates (273 records)
  • Mammals (152 records)
  • Reptiles (32 records)

Easy to follow directions can be found on the site itself.

We constantly add new data and correct information in the records. If you see an error in the data please contact us. For questions regarding the collection, or online database, contact the Pember at 518-642-1515 or email at

Click here to view the database.

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