Address

377 Brigehampton/Sag Harbor Tpke, Bridgehampton NY 11982

Phone Number

631 537 9735

Date Visited

06/17/2015

Website

Link to Website

South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center

Description

South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center (SoFo) is located on Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpke in Bridgehampton.

There is a gravel parking lot in front and a brick boardwalk to the main entrance.

A drive to the back leads to designated handicapped spots and there is a wheelchair lift to the main level

All exhibits and the telescopes on the outside deck are accessible to wheelchair users.

This is a two level building with restrooms on both levels. Single occupancy on main level. Multi stall handicapped accessible on lower level.

A gift shop is located on the main level and there is a cafe on the lower level.

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  2
    Location of handicapped spaces:  lot back of building
    Surface of lot:  gravel
    Distance to venue:  close
    Paths and walkways:  brick
    Location of handicapped entrance:  rear
    Number of floors:  2
    Elevators:  yes
    Steps and staircases:  inside and out
    Width of aisles:  wide
    Location of restrooms:  both levels
    Type of restroom:  single and multi stall
    Ease of entry and exit:  easy
    Baby changing station:  no
    Available food services:  cafe on lower level
    Friendliness of staff:  very friendly and helpful

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When visiting the South Fork of Long Island, SoFo is a wonderful place to take your children. “SoFo comprises two floors of scientifically correct, sensory, interactive nature exhibits enhanced with hidden doors, drawers, peepholes, and live animals that reflect and celebrate the beauty and the natural history of the South Fork.” (website).


We parked out front in the gravel lot but there is designated handicapped parking in a lot at the rear of the building. If required, there is a wheelchair lift to the main level. When we entered the building, we were pleasantly surprised when  told that everyone gets a guided tour. Our lovely and extremely well informed guide, Nicole, explained the exhibits and then took us outside to the outdoor deck overlooking 40 acres of fields and woodlands known as Vineyard Field. Telescopes are located here for animal and bird watching. If you are so inclined, and are wearing your hiking boots, the field opens to the trail system of the Long Pond Greenbelt which includes six miles of walking trails. We then went downstairs,where the live animals are located. Children here were happily dipping their hands into the large touch tank to pick up the sea creatures.


Restrooms are located on both levels. Single occupancy on main level, multi stall handicapped accessible on lower level.


A gift shop is on the main level and a cafe on the lower level.


As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.sofo.org, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



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