At Sensor Place, YOU are the scientist.

Build a watershed and make it rain. Sense the Hudson with a salt probe. Explore the world of water science and imagination.

An interactive learning space in our storefront at 199 Main Street,
Sensor Place is designed to promote environmental science and sensor literacy with unique exhibits on display for visitors of all ages.

Summer 2017 Hours of Operation:
Sat: 11am-3pm; 2nd Saturdays: 3-7pm


EXHIBITS

This 3D virtual watershed - one of only a handful of its kind in the U.S. - is an exciting exhibit for visitors of all ages to understand hydrology, topography and geomorphology while having their best-ever sandbox experience! This virtual ecosystem allows users to 'make it rain,' channel water flows and sculpt the landscape with their bare hands. Watch video.

'Sensor Station,' inspired by Beacon Institute's River and Estuary Observatory Network (REON), highlights the role of saltwater in the Hudson estuary using sensor probes to measure salinity concentrations of the exhibit's water samples.

'Sensor Station,' inspired by Beacon Institute's River and Estuary Observatory Network (REON), highlights the role of saltwater in the Hudson estuary using sensor probes to measure salinity concentrations of the exhibit's water samples.

Self-guided kiosks designed by Beacon-based LNJ Tech Services give visitors an opportunity to learn in more detail about Clarkson University-Beacon Institute water research and other mission-related programs.

Self-guided kiosks designed by Beacon-based LNJ Tech Services give visitors an opportunity to learn in more detail about Clarkson University-Beacon Institute water research and other mission-related programs.

The River and Estuary Observatory Network (REON) interactive infographic is an exciting and informative tool that, depending on your level of interest, gives an overview and/or in-depth look at the ways that REON is at work in the world.

The River and Estuary Observatory Network (REON) interactive infographic is an exciting and informative tool that, depending on your level of interest, gives an overview and/or in-depth look at the ways that REON is at work in the world.

A 'Sense of Place' exhibit highlights the many environmental, art and cultural organizations that make the Hudson Valley an extraordinary home and destination for residents and visitors.

A 'Sense of Place' exhibit highlights the many environmental, art and cultural organizations that make the Hudson Valley an extraordinary home and destination for residents and visitors.