Palmyra Cove Nature Park (PCNP) is a 250-acre urban oasis along a highly developed area on the Delaware River. Habitats include wetlands, woodlands, meadows, wild creek and river shoreline, and a freshwater Tidal Cove after which the park is named.
The Institute for Earth Observations at Palmyra Cove is a STEM educational initiative for students and teachers that studies Planet Earth. This is a unique and engaging facility where experiences can be shared…and innovative collaboration begins!


Our interactive 2,000-square-foot space offers exclusive exhibits for the public to learn about science and technology, from climate change to space exploration. It provides opportunities for exploring the park and Planet Earth! Open 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily (closed on major holidays). FREE fun for all ages from toddler, to teen, to adult! All visitors expected to comply with Rules & Regulations.


A sandless, augmented reality sandbox! “Play” in the sand and watch the colors change…learn about topography, geography, natural sciences, watersheds, and computer science.



Have a “virtual” experience in the deep sea, in space, or from thousands of feet above the ground.  Visit the Apollo 11 landing site (in the past and future!), take soil collections and surface temperature! 



This digital projection globe presents virtual reality without the need for goggles.  Choose from a variety of programs that appear on the globe…you won’t believe your eyes!



HoloGLOBE, the app created right here at PCNP/IEO in collaboration with Merge Technologies, allows you to view authentic earth-observing satellite data. There have been over 1 million downloads!




You may know Atmosphere, but what about Hydrosphere, Pedosphere, Biosphere?  Practice using a clinometer, learn about Land Cover protocol, Biometry protocol, and Water Tranparency protocol!



ICESat-2 will provide scientists with height measurements that create a global portrait of Earth’s 3rd dimension, gathering data that can precisely track changes of terrain including glaciers, sea ice, forests and more.



Explore how satellites see vs. how we see — and see yourself through an optical camera, infrared camera, and a time of flight camera!  


That’s you!  Make environmental observations here at Palmyra Cove Nature Park and share them with GLOBE, a worldwide science and education program!