Science Barge

The Science Barge is a floating environmental education center on the Hudson River that has been in Yonkers since 2008. The Science Barge grows an abundance of fresh produce including tomatoes, melons, peppers, eggplant, and lettuce with zero net carbon emissions, zero pesticides, and zero runoff. All of the energy needed to power the Barge is generated by solar panels, wind turbines, and biofuels while the hydroponic greenhouse is irrigated solely by collected rainwater and purified river water, thus operating completely “off the grid.” The Science Barge is a public education destination and hosts school groups from the tri-state area during the week, and the general public on weekends. However, due to the Coronavirus, at this time we are only conducting pre-scheduled and virtual visits.

People standing outside barge