Rye residents benefit from numerous "extras" which make the quality of life something special. The Rye Golf Club has an 18-hole golf course and both Olympic and kiddy pools. The Rye YMCA has excellent facilities for exercise, swimming, aerobics classes, and activities for the whole family. The Rye Recreation Department maintains four recreational facilities and there are several private country clubs within its boundaries. The Rye Marina provides mooring for 350 boats and the 46-acre Rye Nature Center has a museum with a full-time naturalist. In addition, hundreds of acres have been preserved for the Marshlands Conservancy, the Read Sanctuary and the Rye Town Park and Beach. Besides its many recreational facilities, Rye provides a broad range of educational and cultural activities. Programs are offered by the Rye Historical Society, located in The Square House which is now a museum, the Rye Art Center and Wainwright House.