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Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum

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581 West Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY 11787
Latitude 40.852627
Longitude -73.225403

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve offers environmental education programs year round for schools at all grade levels. The preserve also offers interpretive programs for youth organizations and the general public including Tiny Tots (3-5 year olds), Fun for Kids, Family Adventures, and Adult Ed-ventures.

The nature museum is in the Smith Family home built in 1751. Nature trails lead you through a variety of habitats typical of the north shore of Long Island where many species of plants and animals are found.

No Pets Allowed

Hours of Operation

  • April 1st-September 30th: Tuesday through Sunday, 8:00am-4:00pm
    October 1st-March 31st: Wednesday through Sunday, 8:00am-4:00pm
Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Come join us at Caleb Smith State Park in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. Various volunteer projects will be available to choose from.

Project 1: Gardening
Project 2: Invasive Plant Removal
Project 3: Painting

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Contact event coordinator Kathleen Roth for more information:

Registration: Required
Sat 14 May
Wearable Art
Saturday, May 14, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Design your own personal nature shirt using colorful paint, a super cool collection of nature stamps and your own imagination. We will show you how to make the most unique prints for your shirt. Please bring one light colored t-shirt and a large paper bag per participant.

Registration: Required
Thu 19 May
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Birds on the Wing
Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. Children ages 3-5. Held on Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am

April 7th (3/24): Spring Has Sprung
April 21st (4/7): Earth Day Every Day
May 5th (4/21): Flower Power
May 19th (5/5): Birds on the Wing
June 2nd (5/19): Colorful Rainbows
June 16th (6/2): Pond Explorations
June 30th (6/16): I Spy a Dragonfly

Pre-register by date in paranthesis

Registration: Required
Sat 21 May
Family Wildlife Walk
Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We will get together for a fun walk through trails in the preserve. We will investigate everything we think is interesting.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 May
What's Blooming on the South Side
Sunday, May 22, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We will meet on the south side of the park for this delightful walk along the Nissequogue River to discover and identify Caleb's native wildflowers. We will be on the lookout for several species we know to be in the park, but have not located. Perhaps you can!

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Gift Shop
  • Museum/Visitors Center
  • Nature Trails
    • Activities
    • Recreation Programs