Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries is the Hudson Valley campus of Clarkson University located in Beacon, NY - with administrative headquarters located on Main Street and a state-of-the-art educational facility on Denning's Point, Beacon, NY.
As its mission, Clarkson University's Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries ignites citizen science, user-inspired R&D and education through collaboration and creative innovation to inspire sustainable solutions for estuary and freshwater ecosystems throughout the Hudson Valley and across New York State.
True to its mission, the campus serves as both a research institute focused on healthy water solutions and a provider of educational services, including K-12, public and family and professional graduate programs.
Learn more about our growing Hudson Valley campus.
Fall 2020 Hours
Clarkson's Beacon Institute Gallery and Water Ecology Center are now open for public visitors on Saturdays.
Please note: public hours and events are subject to change. Click here for our latest upcoming public events and hours. (Please note: listings are subject to change.)
Water Ecology Center
NEW! Bring the family to experience our new Critter Cribs: Hudson River Habitats exhibit.
199 Denning's Ave, Beacon, NY
inside Denning's Point State Park
Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Jane Colgan "Blessing Waters"
199 Main St., Beacon, NY
Saturday 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
For the safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers, and in compliance with state and federal guidance, social distancing practices must be followed. Indoor and outdoor activity groups are limited to a preset number of participants. Masks must be worn at all times inside facilities and throughout in-person programs; as well as on the trails and premises whenever a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained between individuals or households.