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Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum

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

Spring Nature Programs

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 02 Jul
Firefly Fun
Saturday, July 2, 2022 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Light up the night by taking a firefly expedition with us! Discover how and why these amazing creatures produce their own light! Please bring an empty, clean, dry container with a top to catch, observe, and release fireflies. Family Program. Please call for Reservations: (631) 265-1054.
Sat 16 Jul
What's Doing the Blooming? Summer Edition
Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Join us on the grounds of the Preserve in search of summer wildflowers! See if you can identify these warm weather treasures with the help of a field guide. Adult Program. Please call for Reservations: (631) 265-1054
Sat 06 Aug
Bat Safari
Saturday, August 6, 2022 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Enter the mysterious world of these fascinating and misunderstood creatures! Separate myth from reality during a walk around the park at dusk. As the sun sets, we will search for bats as they begin their evening insect hunt!. Family Program. Please call for Reservations: (631) 265-1054.
Sat 27 Aug
Intro to Fishing Clinic
Saturday, August 27, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Join us at scenic Willow Pond for a children's introduction to catch and release fishing. Discover the different types of fishing poles, tackle, and bait, and which is best to use in a fresh water pond. View casting demonstrations and a lesson on the different types of fish that make Willow Pond their home. Then stay for some catch and release fishing! Poles, tackle, and bait will be provided. For children under age 15. Children's Program. Please call for Reservations: (631) 265-1054.
Sat 03 Sep
Dragonfly Safari
Saturday, September 3, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Did you know dragonflies love to eat mosquitoes? Discover the dragonfly's beautiful colors, life-cycle, and fascinating behaviors. Enjoy outdoor observation of these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat. We will even catch and release a few so you may see them up close! Family Program. Please call for Reservations: (631) 265-1054.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Gift Shop
  • Visitor Center