The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center was opened in 1993 as one of the Park's main visitor centers. Named after Charles A. Dana, former editor of the New York Tribune and mediator between General Grand and Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, the Discovery Center holds a multitude of educational workshops throughout the year.
In addition to hosting environmental programs for children, the Discovery Center also teaches kids about wildlife firsthand by offering instructions and supplies for catch-and-release fishing in the Harlem Meer.
The Discovery Center is located at 110th street; admission is free, and the Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10AM to 5PM.
— Jesse M. Wheeler