Forsyth Nature Center

Welcome to the Forsyth Nature Center

Welcome to the Virtual home of the Friends of Forysth Nature Center

The Forsyth Nature Center has been growing and changing for many years.

The Mission of the Forsyth Nature Center is “To foster the exploration of the natural world in and around our community through educational programming and contact with flora and fauna at an interpretive facility”. The Forsyth Nature Center has 24 animal exhibits and a dozen gardens that contain a variety of native flora found right here in the Hudson Valley.

 The Nature Center has been a fixture in the Kingston Community since 1936 and continues to grow and expand with the help of the community through its Friends of Forsyth Nature Center, a not for profit group and with the support of the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department.

 Silly, The Desert Tortoise

Junior Naturalist 2014

Junior Naturalist 2015


Junior Naturalist Program Registration begins on March 16/18th and will be available to book online at You can also register and pay over the phone  (call 845-481-7336) or stop in to register at 467 Broadway, Kingston.


Junior Naturalist Program


Session A (Completed K or 1st Grade) June 29-July 10

Session B (Completed 2 or 3rd Grade) July 13-24

Session C (Completed 4 or 5th Grade) July 27-Aug 7

Session D (Completed 6th, 7th or 8th Grade) Aug 10-14


$200 for Kingston Residents, $270 for non-Kingston residents for Sessions A-C

$105 for Kingston Residents, $160 for non-Kingston residents for Session D


During the Junior Naturalist Program, participants are given the opportunity to learn, recreate and enjoy nature during an intensive summer experience. The program meets at the Forsyth Nature Center from 9am-3pm. Youth participate in hands on environmental education programming in a variety of subject areas while also kayaking, fishing, hiking, exploring and much more! Space is very limited and many sessions fill up on the first day!



New Program Registration Site Live!

The City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce our new Online Program Registration Website is now live. Click here to create an account, search for upcoming programs and much more. Visit for more information.