Billion Oyster Project (BOP) is an effort to restore a sustainable oyster population and to foster awareness, affinity, and understanding of the Harbor by engaging New Yorkers directly in the work of restoring one billion oysters. The hands-on science of reef construction and monitoring is executed through in-school restoration based STEM learning opportunities, community science and research, restaurant shell collection and volunteer programs.

In the BOP Exhibit, visitors will get up close and personal with everyone’s favorite bi-valve - OYSTERS! You’ll dive into the work of the Billion Oyster Project and the New York Harbor School, learn about NYC oyster history and many marine critters that call the Big Apple home.

Volunteer Opportunities: If you’re eager to learn more, BOP has family friendly volunteer days on select Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the summer. Fun opportunities to tour our facilities and participate in building wire oyster cages with the BOP team!

Located in House 16 in Nolan Park.

Getting there
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Saturday 11:00 am — 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am — 4:00 pm